Man, these two need to get a room already.
The collaborative bromance between director Steven Spielberg and actor Mark Rylance is about to jump from 3 to 4, and specifically in Spielberg’s four most recent films (two already produced, two more on the way).
Shortly after announcing their third movie together – the religious historical drama The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara – it’s being reported that Rylance is in final negotiations to join Spielberg’s dystopian future thriller Ready Player One, which starts shooting this summer.
Based on the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One is set in 2044 at a time when humans have come to prefer living in a virtual reality called Oasis rather than in the real world. If he signs (or when, more likely), Rylance will play Oasis creator James Donovan Halliday. He would join cast members Tye Sheridan (the lead), Ben Mendelsohn (the villain), plus Simon Pegg and Olivia Cooke. RPO won’t be released until March of 2018.
Spielberg and Rylance first worked together on 2015’s Bridge Of Spies, for which Rylance won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Their second film – The BFG, based on a Roald Dahl fantasy – opens on July 1, 2016.
At this rate, I think it’s safe to assume we’ll eventually see Rylance on-screen with Indiana Jones.