X-Men and Ready Player One star Tye Sheridan has signed on for the lead role in The Night Clerk, a thriller from writer-director Michael Cristofer (Gia, Original Sin).
Deadline reports that the project will see Sheridan as “a hotel night clerk Bart Bromley, an intelligent young man on the autism spectrum, who uses secret surveillance cameras to record guests in an effort to improve his social interaction skills. However, when a woman is murdered Bromley becomes the prime suspect and he refuses to reveal his illegal cameras that would prove his innocence. As the police investigation closes in, he becomes close to a beautiful guest named Andrea, but soon realizes he must stop the real murderer before she becomes the next victim.”
2018 is shaping up to be a big year for Sheridan. In addition to Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, which opens in March, he is set to appear in June’s The Yellow Birds, as well as November’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix.