WarGames Reboot Gets Director, Ansel Elgort, Tye Sheridan Up For Lead Role

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Deadline reports MGM’s reboot of 1980s teenage hacker actioner WarGames has itself a director in Dean Israelite.

Meanwhile, TheWrap updates that not only do they have a director, there are already young actors batting it out for the lead role, with The Fault in Our Stars’ Ansel Elgort and Mud star Tye Sheridan among those on MGM’s shortlist.

The original film was released in 1983 and featured Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy as a pair of teenage hackers who accidentally hack into the Defense Department’s computer and begin a game with the computer that puts the world on the verge of WWIII. The new version will put the teens in the direct path of NORAD.

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