Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller, last seen on the big screen in Deadpool, has joined the cast of Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the sci-fi novel by Ernest Cline.
Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke star in the Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel.
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow are behind the movie that is heading towards a late June start with a cast that includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, Ben Mendelsohn and Mark Rylance.
The story is set in a virtual world called Oasis, in which a teenager (Sheridan) finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless foes after the reclusive and enigmatic founder (Rylance) of the game dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize.
Miller will play i-R0k, an annoying troller in the online forums of the game.
Ready Player One is being produced by Spielberg via his Amblin Partners banner, along with Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah.
Miller is repped by CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.