TJ Miller, who currently stars in HBO’s Silicon Valley, has joined the cast of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. THR is reporting Miller will play i-R0k, a troll inside the cyberspace world of “Oasis” who attacks the film’s protagonist Wade. The film also stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance and Simon Pegg. The coming film is based on the 2011 book by Earnest Cline of the same title:
“In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenager Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.”
The film, directed by Steven Spielberg, opens in theaters March 30, 2018.