Though not much is known about the Ready Player One movie yet, one thing we can say for certain is that it’s putting together a stellar cast. The Steven Spielberg adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel will be led by X-Men: Apocalypse star Tye Sheridan, and is s also set to star Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline, Rogue One), frequent Spielberg collaborator Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Bridge of Spies), and Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel, Me Earl and the Dying Girl). Now, we’re learning that Silicon Valley’s T.J. Miller is also being added to that already great list.
According to THR, Miller will be playing the character i-R0k, a terrible online forum troll. I haven’t read the novel so can’t comment on the specifics, but Ready Player One, you had me at T.J. Miller playing an internet troll. He will do excel in this with aplomb. For the uninitiated,
Set in the yeah 2044, the story of Ready Player One follows a teenager named Wade Watts, a gunter (a portmanteau of egg hunter) who is the first person to discover the first of three keys left behind by the late OASIS creator James Halliday. After Halliday’s death, a worldwide Easter Egg hunt ensues to find a hidden treasure that gives the discoverer control over OASIS—which, in this dystopian future, essentially means control over the world.
The film will premiere March 30th, 2018, and is set to start production in late June; check out more of our recent coverage below:
- ‘Ready Player One’: Design Your Own 3D Avatar That Could Appear in the Movie!
- Tye Sheridan on the ‘Ready Player One’ Audition Process with Steven Spielberg
- ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Star Tye Sheridan Is Signed on for Two More Films, Teases ‘Ready Player One’
- Simon Pegg in Talks to Join Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’