‘Silicon Valley’ Star T.J. Miller Joins Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

'Silicon Valley' Star T.J. Miller Joins
Nils Jorgensen/REX/Shutterstock

Silicon Valley” star T.J. Miller has joined the cast of Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow.

Miller joins a cast that includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, Ben Mendelsohn and Mark Rylance in the virtual universe Oasis, created in the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline. In the story, set in the year 2044, humans have come to prefer Oasis to the real world.

Sheridan plays the lead as a teen in a treasure hunt against ruthless foes after the founder of the  game dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize. Miller will play an annoying troller in the online forums.

Spielberg is directing with shooting expected to start later this month. Producers of “Ready Player One” are Spielberg through his Amblin Partners, Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah.

Miller stars as Erlich Bachman in HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” His feature credits include “Deadpool,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and the upcoming “Office Christmas Party.”

Miller is repped by CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment, Jackoway Tyerman.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading