T.J. Miller is grabbing a game paddle and joining “Ready Player One.”
Miller was cast as Number Six, a bounty hunter, the insider said. Miller can currently be seen as loudmouth entrepreneur Erlich Bachman on the HBO comedy “Silicon Valley.”
Written by Ernest Cline and published in 2011, “Ready Player One” concerns the Oasis, a virtual reality universe that humans in the not-too-distant future come to prefer over living in the real world. The story begins when the founder of Oasis dies and offers his fortune up in a treasure hunt that brings out all kinds of contestants, including a teenager named Wade Watts, who will be played by Sheridan.
Cooke (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”) is set to play the female lead in the film, which was written by Zak Penn. Ben Mendelsohn will play the villain, an executive for an Internet corporation that has designs on Oasis.
Warner Bros. will release “Ready Player One” on March 30, 2018.