TJ Miller Joins Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

“Silicon Valley” star will portray an online troll in adaptation of Ernest Cline novel

Last Updated: June 1, 2016 @ 3:48 PM

T.J. Miller is grabbing a game paddle and joining “Ready Player One.”

Miller has joined Simon Pegg, Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cook in the beloved YA adaptation, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap.

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 PennBen Mendelsohn will play the villain, an executive for an Internet corporation that has designs on Oasis.

Spielberg will direct and also produce “Ready Player One” with Donald De Line, Dan Farah and Kristie Macosko Krieger, while Bruce Berman will executive produce.

Warner Bros. will release “Ready Player One” on March 30, 2018.