Actor T.J. Miller has joined the cast of the upcoming film adaptation of Ernest Cline's Ready Player One (via THR).
Miller has been starring on HBO's acclaimed Silicon Valley, and also appeared in the Tim Miller Directed and Ryan Reynolds starring Deadpool as Weasel, Wade Wilson's best friend. He's also responsible for that fantastic "avocado" line seen in the trailers.
Miller joins a talented cast for the Steven Spielberg-helmed Ready Player One. It includes Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mud), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Exodus: Gods and Kings), Simon Pegg (Star Trek Beyond, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel, Ouija), and Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, The BFG). The film is expected to start shooting in early June.
Ready Player One is about an outcast named Wade Owen Watts (Tye Sheridan), who devotes a great deal of time towards an MMO called The Oasis. After the games founder dies, he leaves his fortune up for grabs via an easter egg hunt within the game he created. Watts finds himself embroiled in a conflict that goes well beyond just the game however in his hunt for wealth, as he is far from the only one out to grab the billionaire's fortune, and some will kill to get it.
In addition to Ready Player One, Miller has a few upcoming projects coming, including Goon: Last of the Enforcers. He will also be voicing Tuffnut Thorston in How To Train Your Dragon 3.