Erlich Bachman himself, T.J. Miller, is joining the growing cast of Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One. According to THR, Miller will be playing i-R0k, a pesky troll inside the world of the game. You couldn’t ask for better casting.
Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestselling novel, tells the story of a future dystopia, where a teenager battles most of society in a virtual world to try and find a hidden treasure left behind by the creator’s estate. That’s the basic premise, it’s way more convoluted than that. Miller will join an already impressive cast that includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, Ben Mendelsohn and Mark Rylance.
Having Miller play a bothersome antagonist is an inspired bit of casting. The guy has the market cornered on Silicon Valley, and I can’t imagine the small role of i-R0k to be too far of a departure from Miller’s HBO character Erlich, who steals every scene in which he appears.
Ready Player One will hit theaters March 30, 2018.