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'Silicon Valley' star T.J. Miller joins the cast of 'Ready Player One'

Joining fellow comedy star Simon Pegg, Miller will reportedly play an online troll who goes by the handle of i-Rok.

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Excitement for the film adaptation of Earnest Cline's dystopia sci-fi novel "Ready Player One" has been mounting ever since Steven Spielberg was announced last March.

Now we have another reason to get keen, with T.J. Miller, a recent standout in "Deadpool" and HBO's "Silicon Valley" TV series, has joined the film's cast, according to EW. The entertainment publication added that he'll play a forum troll whose handle is i-Rok.

He'll join Simon Pegg (of "Shaun of the Dead" and "Star Trek"), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops in "X-Men: Apocalypse"), Elle Fanning (from "Super 8" and "Maleficent") and Mark Rylance (a recent Oscar-winner for "Bridge of Spies").

Cline's best-selling novel takes place in a dystopian 2044 and follows a teen who discovers the first clue to finding an Easter egg hidden in the massive virtual online utopia called The OASIS. That first clue, tied to the OASIS creator's obsession with the 1970s and '80s, leads him on a quest that could change (and possibly prematurely end) his life.