T.J. Miller of ‘Silicon Valley’ fame roped in for the lead voice of ‘Emojimovie: Express Yourself’

As the world celebrated ‘World Emoji Day’ yesterday, we received some news regarding the virtual expressions or emojis or rather concerning the Emojimovie: Express Yourself which is being produced by Sony Pictures Animation. The plot of the movie seems to be an interesting one as we delve into the world where emojis come to life. During the presentation at CinemaCon this spring, Sony Pictures Animation, president, Kristine Belson provided a glimpse of the movie’s plot while asserting, “Inside your phone, there’s a secret world — and we enter through the text app where we discover Emoji Valley, where the industrious Emoji live and work.” Now, T.J Miller who was recently seen in Deadpool, has been signed in for the voice of the lead character ‘Gene’, who is described as a jubilant and positive emoji that was supposed to be a “meh” emoji, just like his parents but he was born with a glitch that gives him various expressions that are out of his control. Does he desire to be normal like the other emojis? Yes! But will he later discover that the ability to express oneself is the greatest gift one can be given? Previously, Miller has lent his voice to various projects like Big Hero 6, How to Train Your Dragon, Gravity Falls and High School USA. He can be currently seen on HBO’s Silicon Valley where he plays the role of Erlich Bachman. Miller is also working on Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One, where he plays the part of online troll i-R0k. Emojimovie: Express Yourself is being directed by Anthony Leondis from a script which has been written by Leonidis himself in collaboration with Eric Siegel. Produced by Sony Pictures Animation, the film is slated to hit theatres on 11 August, 2017.