It looks like Kim Kardashian and the snake emoji weren’t the only ones publicly celebrating World Emoji Day on Sunday. As Variety reports, Sony Animation paid tribute to the holiday by unveiling a big piece of emoji news: T.J. Miller will star in the upcoming emoji movie, EmojiMovie: Express Yourself. According to Vartiey, the unfailingly funny Silicon Valley actor will play Gene, a “meh” emoji who, due to a glitch of some sort, ends up being a very un-meh "meh" emoji. Hil-meh-rity ensues.
(Quick aside: My sense of humor is nothing if not high brow, so it goes without saying that I cannot wait to find out who will have the privilege of lending their voice to the poo emoji. I mean, I assume there will be a poo emoji character in this movie. There has to be a poo emoji in this movie, right? ...Oh, oops. Sorry about that. I got a little carried away. That aside was less quick than I thought it'd be. Not-so-quick aside over.)
To announce Miller's involvement in the Anthony Leondis-directed flick, Sony Animation uploaded the actor's “audition" video onto the Internet on Sunday. You can check out his imitations of emoji (buckle up for the shrimp impresh) here:
The very animated, not live-action EmojiMovie: Express Yourself is slated to hit theaters on Aug. 11, 2017.