Rainn Wilson – Exclusive Video Interview

     February 18, 2007

I’m a huge fan of The Office. HUGE. Even with owning a Tivo, I watch the show the night it airs. The show is brilliant on every level.

Now that I’m done giving the show a handjob, let’s move to why we are here.

At this years Sundance Film Festival I got to interview a few people involved with the New Line Cinema’s upcoming filmThe Last Mimzy. While getting to meet and talk with Timothy Hutton and Bob Shaye was really cool, with my obsession of NBC’s The Office, you must know who the highlight was for me…

Sitting down with Rainn Wilson we covered the spectrum

  • how has his life changed
  • can he still be anonymous in a crowd
  • what are his hopes for Dwight
  • what are the benefits of being on a hit show
  • how he got involved with The Last Mimzy
  • And on his upcoming projects…. he talks about Bonzai Shadowhands, which Jason Reitman (“Thank You For Smoking”) will direct. The film is about Rainn playing a ninja who lives in the San Fernando Valley. We cover other things but you need to watch the interview to get the info…

If you are a fan of Rainn’s from either The Office or anything else he’s been in I think you’ll like the interview. And just like the Timothy Hutton interview when Rainn attacked….this one has a reversal from Tim.

The interview has been edited in QuickTime.

To watch click this link or you can click on the image below.

Andhere is the synopsis for The Last Mimzy as well as some images from the film.

Release Date: March 23, 2007

Based on the acclaimed sci-fi short story by Lewis Padgett, The Last Mimzy tells the story of two children who discover a mysterious box that contains some strange devices they think are toys. As the children play with these “toys,” they begin to display higher and higher intelligence levels. Their teacher tells their parents that they seem to have grown beyond genius. Their parents, too, realize something extraordinary is happening. Emma, the younger of the two, tells her confused mother that one of the toys, a beat-up stuffed toy rabbit, is named Mimzy and that “she teaches me things.”

As Emma’s mom becomes increasingly concerned, a blackout shuts down the city and the government traces the source of the power surge to Emma’s family’s house. Things quickly spin wildly out of their control. The children are focused on these strange objects, Mimzy, and the important mission on which they seem to have been sent. When the little girl says that Mimzy contains a most serious message from the future, a scientific scan shows that Mimzy is part extremely high level electronic, and part organic! Everyone realizes that they are involved in something incredible…but exactly what?

The Last Mimzy features an ensemble cast that includes Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, General’s Daughter), Joely Richardson (The Patriot, Nip/Tuck), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile), and newcomers Rhiannon Leigh Wryn and Chris O’Neil as the children, Emma and Noah. It is produced by Michael Phillips (The Sting, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) and directed by Bob Shaye (executive producer of, among other films, The Lord of the Rings trilogy). Shaye is also founder, Co-Chairman, and Co-CEO of New Line Cinema.

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