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“The Office” Star Rainn Wilson Stars in “Chilling, intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath’s growing fascination with death”

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I’m really looking forward to this: comic actor Rainn Wilson, best known as Dwight in “The Office” is starring in a new movie called “The Boy.”

It’s described in a press release as a “chilling, intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath’s growing fascination with death.”

More: “It’s the summer of 1989. Nine-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) and his father John (David Morse) are the proprietors of The Mtn. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted’s mother left, John has drifted into despondency—becoming a living ghost, haunting the motel—leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (Rainn Wilson), captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship – setting the stage for Ted’s final, unnerving metamorphosis.”

“The Boy” will be released by NBC Universal to video on demand and in very limited and sort of obscure release in New York on August 18th.

Here’s the trailer. Looks like fun! Elijah Wood is listed as a producer. The little boy, Jared Breeze, should be in therapy soon by the looks of things.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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