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Dwight Schrute, superhero? Rainn Wilson of 'The Office' talks about his head-splitting new movie

March 24, 2011 |  4:00 pm

Rainnwilson Rainn Wilson can play so many more dimensions than just Dwight Schrute, the smarmy know-it-all on NBC's workplace comedy "The Office." Why, in his wacky new movie "Super," Wilson's character has his skull cracked open so God can touch his brain.

"It’s not a true story, just so you know," the actor helpfully explained in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

Indeed. Wilson plays a crazed vigilante who fashions himself as Crimson Bolt, a tight-costumed righter of wrongs, which includes chasing down people who cut in line at theaters.

"You have tonal shifts from really sincere crying to animated sequences to hyper-violence to farcical comedy," Wilson said. “It’s equal parts Travis Bickle and Napoleon Dynamite. I love all the different places the movie goes. There is a lot of it that you just don’t see coming."

To read the entire story, check out our sister blog Hero Complex here.

"Office" fans, what do you think of Wilson's latest role? Will you check it out?


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-Scott Collins (Twitter: @scottcollinsLAT)

Photo: Rainn Wilson at Monday's premiere of "Super" in Hollywood. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images