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about the cast
the cast

Timothy Hutton (David Wilder)

Joely Richardson (Jo Wilder)

Rainn Wilson (Larry White)

Chris O’Neil (Noah Wilder)

Kathryn Hahn (Naomi)

Michael Clarke Duncan (Agent Broadman)

 
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About The Cast

Timothy Hutton (David Wilder)


Timothy Hutton (left) stars as “David Wilder”
and Rhiannon Leigh Wryn (right) stars as “Emma Wilder”

After winning an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Los Angeles Film Critic's award for his performance in Robert Redford's Ordinary People, Timothy Hutton went on to star in numerous films, including Taps, Daniel, Falcon and the Snowman, Made in Heaven, Q&A, General’s Daughter, French Kiss, Beautiful Girls, Sunshine and Kinsey.

With Taps , Hutton received his second Golden Globe Award nomination. Hutton was seen in Columbia Pictures' Secret Window, based on the novella by Stephen King, directed by David Koepp with Johnny Depp and John Turturro also starring. Most recently he co-starred in Last Holiday opposite Queen Latifah and Robert DeNiro’s The Good Shepherd.

As a member of New York's Circle Repertory Company, Hutton originated the lead role in the Broadway Production of Craig Lucas' “Prelude to a Kiss” and starred in “Babylon Gardens” with Mary Louise Parker. In addition, Hutton appeared in the Los Angeles stage production of “The Oldest Living Graduate,” opposite Henry Fonda, which was later broadcast live on NBC. Hutton also directed Nicole Burdette's “Busted” for the New York-based theatre company, Naked Angels.

On television, Hutton produced and starred in Showtime's “Mr. & Mrs. Loving,” written and directed by Oscar-nominated Richard Friedenberg (A River Runs Through It), starred as the title character in the acclaimed “Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within,” also for Showtime, and the docudrama WWIII for the Fox Network. After starring in A&E's highly successful “Nero Wolfe: The Golden Spiders,” the network went back to Hutton, who agreed to executive produce, direct and star in several additional Nero Wolfe adaptations. These highly acclaimed films premiered in Spring 2001 on A&E, with a repertoire of actors who co-star with Hutton and Maury Chaykin, and ran for two years.

Working behind the camera, Hutton has directed a number of music videos, including “Drive” by the Cars, “Not Enough Love” by Don Henley, and the Neil Young concert film “Freedom,” as well as an episode of Steven Spielberg's “Amazing Stories,” entitled "Grandpa's Ghost," from a story he wrote.

Hutton's feature film directorial debut, Digging to China, premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival to standing ovations. This off-beat coming-of-age story starred Kevin Bacon and Mary Stuart Masterson, and introduced 10-year old Evan Rachel Wood; the film was released in 1998.

Joely Richardson (Jo Wilder)


(left to right) Timothy Hutton stars as “David Wilder”
and Joely Richardson stars as “Jo Wilder”

Joely Richardson has established herself as an internationally successful and versatile actress in the worlds of film, television and theatre.

Richardson has garnered two Golden Globe nominations for ‘Best Actress’ and critical praise for her starring role in FX’s top rated drama, “Nip/Tuck,” a Golden Globe winner for ‘Best Drama.’ Joely’s extraordinary portrayal of a woman caught in deep emotional struggles has established her as one of televisions most talented actresses. “Nip/Tuck” recently completed its 4th season.

Richardson recently appeared ABC original movie “Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America,” a meticulously researched story of an Avian Flu virus which mutates at a devastating speed to become a lethal pandemic. Richardson plays the role of “Dr. Iris Varnack” of the Epidemic Intelligence Service. The film is directed by Richard Pearce and also stars Ann Cusack, Stacy Keach, Justina Machado and Scott Cohen.

In March 2005, Richardson starred in the Lifetime movie, “Lies My Mother Told Me.” The movie told the true story of Laren Sims, a charming con-woman who, with her young daughter, scams her way across the country and into a prosperous marriage before the past catches up to her and leads to murder. The movie drew exceptional ratings from the network and critical praise for Richardson.

Richardson also starred in the UK ITVI drama, “Wallis and Edward” where she portrayed Wallis Simpson, starring opposite Stephen Campbell Moore. The film was based on Wallis Simpson’s love affair with King Edward VIII.

In 2003, Richardson starred in the CBS movie “Fallen Angel” opposite Gary Sinise, which was the highest rated ‘Made for TV’ movie that year.

Richardson has also been successful in theatre in London and started by doing seasons at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Old Vic and The West End. In 2001, she played the title role in “Madame Melville” at the promenade in New York, opposite Macauley Culkin.

Richardson also starred in a few popular UK television shows including Ken Russell’s “Lady Chatterley” with Sean Bean, “The Echo” with Clive Owen and “Heading Home” with Gray Oldman.

Richardson has also built an impressive list of feature credits with her roles in such films as The Patriot, Return to Me, The Affair of the Necklace and the successful Disney remake of 101 Dalmatians. Prior to that, Richardson proved her versatility by starring in films ranging from Peter Greenaway's arthouse favorite, Drowning By Numbers in 1988 to her critically acclaimed performance in the drama Sister, My Sister.

Richardson currently divides her time between Los Angeles and London.

Rainn Wilson (Larry White)


Rainn Wilson stars as “Larry White”

Rainn Wilson, the pitiable mortician’s apprentice on the HBO’s Emmy Award winning television series “Six Feet Under,” is now seen on NBC in the third season of the Emmy Award Winning series for “Best Comedy,” the American version of “The Office” alongside Steve Carell. Endearing himself to millions, he portrays Dwight Schrute, an eccentric paper salesman whose ego knows no bounds, dreams of being “#2,” and fervently torments his colleagues in his own lovable fashion.

It has been said that the Season 2 ratings surge was, in part, due to a grass-roots effort spawned by the casts’ Internet blogs. Wilson, writing as his character Dwight, spends his on-camera work time scripting a hysterical recounting of “Office” events, discussing everything from the inter-office antics to the differences – per Dwight – between men and women. The blog can be viewed through the show’s link at www.nbc.com.

Wilson is currently in pre-production on Bonzai Shadowhand, a dark comedy that he will both write and star in for Fox Searchlight; Jason Reitman (Thank You For Smoking) is set to direct and produce. The story revolves around a once-great ninja who is now living a life of mediocrity somewhere in the San Fernando Valley. Within weeks of the Bonzai Shadowhand green light, Paramount/MTV picked up another project from Wilson. The comedy Kanan Rhodes: Unkillable Servant of Justice, in which he is to star, will be directed by Bob Odenkirk for an end of year release.

Most recently, Wilson was seen in Ivan Reitman’s comedy for 20th Century Fox, Super Ex-Girlfriend, opposite Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman. He has also guest-starred on “CSI,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Dark Angel” and “Monk,” and he co-starred in the TV movie “When Billy Beat Bobby.”

Prior to television and film, Wilson honed is skills on stage. Credits include performances in two Broadway plays, “London Assurance” and “The Tempest.” He has also performed off-Broadway in “The New Bozena,” “Plunge,” “Venus,” “Titus Andronicus,” and “Twelfth Night.” He attended the graduate acting program at New York University.

Wilson currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, fiction-writer Holiday Reinhorn, their young son, Walter, and their two pit bulls, Oona and Harper Lee.

Rhiannon Leigh Wryn (Emma Wilder) Six-year-old Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, who resides in Los Angeles, played Betty Ross as a child in Ang Lee’s The Hulk and landed a guest appearance on “The King of Queens” before being cast in The Last Mimzy. Rhiannon’s foray into acting follows in the footsteps of her sister Hunter Ashley Wryn (Serenity) and brother Connor Dylan Wryn (Constantine).

Chris O’Neil (Noah Wilder)


Chris O’Neil stars as “Noah Wilder”

Chris O’Neil was born in Boulder, Colorado in 1994. He lives in the family home in the foothills above Denver and makes his feature film debut in The Last Mimzy.

Thirty-five minutes from central Denver, 15 minutes from the nearest grocery store, and overlooking the site of the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility, Chris grew up with a fraction of the television and movies his peers enjoy.

Chris attended Dennison Elementary, which typically ranks in the top three schools in the state (academically). When he is filming, Chris attends school on the set of the production.

It was no surprise to Chris’ parents when teachers, friends, and family identified
Mimzy Production Notes 20 /30 him as a natural entertainer. It took some time, however, to act. In early 2005 his mother started the ball rolling. Chris and his dad spent the summer preparing for an amateur competition in Los Angeles in August.

Chris won five silver and one bronze medals in six competitions and attracted the attention of Cutler Management who encouraged him to return to Los Angeles to study, which he did in early December. He was put through what amounted to acting boot camp, a battery of classes from improv to cold-reading technique with the top coaches in Los Angeles. When she felt Chris was ready, his manager introduced him to his agent. A few weeks later, Chris was offered his role in The Last Mimzy.

Kathryn Hahn (Naomi)


Kathryn Hahn (left) stars as “Naomi Schwartz”
and Rainn Wilson (right) stars as “Larry White”

Kathryn Hahn is best known for her role as Lily Lebowski on NBC’s “Crossing Jordan.” Hahn’s feature credits include How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days with Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, Win a Date with Ted Hamilton with Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace and Nathan Lane, Around the Bend with Michael Caine and Christopher Walken and A Lot Like Love, with Amanda Peet and Ashton Kutcher. She was most recently seen in The Holiday with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jude Law.

Michael Clarke Duncan (Agent Broadman)


Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan’s performance as the gentle giant in The Green Mile received massive critical-acclaim. This unforgettable performance has led to a career of diversified roles and worldwide praise.

Currently, Michael stars in the productions of the films The Last Mimzy, directed by Bob Shaye, and Slipstream directed by and co-starring Anthony Hopkins, both screening at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Duncan most recently was seen in summer 2006’s mega-hit Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby with Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Duncan was seen in 2005 in Michael Bay’s action-thriller The Island, with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson; in Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City as Manute; and the dark comedy D.E.B.S. Prior to that, Duncan starred in several blockbuster films including Daredevil, opposite Ben Affleck, The Scorpion King opposite The Rock, Planet of the Apes opposite Mark Wahlberg, See Spot Run opposite David Arquette and The Whole Nine Yards opposite Bruce Willis.

Duncan has also worked with Bruce Willis on Armageddon. It was Willis who placed the call to director, Frank Darabont to suggest Duncan for the critical role of John Coffey in The Green Mile. Darabont had conducted a nationwide casting call searching for the perfect actor to portray this beloved character in the Stephen King adaptation. Duncan’s keen acting prowess and exceptionally kind demeanor won him this crucial role. Portraying John Coffey won Duncan numerous accolades including an Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe nomination, SAG nomination, Broadcast Film Critics Award, Saturn Award and Black Reel Award, to name a few. In addition, Duncan was recognized as the ShoWest Male Star of Tomorrow.

Duncan’s previous film credits include Bulworth, The Player’s Club and A Night at the Roxbury. He has had guest roles on the hit television shows “The Jaime Foxx Show,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” “Weird Science,” “Married…With Children” and “The Wayan Bros.”

With an unmistakable deep voice, Duncan has thrived as a voiceover actor as well. His most recent voiceover film credits include Racing Stripes, Delgo and Dinotopia: Curse of the Ruby Sunstone. Previously he voiced characters in Brother Bear, George of the Jungle 2 and Cats & Dogs.About The Filmmakers

 



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