Timothy Hutton – Exclusive Video Interview

     February 18, 2007

After promising for weeks to post the rest of my video interviews from this years Sundance, between today and tomorrow it will all be done.

Going up together are the three interviews I did for New Line Cinema’s upcoming film The Last Mimzy, and tomorrow will have the rest.

This particular interview is with Timothy Hutton.

If you have been watching movies over the last two decades you’ll know who he is. I could list his 60 film resume, but to make it easy, here is his link to IMDB. Some of the highlights are Ordinary People, Taps, Turk 182, and Beautiful Girls.

The interview was pretty loose and if you watch the entire thing you’ll see a special appearance by another from the film he is promoting. Let’s just say that Timothy and Rainn Wilson enjoyed doing the press day together….

Some of the things we covered were:

  • Talking about how he got involved with The Last Mimzy
  • What’s it like to work for a studio head as well as a director
  • He’s been a director before, how has that affected him as an actor
  • Rainn ATTACKS!
  • Talks about future projects
  • And a lot more

The interview has been edited in QuickTime.

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

And hereis 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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