The folks at Fox Atomic just dropped this little gem on us this evening, the first look at Rainn Wilson in his upcoming flick The Rocker. The film puts Wilson, famous for his role as Dwight Schrute on NBC’s “The Office”, in the shoes of failed drummer Robert “Fish” Fishman. And if you look closely below, you will see that Wilson has the ability to make just about anything funny. Keep your fingers crossed for a trailer soon.
Official Plot Synopsis: The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Robert “Fish” Fishman is the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate drummer for the eighties hair band Vesuvius, who is living the rock n’ roll dream until he is unceremoniously kicked out of the band. Twenty years after his rock star fantasies are destroyed, just when Fish has finally given up all hope, he hears that his nephew’s high school rock band A.D.D. is looking for a new drummer. They reluctantly make him the newest member of the band, giving him a chance to reclaim the rock God throne he’s always thought he deserved, and taking the young band along for the ride of their lives.
The Rocker also stars Christina Applegate, Emma Stone, Teddy Geiger and Josh Gad. It will hit theaters sometime in 2008.