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NBC's The Office Star Rainn Wilson to Narrate Documentary About Different Kind of Company

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2009-11-05 04:58:59     
Ironbound Films

Ironbound Films, creators of the Sundance and PBS sensation The Linguists, announced today that Emmy Award-nominated actor Rainn Wilson, who stars as Dwight Schrute on NBC's comedy series The Office, will narrate its feature documentary The New Recruits.

The New Recruits is about a battalion of jet-setting business students armed with a radical plan to end global poverty: charge poor people for goods and services. They spend one year working with startups in Pakistan, India, and Kenya, selling drip irrigation, LED lights, and toilet service. In exploring a movement touted as the new alternative to charity, The New Recruits is an unlikely cross between The Apprentice and Slumdog Millionaire: a hilarious, evocative, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride along a road paved with good intentions.

"I'm thrilled to be doing narration for the documentary The New Recruits," said Rainn Wilson. "It's a fascinating and often hysterical study of the challenges of capitalism in the developing world. Plus, I sound amaaaazing."

"We are elated to have Rainn lend his comic sensibility and universally recognizable voice to The New Recruits," said Jeremy Newberger, who along with Seth Kramer and Daniel A. Miller directed the film. "Rainn's admirable work with the Mona Foundation and Planting Peace and knowledge of issues facing the social sector make him a great fit for the movie. Viewers will relish engaging The New Recruits with Rainn as storyteller."

The New Recruits is funded by the PBS Foundation through a grant from the Skoll Foundation. To learn more about The New Recruits, please visit website.

About Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson was nominated for an Emmy Award three times for his portrayal of Dwight Schrute in the NBC comedy series The Office. Wilson was most recently seen on the big screen in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and heard as the voice of Gallaxhar in Monsters vs. Aliens. Previous film credits include The Rocker, Super Ex-Girlfriend, Sahara, Baadasssss, Full Frontal, Almost Famous, American Sweethearts, House of 1,000 Corpses, and Galaxy Quest. Wilson had a recurring role as Arthur Martin on the hit television series Six Feet Under.

About Ironbound Films

Ironbound Films is an award-winning documentary and new media production company. Ironbound's latest feature The Linguists premiered to rave reviews at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and on PBS in February 2009. Ironbound founders Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger have twice been nominated for Emmy Awards for Outstanding Historical Programming.

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