Rainn Wilson set for ‘Rocker’

'Office' star will play failed drummer in comedy

Fox Atomic has set a June start date for “The Rocker,” a comedy that will star Rainn Wilson as a failed drummer who gets a second shot at fame. Peter Cattaneo (“The Full Monty”) will direct.

Wilson is negotiating to topline the film during his hiatus from the NBC sitcom “The Office.” Scripted by Ryan Jaffe, and re-written by Wally Wolodarsky and Maya Forbes, the comedy casts Wilson as a modern day Pete Best, the man who dropped out of the Beatles before the band became globally famous.

Shawn Levy and Tom McNulty produce through 21 Laps.

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