Rainn Wilson to create ren faire comedy

The Hollywood Reporter has announced that actor Rainn Wilson of The Office fame will co-write the script for a movie with fellow actor Matt Ross based on Renaissance faires.

Titled Renaissance Men, the story centers on a pair of actors who hide from the law at a ren faire. Says Wilson, "(Renaissance fairs) are fascinating. Everyone has been to one, but no one really knows what makes them tick. The great thing about them is how seriously people take their duties at the fair or as their characters, whether they are doing swordfights or selling giant turkey legs. And I think that the best comedy comes from people taking ridiculous circumstances extremely seriously."