According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rainn Wilson has been cast in Mimzy, a family feature that New Line Cinema co-CEO Bob Shaye is directing for the studio. Joely Richardson also is joining the cast.

Mimzy tells the story of two siblings who, after discovering a box of toys sent from the future, begin developing some remarkable talents -- terrifying and wonderful. As their parents and teacher notice the kids' changed behavior, they all find themselves drawn into a unique world. Wilson will play a science teacher, and Richardson is the siblings' mom.

A late March start date in Vancouver is being eyed.