Interview by Craig Byrne
The movie “Pizza Man” is currently shooting now to be delivered to a theater near you sometime in the future, and one of the highlights of the film is the return of actor Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle, Agent Cody Banks) to the acting world. In this exclusive KSiteTV interview, Mr. Muniz talks a bit about the movie, his starring role in it, and what fans should expect from his return to the big screen.
This is the first of several interviews to be rolled out in a special “Pizza Man Week” here at KSiteTV. Enjoy the interview!
KSITETV: Can you tell us a little bit about the character you will be playing in the movie?
MUNIZ: I play Matt Burns, who’s just a kind of regular guy. He’s working in his family’s pizza restaurant with his mom and trying to go to college. Like all other kids in college, I have to work full time to pay my way. I kind of get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, at a science lab where the bad guys come to take over everything. I end up getting shot; I’m dying, so I eat a tomato that the scientist, Professor Tucker, has been developing, where you can basically inject this serum to heal. So I’m the first person – they don’t think it’s going to work, but it ended up working, but it makes me into this indestructible person. So, the bad guys are after me, because they want to get the serum out of me, so they can make an army of indesctructible men. But they’re using not for a good cause, but just to be able to go everywhere – if people get their heads cut off, it’ll grow back, and that sort of thing. So I become Pizza Man, which is the mascot of the pizza parlor; a guy dressed in a super hero costume. I end up putting it on to hide my identity a little bit. It’s kind of funny, because I have a big P on my chest, and I go ‘I’m Power Man!’ and everyone goes ‘that’s Pizza Man!’ So everyone’s kind of making fun of him, but I really am a super hero in the end.
KSITETV: Can you talk about some of the actors who are also starring in “Pizza Man?”
MUNIZ: We have a pretty good cast put together. I’ve got Shelley Long playing my mom. My girlfriend and all of my family are like “oh my God, I love her!” And Diamond Dallas Page; I was a big fan of his while growing up watching wrestling. He’s a really great actor. It’s been really great to work with him, because he’s really into it, and he really is putting in a lot of time to get into his character. It’s been good. We have a lot of cameos lined up. Adam West, the original Batman, we’re going to shoot that on Sunday. There are a lot of those, so that’s kind of been the most fun so far. We had Rowdy Roddy Piper. It was really cool. We’re getting a lot of good stuff. Everyone I’ve been working with has just been really fun, and we’ve been having a good time.
The release date for “Pizza Man” has yet to be announced.
Full interview: ksitetv.com