Exclusive: J.K. Simmons on His Creative Endeavors for What Lives Inside


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According to most experts, actor J.K. Simmons is just days away from winning his first Oscar for his role in Whiplash, and to get everyone psyched, ComingSoon.net has an exclusive clip of Mr. Simmons from the upcoming social film What Lives Inside from Intel and Dell, which will run exclusively on Hulu.com staring on March 25.

The film is part of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Inside Films” series and also stars Catherine O’Hara and Colin Hanks. It was shot with the Dell Venue 8 7000 Series tablet with Intel RealSense snapshot and an Intel Atom processor. This year’s social component for “Inside Films” involves director Robert Stromberg (Maleficent) inviting the public to collaborate with him to complete the film by submitting character sketches and drawings for potential inclusion in the story. Submissions will be accepted on WhatLivesInside.com through March 9, and the winning drawings will be handpicked by Stromberg to appear in the film.

The film centers around Hanks’ Taylor, the son of an absentee father who finds himself on a journey of self discovery. His father (Simmons) was a well-known and acclaimed children’s puppeteer who was widely celebrated for his creativity. After his passing, Taylor discovers a mysterious world of his dad’s creation and finds himself on an adventure that will soon unlock his own creativity.

We have a behind-the-scenes clip with Simmons talking about what he wanted to be when he grew up which you can watch below.