After eleven years of writing, shooting, re-shooting and editing, Michael is finally ready to present his long-awaited action movie, "Threat Level Midnight," to his coworkers and love interest Holly. But is he ready for their reactions? "Threat Level Midnight" stars Michael Scott as "Agent Michael Scarn," Dwight Schrute as Scarn's butler sidekick, and Jim Halpert as archnemesis "Goldenface," along with many familiar faces from Michael's past. Written by
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The "Threat Level Midnight" idea was introduced in the Season 2 episode "The Client", where the office discovers Michael Scott's screenplay in his desk while he's out on an important sales call, and then stages a reading of it in his absence. Paul Lieberstein wrote "The Client" and he and the other writers, and Carell in particular, wanted to return to the film idea and present it inside of a regular episode (an early plan to simply show the uninterrupted film as a special episode was nixed). When Carell's time on the show was near the end, the idea was brought up and Lieberstein assigned it to BJ Novak to write. See more
Eleven years that I could've been working on "The Scarn Nebulous."
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