In recent years, Frankie Muniz (Malcolm) has seemed to move away from acting and has pursued a racing career as well as recently joining Arizona-based band You Hang Up as a drummer.

Frankie making a recent appearance at Celebrity Fight Night XVI

Now, KSiteTV is reporting that Frankie has landed an acting role in Pizza Man, which is set to be a family-friendly superhero movie.

Malcolm In The Middle star Frankie Muniz is returning to acting for the first time in five years for a new movie currently being filmed with the title of “Pizza Man.”

The film is executive produced by Foz McDermott, known to many online fans of Heroes as “TheMightyFoz” on Twitter. McDermott was involved in many aspects of the show’s production, also producing for the BBC “Heroes Unmasked” series in addition to writing episodes of the Heroes “Slow Burn” tie-ins as well as writing for the online graphic novels.

“Pizza Man,” envisioned as a family-friendly feature that could be enjoyed by fans of the genre as well as their kids, also features former championship wrestler “Diamond” Dallas Page as the villain.

Frankie’s recent tweets do seem to support the story that he is filming something, although there is scarce information available and neither Frankie himself nor anyone officially connected to him have announced his participation in the Pizza Man project.

First day of filming tomorrow. I sure hope I remember how to do this!

First day on set… Everybody tell @elyciamarie to hurry up and drive out from AZ!

Great first day back on set! Cast and crew are all good people! Tomorrow = Day off!

Hopefully some more details and official confirmation will emerge soon, but it does seem likely that Frankie is returning to acting in some capacity. No word on how this affects his role as drummer in You Hang Up or his racing career which appears to be on hold for now.

Thanks to Nico21 on the forums for finding the KSiteTV article.

Source: KSiteTV, @frankiemuniz on Twitter