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IF | May 17, 2024 | Paramount | John Krasinski directs, writes and stars | Ryan Reynolds and Steve Carell are here too

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Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski are teaming up for Imaginary Friends, a fantastical comedy that is in the process of being picked up by Paramount.


The studio came out on top of a heavy bidding war for the project, beating out Lionsgate and Sony among others, and is in the thick of negotiations. Financial terms were not disclosed.


If deals make, Krasinski will write, direct, produce and star. Reynolds would co-star alongside Krasinski in the Dr. Dolittle-like tale of a man who can see and talk to people’s imaginary friends, befriending those that have been forgotten or discarded. However, some imaginary friends, lacking love and friendship, turn to the dark side and it’s up to Reynolds’ character to save the world from those that become evil.


The package hit the desks of studios early last week, immediately sparking interest due to the names involved and the high concept nature of the story.


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EXCLUSIVE: Fans of The Office look to be getting a long awaited reunion as Steve Carell is set to join former Office cohort John Krasinski in the Quiet Place helmer’s next directing gig IF at Paramount Pictures. Alan Kim, Cailey Fleming and Louis Gossett Jr. are also on board, joining Ryan Reynolds and Krasinski, who will star in the pic. Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Fiona Shaw are also on board.


Details are being kept under wraps, but the story is based on an original idea of Krasinski’s, about a child’s journey to rediscover their imagination. Krasinski will direct, write and produce the original film via his company, Sunday Night, with partners Allyson Seeger and Andrew Form producing. Reynolds will also produce via his company, Maximum Effort. George Dewey will executive produce.


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