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John Krasinski Directing His Second Film, The Hollars

The American Office star is set to direct his second film after optioning a script

Source: The Office (US)

John Krasinski is best known for playing Jim Halpert in NBC’s US version of The Office. What most people aren’t aware of however is that he is also a director and released his first film, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men in 2009. Today he has announced his next movie will be titled The Hollars.

Krasinski will direct and also star in the movie, alongside Anna Kendrick and Richard Jenkins. His production company, Saturday Night optioned the script written by James C. Strouse after Krasinski read it and thought that it was “one of the best scripts I’ve read, period”.

He released a statement through Screen International, explaining: “Jim has written one of the most tough-minded, sweet, funny and accurate stories about family I’ve seen. I am lucky to have a script like this to direct… and to have this cast is simply surreal”.

The film will feature Krasinski as John Hollar who has to return to his home town from New York to look after his family when his mother needs brain surgery. The project will be sold at Cannes next week and should should begin production soon after that.

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