John Krasinski and Steve Carrell are getting back together. But not to push paper in Scranton. The Office alums are reuniting for a whole new project. Carell will star in Krasinski’s next movie IF. And if it’s even half as successful as their time on television together it will be a monster hit. Considering some of the other famous names rounding out the cast—which includes Louis Gossett Jr., Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Ryan Reynolds—it won’t be a hard sell to moviegoers.
Deadline reports Carell has signed on for the next film from The Quiet Place director. It will see the former Jim Halpert write, direct, produce, and star in a movie based on his own idea. There’s no official synopsis for the film yet. But Deadline says it’s “about a child’s journey to rediscover their imagination.”
In addition to Carrell and the other big names already attached, it will also feature two of Hollywood’s best youngsters, Alan Kim (Minari) and Cailey Fleming (The Walking Dead). Despite only being 14, Fleming already has major nerd cred. She also starred as young Rey in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. And as young Sylvie on Disney+’s Loki. The always excellent Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve) is also attached to the movie.
Krasinki’s production company Sunday Night will produce with Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort productions. The film has a targeted release date for fall of next year, November 17, 2023. It will be the first time Carell and Krasinski have teamed up since their time together on the hit NBC series. Of course, with Krasinski in the director’s chair he’ll be the one bossing around the former Michael Scott.
Not that fans of The Office care which one is in charge. They’ll just be happy to see the former co-workers back together again. Especially if this film leads to a real reunion for The Office.