Quiet Place: John Krasinski to Write, Star, and Direct Wife Emily Blunt in Thriller

Actor-director John Krasinski and wife-star Emily Blunt will co-star in their first feature together.

Krasinksi will write and direct the Paramount/Platinum Dunes supernatural thriller A Quiet Place, marking his third directorial effort and first for a major studio, and also star opposite his wife Blunt in the film.

Krasinski previously helmed the indie The Hollars last year and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, in 2009.

Michael Bay will produce along with his partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes. Scott Beck and Bryan Woods wrote the earlier draft.

Krasinski and his Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger will serve as executive producers alongside Beck and Woods.

The film goes into production this fall, but plot details are unknown.

Krasinski and Platinum Dunes last collaborated on Bay’s 2016 drama “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” They’re also re-teaming on the Amazon series Jack Ryan, which Dunes is producing and Krasinski is starring as the iconic CIA analyst. The show will premiere sometime in 2018.

During their time together in pre-production meetings on “Jack Ryan,” Krasinski expressed interest in doing a genre film in the vein of “The Purge” and “Ouija,” leading them to “The Quiet Place,” which the banner had recently acquired.

Krasinski appears in Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming movie about the Detroit Riots.

He was an executive producer on the Oscar-winning drama, Manchester by the Sea.”

Blunt stars in Disney’s Mary Poppins sequel Mary Poppins Returns, which hits theaters December 25, 2018.

Krasinski and Blunt, who wed in 2010, prefer keeping their work and home lives separate, but neither wanted to pass up the film after reading the script.

 

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