According to Variety, husband and wife movie stars Emily Blunt (Looper, Sicario) and John Krasinski (13 Hours, The Office) will team up onscreen for the first time for Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes’ supernatural thriller A Quiet Place. Having previously helmed indie films Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and The Hollars, this will also mark Krasinski’s first big studio film as a director.
Emily wasnt first choice but while John was flying to meet with other talent, Blunt got hold of script and attached herself before he landed
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) March 15, 2017
Said to be a supernatural horror film in the vein The Purge and Ouija, A Quiet Place is set on a farm where a family has been terrorized by a ghostly being for some time. Shooting will begin on the project this coming fall.
Krasinski will pen the screenplay from an earlier draft by writing/directing team Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (Nightlight, The Bride Wore Blood). Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce the film, with Krasinski and Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger executive producing alongside Beck and Woods. Krasinski and his Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger will serve as executive producers alongside Beck and Woods.
Krasinski will next be seen playing the lead in Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Riots Project, which opens on August 4, 2017. He also will play Tom Clancy’s title character in Platinum Dunes’ Jack Ryan TV series. Blunt is currently filming Mary Poppins Returns for Disney.
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