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The Office star Steve Carell finally reunites with John Krasinski


Nearly a decade after The Office went off the air, stars Steve Carell and John Krasinski will finally reunite on the big screen.

Carell, 59, has signed on for Krasinski’s, 42, next directorial effort entitled IF for Paramount Pictures, according to Deadline.

Krasinski will write, direct, produce and star in the film alongside Carell, part of a cast including Ryan Reynolds, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., Alan Kim, Cailey Fleming and Fiona Shaw.

Reunited: Nearly a decade after The Office went off the air, stars Steve Carell and John Krasinski will finally reunite on the big screen

Reunited: Nearly a decade after The Office went off the air, stars Steve Carell and John Krasinski will finally reunite on the big screen

New role: Carell, 59, has signed on for Krasinski's, 42, next directorial effort entitled IF for Paramount Pictures, according to Deadline

New role: Carell, 59, has signed on for Krasinski’s, 42, next directorial effort entitled IF for Paramount Pictures, according to Deadline 

Writer-director-star: Krasinski will write, direct, produce and star in the film alongside Carell, part of a cast including Ryan Reynolds, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., Alan Kim, Cailey Fleming and Fiona Shaw

Writer-director-star: Krasinski will write, direct, produce and star in the film alongside Carell, part of a cast including Ryan Reynolds, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., Alan Kim, Cailey Fleming and Fiona Shaw

While major plot details are being kept under wraps, the project is based on Krasinski’s original idea about, ‘a child’s journey to rediscover their imagination.’  

Krasinski will produce through his Sunday Night production company, through their first look deal with Paramount Pictures.

Reynolds will also star and produce through his company Maximum Effort’s first look deal with Paramount as well.

Producer: Krasinski will produce through his Sunday Night production company, through their first look deal with Paramount Pictures

Producer: Krasinski will produce through his Sunday Night production company, through their first look deal with Paramount Pictures

Allyson Seeger and Andrew Form are also producing through Sunday Night, with George Dewey serving as an executive producer.

While no production schedule was given, Paramount has already set a November 17, 2023 release date, putting it up against Universal’s The TrollsTopia Movie. 

The project has been in the works for quite some time with The Hollywood Reporter first reporting on it back in October 2019 when it was called Imaginary Friends.

Imaginary: The project has been in the works for quite some time with The Hollywood Reporter first reporting on it back in October 2019 when it was called Imaginary Friends

Imaginary: The project has been in the works for quite some time with The Hollywood Reporter first reporting on it back in October 2019 when it was called Imaginary Friends

That report revealed the story followed a man (Reynolds) who can see and interact with people’s imaginary friends, though he’s tasked with saving the world from imaginary friends who have turned to the ‘dark side’ after lacking love and friendship.

Krasinski shared a photo on Twitter of his talented cast on Tuesday morning, which he captioned, ‘Ah, what if one day I could assemble my dream cast? What… IF.’

This will be Carell and Krasinski’s first project together since The Office went off the air in 2013, though there have been rumors about a reunion special.

Office mates: This will be Carell and Krasinski's first project together since The Office went off the air in 2013, though there have been rumors about a reunion special

Office mates: This will be Carell and Krasinski’s first project together since The Office went off the air in 2013, though there have been rumors about a reunion special

Tweet: Krasinski shared a photo on Twitter of his talented cast on Tuesday morning, which he captioned, 'Ah, what if one day I could assemble my dream cast? What... IF'

Tweet: Krasinski shared a photo on Twitter of his talented cast on Tuesday morning, which he captioned, ‘Ah, what if one day I could assemble my dream cast? What… IF’

Krasinski will return as Jack Ryan in Amazon’s hit series for a third season that will air sometime in 2022, with a fourth season already renewed.

Carell is coming off Apple TV Plus’ The Morning Show and he’s currently filming The Patient for FX.

He will also return to voice the beloved animated villain Gru in Minions: The Rise of Gru, in theaters July 1. 

Jack's back: Krasinski will return as Jack Ryan in Amazon's hit series for a third season that will air sometime in 2022, with a fourth season already renewed

Jack’s back: Krasinski will return as Jack Ryan in Amazon’s hit series for a third season that will air sometime in 2022, with a fourth season already renewed

Coming soon: Carell is coming off Apple TV Plus' The Morning Show and he's currently filming The Patient for FX

Coming soon: Carell is coming off Apple TV Plus’ The Morning Show and he’s currently filming The Patient for FX

Gru: He will also return to voice the beloved animated villain Gru in Minions: The Rise of Gru, in theaters July 1

Gru: He will also return to voice the beloved animated villain Gru in Minions: The Rise of Gru, in theaters July 1

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