John Krasinksi is best known as an actor, but he’s also been exploring writing and directing in the last few years. While few people saw his directorial debut – Brief Interviews with Hideous Men – he’s now returning with The Hollars, according to Screen Daily.
He’s also set to star in the film alongside the always excellent Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins and Margo Martindale.
James C Strouse wrote the script which will see Krasinski as ‘John Hollar, who gets yanked from the New York life he shares with his beautiful girlfriend back to his Middle America home town when his mother undergoes brain surgery.
‘Back in the place where his life began, Hollar must navigate the dysfunctional rhythms of his helpless brother, anxiety-prone father and over-eager high school girlfriend.’
The actor turned director comments, “This is one of the best scripts I’ve read, period. 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 movie will be sold at Cannes later this month.
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