THR is reporting that John has joined Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming Untitled Detroit Drama.
John Krasinski, who established his leading-man film cred starring in Michael Bay’s 13 Hours, has nabbed a key role in Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit riots drama.
Bigelow is directing the movie that currently is in production in the Boston area, and has actors John Boyega, Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore, Algee Smith, Ben O’Toole, Jack Reynor, Jason Mitchell, Kaitlyn Dever and Hannah Murray as characters on both sides of the racial divide and both sides of the police and civilian line.
Details and character information are being kept under lock and key, but the script by Mark Boal is a crime thriller set against the backdrop of the devastating riots that took place in Detroit over five summer days in 1967.
Bigelow is producing with Boal, Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman, and Colin Wilson, with Greg Shapiro executive producing. Annapurna is financing.
The WME-repped Krasinski may have made his name on NBC’s comedy The Office but has been making major inroads with movies since that show went off the air as well as flexing his more dramatic chops. Based on the events of Sept. 11, 2012, in Benghazi, 13 Hours grossed $52 million domestically but has proven to be a massive hit in the home entertainment market.
Krasinski, who directed and starred in the recent dramatic comedy The Hollars, also is starring as the title character in Jack Ryan, Amazon’s thriller series based on the Tom Clancy books about a daring intelligence analyst.
John attended a screening of “The Hollars” in Los Angeles earlier this week alongside Charlie Day, Ashley Dyke, Margo Martindale, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Tom Bernard. We have added the high quality images in our gallery.
John attended a press conference for “The Hollars” earlier this week. We have added the high quality images in our gallery.
“The Hollars” release in the US is less than a week away, and John is expected to make a few talk show appearances to promote the movie. His upcoming talk show schedule can be found below (Via Interbridge), and we will edit this post when more appearances are announced:
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Mo 8/22: Hillary Clinton, John Krasinski, Robert Randolph
Tu 8/23: John Krasinski, Judy Greer, Blood Orange
The Late Late Show with James Corden
We 8/24: John Krasinski, Penn & Teller
A new “Jack Ryan” series, starring John Krasinski, has landed a series greenlight at Amazon with a 10-episode order, Variety has learned.
Based on Tom Clancy’s iconic CIA character, the modernized series, described as a reinvention of the classic story, hails from Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland who shepherded the adaptation.
Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross, Mace Neufeld and Lindsey Springer are also exec producing. The series hails from Paramount TV and Skydance Television.
The hourlong action drama will follow the title character (Krasinski), an up-and-coming CIA analyst, who is thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time. He uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.
John attended “The Hollars” New York City screening yesterday, alongside his cast Margo Martindale, Sharito Copley and Tom Bernard. Sony director Michael Barker and John’s wife Emily Blunt were also among the attendees. We have added the high quality images in our gallery.
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The first trailer for “The Hollars” arrived last month. The movie is directed by John and he stars alongside Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Groban and Randall Park. The screenplay is written by Jim Strouse. The movie opens in selected theaters on August 26th. Be sure to ‘like’ and visit the official Facebook account! We have added new production stills and a new poster in our gallery and you can find the trailer after the jump.
John Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York.
From a script by Jim Strouse that is at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, John Krasinski’s second feature is a poignant look at the bonds of family and friendship.
John attended the Lip Sync Battle For Your Consideration Event earlier this year. We have added the high quality images in our gallery. We apologize for the delay on updating these.
John and the cast of “The Hollars” attended the Los Angeles Film Festival members screening of the movie yesterday. We have added the high quality images in our gallery. Sony Pictures also hosted a reception and dinner for the movie.
The 2016 LA Film Festival announced it’s official lineup earlier this month and “The Hollars” is selected and will screen as a Member Screening. The festival runs from June 1-9 and the screening will be held on Friday, June 3. For more information, be sure to head over to the official website. We have added the first official poster and production stills, featuring John and his lovely co-star Anna Kendrick, in our gallery.
John Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival and an over-eager ex-girlfriend, as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York.
From a script by Jim Strouse that is at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, John Krasiniski’s second feature is a poignant look at the bonds of family and friendship. The film’s cast includes John Krasinski, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Groban and Randall Park.