Deadline is reporting John has signed on to star in as Jack Ryan in the TV series project “Jack Ryan“. The series haven’t received a green light yet.
John Krasinski is the next Jack Ryan. The Office alum has closed a deal for the title role in Jack Ryan, the TV series project based on Tom Clancy’s popular CIA hero, which is set at Amazon through Paramount TV. In a competitive situation, the package, which includes the former Lost duo of co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland, Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Skydance Media, landed at Amazon with a series commitment and the intention to go straight-to-series. While there is no official green light yet, the casting of Krasinski, who had been highly sought after by TV casting directors, would likely tip the scales and help net a series order. The project reunites Krasinski with Bay who recently directed him in the 13 Hours feature.
Conceived by Cuse and Roland, a former U.S. marine, based on Clancy’s novels, the show is not a direct adaptation of the books as were the first Jack Ryan movies but a new contemporary take on the character in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative using the novels as source material. Roland executive produces with Cuse and Lindsey Springer of Carlton Cuse Prods. as well as Platinum Dunes’ Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form and the movie franchise’s producer Mace Neufeld.
In the novels, Ryan, medically retired following a helicopter crash, works as an investment broker before taking a position at the U.S. Naval Academy and later joining the CIA, rising through the ranks to Deputy Director and eventually becoming President of the United States.
Variety is reporting John is circling “God Particle“.
John Krasinski is in early talks to co-star with David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi thriller “God Particle.”
Julius Onah is directing the film with Abrams producing through his Bad Robot banner.
Originally set up at Paramount InSurge before its shuttering, the long-in-development movie takes place in the near future. It centers on a team of astronauts who make a terrifying discovery that challenges everything they know about the fabric of reality, as they desperately fight for survival.
Krasinski would play one of the astronauts.
The film will hit theaters on Feb. 24, 2017, with production scheduled to start sometime in the next few months.
Best known for his comedic skills on the long-running NBC sitcom “The Office,” Krasinski recently starred in Michael Bay’s Benghazi actioner “13 Hours.”
Krasinski directed and starred alongside Anna Kendrick and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the Sundance Film Festival pic “Hollars,” which was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics. He also has the animated movie “Animal Crackers” in development and is currently in “Dry Powder” at the Public Theater.
He is repped by WME, and Schreck, Rose, Dapello and Adams.
John will make an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight, we assume to promote “Dry Powder“. Be sure to tune in and come back later for our coverage!
— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) March 18, 2016
Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures Classics acquired “The Hollars“, no release date has been announced.
John Krasinski’s ‘The Hollars’ has sold in a splashy deal to Sony Pictures Classics, the latest deal in what is turning out to be a prolific Sundance Film Festival. Krasinski, who made his directorial debut with Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, has made a deal with SPC to acquire all rights in the US and Asia to the pic Krasinski directed from a script by Jim Strouse (People Places Things). The pic premieres tonight at Sundance. WME Global brokered it.
Produced by Krasinski, Tom Rice, Allyson Seeger and Ben Nearn and executive produced by Michael London, Janice Williams, Mike Sablone and Strouse, The Hollars is made up of an all-star cast which includes Krasinski, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Josh Groban, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Randall Park. Krasinski, who has transitioned from The Office to a viable feature leading man career with recent turns that have included 13 Hours and Aloha, has become a filmmaker to watch, and there has been heightened buzz on this film.
John stopped by the Cinema Cafe earlier today at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was joined Thomas Middleditch for a discussion panel, which was moderated by the Logan Hill. We have added the high quality images in our gallery, and you can (re)watch the panel after the jump.
John stopped by the Samsung and THR LIVE Studios yesterday at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. John was part of the Close-Up with THR LIVE panel alongside Thomas Middleditch, Diane Ladd, Matt Belloni, Rebecca Hall, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viggo Mortenson and Charles Caulier. The panel was moderated by Matt Belloni. We have added the images in our gallery.
The 2016 Sundance Film Festival has announced that John will be part of the #CinemaCafe panel. The panel will be held tomorrow, and will be live streamed on the official youtube channel. John’s movie “The Hollars” will have it’s world premiere next week, on January 29.
Sunday, January 24, 11:30 a.m
#CinemaCafe with John Krasinski and Thomas Middleditch
TimesTalks moderated by Logan Hill of The New York Times
Available via LIVE STREAM at sundance.org
Visit Festival Base Camp Presented by Canada Goose to view the stream.
Open to all Festival credential holders and general public as space allows.
Strange things are afoot at Cinema Café. Each morning at 11:30 a.m. in the Filmmaker Lodge, Cinema Café invigorates the culture of conversation. Our daily series of informal chats rounds up special guests for thought-provoking discussions. We are proud to present several Cinema Café discussions in collaboration with TimesTalks, streaming engaging discussions with Festival filmmakers and The New York Times journalists.
John is featured in the current issue of Women’s Health (January/February 2016). We have added the magazine scans in our gallery and the photoshoot outtakes in our gallery. John is also on the cover of Men’s Health, as we previously reported, and the photoshoot is by the same photographer. Both magazines are currently on newsstands, so be sure to pick up your own copy!
John Krasinski took social media by storm last week when the latest issue of Men’s Health, starring the once lanky guy from The Office, hit newsstands. On the mag’s cover is one very ripped dude, and inside our Jan/Feb 2016 issue is that same ripped dude, answering all sorts of questions about his new physique, love life, and bad habits.
You completely transformed your body for 13 Hours. What was that experience like?
When abs show and you can actually count them and there’s more than two? I think that’s a pretty big day. And when you get those lower abs that go into your jeans, you’re like, I don’t even know what those are, but I’m glad they’re here.
Claire Danes and Hank Azaria have signed on to join John Krasinski in “Dry Powder,” the new play premiering this spring at Off Broadway’s Public Theater.
Sanjit De Silva also will appear in Sarah Burgess’s comic drama. Thomas Kail, the “Hamilton” director who is currently at work directing FOX’s upcoming “Grease: Live,” directs.
Emmy winner Danes (“Homeland,” “Temple Grandin”), who made her Broadway debut in the 2007 Broadway revival of “Pygmalion,” will appear alongside Krasinski (making his theatrical debut in the project) as two colleagues at a private equity firm who have two very different ideas of what to do in the face of a PR catastrophe. Azaria, who starred in “Spamalot” on Broadway and also appeared in “The Farnsworth Invention,” will play the head of the firm whose pricey engagement party landed the firm in trouble.
“The Hollars” is set to have it’s world premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The movie is part of the festival’s Premieres selection. John directed the movie and stars alongside Anna Kendrick, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley and Charlie Day. The first screening will be held on January 29 at the Eccles Theatre and for more information be sure to head over to the official website.
John Krasinski’s big-hearted family comedy takes a touching look at the ties that bind. Krasinski plays John Hollar, a frustrated graphic novelist anxiously awaiting the birth of his baby with girlfriend, Rebecca (Anna Kendrick). When his mother, Sally (Margo Martindale), is diagnosed with a brain tumor, John flies back home, where denial runs deep in the family tree. While his loving but fractured family pulls together to prepare Sally for surgery, John takes a second look at the life he left behind.
Krasinski, last seen at the Sundance Film Festival with his directorial debut Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009), takes a gentle approach to the dysfunctional Hollar clan, leavening the heart-tugging drama with inspired character-driven comedy. The large ensemble cast (including Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Josh Groban, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Mary Kay Place) gives the relationships a lived-in feeling, while Krasinski offers a warm, funny, warts-and-all look at the importance of family.
The festival runs from January 21-31.