Emily Blunt, John Krasinski Team for Supernatural Thriller 'A Quiet Place'
Emily Blunt and Jophn Krasinski are going where most Hollywood couples fear to tread.
The married couple and parents of two are set to star opposite each other for the first time, in the supernatural thriller A Quiet Place, E! News confirmed Wednesday. The movie is set on a farm and is about a family that is being terrorized by evil, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Along with sharing screen duties with Blunt, former Office star Krasinski will also write and direct A Quiet Place. Currently, plot details on the project are unknown, but Michael Bay is producing along with Platinum Dunes duo Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. Executive producing is Krasinski and his Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger in tandem with Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, who worked on an earlier draft of the screenplay.
A Quiet Place marks Krasinski’s third feature directorial. His movie The Hollars premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. Recently, Krasinski served as EP on the Oscar-winning pic Manchester by the Sea. He’ll next be seen in Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Project, and stars as the title character in Paramount TV/Platinum Dune’s Jack Ryan Amazon series which will air next year. Previously, Krasinski co-penned the Gus Van Sant natural gas fracking drama Promised Land with Matt Damon which won high praise at the National Board of Review and the Berlin Film Festival.
Blunt is currently in production on Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns which will open on Dec. 28, 2018. She was recently nominated for a BAFTA and SAG award for her turn in DreamWorks/Universal’s The Girl on the Train which made $173.2M worldwide. Throughout Blunt’s career, her films have amassed close to $2.7 billion at the global B.O.
Blunt and Krasinski had starred together in the 2011 film The Muppets but shared no scenes. They also both voiced characters in the animated movies The Wind Rises and Animal Crackers, the latter of which is set for release in September.
"I would love to direct Emily," Krasinski told E! News' Marc Malkin last year. "I don't know, I would rather act with Emily than direct. I don't know if I need that responsibility. She's so good and I'd be so scared to screw it up. But happy to be in scenes with her because that would be really fun. We're always up for doing something, it just gotta be the right thing."