Ryan Reynolds & John Krasinski to Star in Fantasy Comedy ‘Imaginary Friends’

John Krasinski is set direct a fantastical comedy, and he’ll be starring in it with Ryan Reynolds.

It’s a team-up we weren’t really expecting; it’s one we really can’t wait to see now. Krasinski will be directing Imaginary Friends, from a screenplay he wrote, and he’ll also be starring in the film with Reynolds co-starring and producing.

THR broke the news, reporting that the film will follow a man who is able to see and talk to people’s imaginary friends. He befriends imaginary buds that have been forgotten about, and in particular imaginary friends that have turned to the dark side from the lack of love and friendship. Yep, “it’s up to Reynolds’ character to save the world from those that become evil.”

Paramount Pictures is set to pick up the project, winning the comedy in a bidding war that also saw Lionsage and Sony among the contenders. Deals are currently being drawn up. This will mark a continuation of Krasinski’s relationship with Paramount after A Quiet Place, which he directed and co-starred in to great success. Krasinski is now in post-production on the sequel.

Reynolds is on a roll with projects. The Deadpool star will soon be seen in Michael Bay’s Netflix film 6 Underground, recently finished filming sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, has action-comedy Free Guy set for release in July 2020, and was recently announced to be starring with Will Ferrell in Apple’s A Christmas Carol.

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