Fans of The Office will get a long-awaited reunion when Steve Carell joins John Krasinski in the upcoming Paramount Pictures film IF, directed by the Quiet Place director. Along with Ryan Reynolds and Krasinski, Alan Kim, Cailey Fleming, and Louis Gossett Jr. have signed on to star in the film. Fiona Shaw and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are also on board.
The plot is based on Krasinski’s original notion about a child’s journey to regain their imagination, but details are being kept under wraps.
Krasinski’s firm, Sunday Night, will direct, write, and produce the original picture, alongside co-producers Allyson Seeger and Andrew Form. Reynolds’ company, Maximum Effort, will also produce, with George Dewey serving as executive producer.
On November 17, 2023, the film will be released.
The studio recently secured first-look arrangements with Sunday Night and Maximum Effort, with this feature being highlighted in the Sunday Night announcement as something Krasinski and Reynolds had been excited about for a long time.
This is the first project that Carell and Krasinski have worked on together since their time on the hit NBC comedy The Office, which concluded in 2013. On the show that put Krasinski on the map and made Carell a TV celebrity, the two former workers of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company had a lot of success. Aside from this film, Carell is currently filming Season 2 of Netflix’s Space Force, which will premiere on February 2nd, and will soon begin production on FX’s limited series The Patient. He also has a Despicable Me spinoff sequel, Minions: The Rise of Gru, due out this summer for Universal.
WME, Media Four Management, and lawyer Ziffren Brittenham represent Carell. Innovative Artists and manager Matt Goldman represent Gossett. Mike Smith of Principal Entertainment LA and CAA represents Kim. CESD, Beck Talent, Archetype, and Goodman Genow represent Fleming.