Steve Carell And John Krasinski Reuniting For New Fantasy Movie

Years after the end of The Office, John Krasinski and Steve Carrell are back together again, along with some "special" friends.

By Mark McKee | Published

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The last time we saw Steve Carell and John Krasinski on screen together was in 2011. In the episode of The Office titled “Goodbye, Michael,” Michael Scott (Carell) said a gut-wrenching farewell to his employees of Dunder Mifflin. The goodbye was to more than just Jim Halpert (Krasinski), Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson), and Pam Beasley (Jenna Fischer). It was a goodbye to the loyal fans who had watched his unprofessional and cringeworthy antics since the pilot. However, the Carell/Krasinski team fans are getting great news as the pair will return to the screen together in 2023. 

While it isn’t going to be in a revitalization of The Office, Steve Carell and John Krasinski are sticking to the comedic genre. Carell confirms with Comic Book that he will be joining Krasinski’s newest project, Imaginary Friends. The film centers on a child that can see imaginary friends and befriends those that have been discarded or forgotten. Of course, every movie needs an antagonist. Therefore, some of those imaginary friends turn to the dark side and become evil. The film is John Krasinski’s newest credit to his writing and directing talents and acting. He last wrote and directed The Quiet Place and The Quiet Place II

Steve Carell and John Krasinski aren’t the only comedy legends appearing in this film either. Alongside the Dunder Mifflin pair, Ryan Reynolds is also set to appear. We last saw Reynolds have a massive 2021 with The Hitman’s Wife’s BodyguardFree Guy, and Red Notice all hitting screens. He also has Spirited (where he plays Ebenezer Scrooge) in post-production and Deadpool 3 on the way. Others appearing in the film are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve, No Time to Die), Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter franchise and True Blood), and Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a GentlemanRootsIron Eagle). 

While Steve Carell will stick to just acting, John Krasinski and Ryan Reynolds are also producing. Reynolds’ production company, Maximum Effort, is producing the film along with Paramount Pictures. When confirming his attachment to the project, Carell committed to making his former Dunder Mifflin employee’s life Hell. He joked about being a difficult actor and not coming out of his trailer. Currently, Carell is busy promoting his newest film, Minions: The Rise of Gru, which is the fifth outing as the lovable bad guy (if you don’t count the shorts or video games). Carell is also attached to voicing Gru in Despicable Me 4, according to his IMDB

While audiences will have to wait until 2023 to see John Krasinski and Steve Carell reunited, it is long-awaited. As gut-wrenching as that goodbye on The Office was, it always felt like just a matter of time before the two met again. Since leaving The Office, John Krasinski has become one of the foremost talents in Hollywood. From showing he could handle the action genre with 13 Hours and Amazon’s Jack Ryan to the superhero genre with Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and voicing Superman in DC League of Super-Pets, his range of talents makes him a powerhouse. Pairing him up with other powerhouses like Ryan Reynolds and Steve Carell is par for the course in Hollywood.