John Krasinski to direct wife Emily Blunt in new film

After previously expressing interest in directing his wife Emily Blunt in a movie, John Krasinski has finally found a project in A Quiet Place.

John Krasinski has teamed up with his wife Emily Blunt for his next directorial project.

The 13 Hours star will write, direct, and star in A Quiet Place alongside the Sicario actress.

The stars have never acted on screen together, although they both appeared separately in 2011's The Muppets. The couple have also both voiced characters in animated flicks The Wind Rises and this year’s (17) Animal Crackers.

Plot details for the new movie are currently under wraps, but the shoot is scheduled to begin this autumn (17). Krasinski rewrote the script from Scott Beck and Bryan Woods' original draft, which was about a family being terrorised on their farm.

The 37-year-old will also serve as an executive producer alongside Beck, Woods and his Sunday Night Productions partner Allyson Seeger, while Transformers director Michael Bay is set to produce with his partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller of Platinum Dunes.

A Quiet Place will be the third movie Krasinski has directed - he previously took charge of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and The Hollars.

The movie star expressed his desire to work with his wife during a chat with E! News in 2016, when he also praised her performance skills.

"I would love to direct Emily," he gushed. "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’s just gotta be the right thing."

In the meantime fans can see Krasinski in TV show Jack Ryan, while Blunt has Animal Crackers and My Little Pony: The Movie both out this year (17) before her role as Mary Poppins in 2018’s Mary Poppins Returns.

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