Despite being married since 2010, Emily Blunt (Sicario) and John Krasinski (13 Hours) have not starred in front of the camera together in a film, preferring to keep their personal life separate from their careers. But that is now set to change, with news arriving via Variety that Blunt will star in Krasinski's next directorial gig, supernatural thriller A Quiet Place.
It is certainly a change of pace for Krasinski, who has previously made comedy drama Brief Interviews With Hideous Men (2009) and family drama The Hollars (2016). No plot details have been released yet, but Krasinski is on board to write, direct and star in the movie alongside Blunt.
Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes (the latter co-owned by the trio of Brad Fuller, Andrew Form and Krasinski's 13 Hours director Michael Bay) are backing this one, after the actor and director expressed an interest in trying something in the genre. He will take over an existing script from Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (Nightlight), and is aiming to start shooting this autumn.
Blunt is currently at work on Mary Poppins Returns, due in cinemas Christmas, and will be heard in the Animal Crackers alongside Krasinski on 15 September. Krasinski, meanwhile, is shooting the Jack Ryan TV series and also has a role in Kathryn Bigelow's (The Hurt Locker) yet to be titled Detroit-set drama.