The Dunder Mifflin tables have finally turned: After nine season of Steve Carell playing John Krasinski's lovably horrible boss on NBC's smash hit, The Office, Krasinski will finally have the chance to flip the script.
Now, nearly a second decade since the series aired its finale in 2013, Krasinski has cast Carell to star in If, a family film he will direct for Paramount. Little is known about the plot of film at this time, but Krasinski has described it as being "about a child's journey to rediscover their imagination."
The actor-turned-filmmaker, who also developed the idea for the film, posted the casting news on Twitter, writing, “"Ah, what if one day I could assemble my dream cast? What… IF." In addition to Carell, the cast includes Ryan Reynolds, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., Fiona Shaw, Cailey Fleming, and Alan Kim (Minari).
Krasinski has made a name for himself as a filmmaker since we last saw him as Jim Halpert on The Office. His second film behind the camera, 2016's The Hollars, premiered on the closing night of Sundance, and he has since scored two huge global hits with his A Quiet Place films, launching an original franchise in an era where that rarely happens. IF will be Krasinski's fifth film as director, set for a Thanksgiving 2023 release.