Magazine article Screen International

John Krasinski to Direct the Hollars

Magazine article Screen International

John Krasinski to Direct the Hollars

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John Krasinski will direct and star in The Hollars for Sycamore Pictures alongside Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins and Margo Martindale. Panorama will commence international sales on the Croisette.

The project stems from Krasinski's Sunday Night label and will be produced by Tom Rice and Ben Nearn of Sycamore Pictures -- whose credits include The Way, Way Back and the recently retitled Begin Again (formerly Can A Song Save Your Life?) -- and Michael London of Groundswell.

Sunday Night's Allyson Seeger will serve as executive produce alongside writer James C Strouse, and Groundswell's Janice Williams.

Krasinski will play John Hollar, who gets yanked from the New York life he shares with his beautiful girlfriend back to his Middle America home town when his mother undergoes brain surgery.

Back in the place where his life began, Hollar must navigate the dysfunctional rhythms of his helpless brother, anxiety-prone father and over-eager high school girlfriend. …

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