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02.10.2009
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John Krasinski's first attempt at breaking out of the popular Jim Halpert character from NBC's "The Office" wound up being LEATHERHEADS, a movie that didn't connect well with critics or audiences. But that's not stopping Krasinski in his bid to leave Halpert in the dust for a movie career. Krasinski has signed on to star alongside comedy gods Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin (and otherwise acting god Meryl Streep) in Nancy Meyers upcoming untitled comedy for Universal. In the film Krasinski would play the son of Streep and Baldwin, who have recently divorced. He's ready to start life with a baby, a wife and his new job. This inspires her to start dating again and she's swept off her feet by a new man (Martin). This, however, makes her ex-husband extremely jealous and he becomes smitten with her all over again.

Doesn't sound like the meatiest role for Krasinski but how could you possibly turn down the chance to work alongside Streep, Martin and Baldwin? I'd star in a remake of PAUL BLART: MALL COP if those guys were in it. Krasinski recently wrapped filming on AWAY WE GO, the Sam Mendes directed comedy about a couple looking for their first home. He also premiered his directorial debut BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN at Sundance.

Extra Tidbit: Krasinski went to high school with his "Office" co-star BJ Novak.
Source: Variety

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6:42PM on 02/12/2009
Wasn't his first attempt that Robin WIlliams flick?

I know it was at least before Leatherheads.

I love me some Krasinski though. And Streep too??Bring it on.
Wasn't his first attempt that Robin WIlliams flick?

I know it was at least before Leatherheads.

I love me some Krasinski though. And Streep too??Bring it on.
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10:35PM on 02/10/2009
I am excited for him to be in the movie with baldwin and martin. I also can't wait to see more from Krasinski's directorial debut 'Brief Interviews with Hideous Men'.

but this also make me wonder, where the hell is Chevy Chase?
I am excited for him to be in the movie with baldwin and martin. I also can't wait to see more from Krasinski's directorial debut 'Brief Interviews with Hideous Men'.

but this also make me wonder, where the hell is Chevy Chase?
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7:29PM on 02/10/2009
I think he was in that movie with Robin Williams before he was in Leatherheads. But I'd be willing to forget about that film too.
I think he was in that movie with Robin Williams before he was in Leatherheads. But I'd be willing to forget about that film too.
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7:00PM on 02/10/2009
I think there's potential there to move into the movie world. I met him when he was chilling after the SAG awards a year or two ago. We talked for like 5 minutes and he was super cool and nice.
I'm a fan.
I also talked to Creed and Toby...it was awesome.
I think there's potential there to move into the movie world. I met him when he was chilling after the SAG awards a year or two ago. We talked for like 5 minutes and he was super cool and nice.
I'm a fan.
I also talked to Creed and Toby...it was awesome.
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11:32AM on 02/10/2009
this guy is Jim and will always be Jim. sorry dude, but you and shrute have made your beds. now lie in them.
this guy is Jim and will always be Jim. sorry dude, but you and shrute have made your beds. now lie in them.
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