He may have played a slacker on "The Office", but John Krasinski is no slouch when it comes to moviemaking. The former TV star, who played prankster Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom for nine seasons, is the director and star and shares screenwriting credit on A Quiet Place. The modern horror thriller debuted at SXSW to acclaim, swiftly rose to Certified Fresh status on the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes, and is quickly becoming buzzed about as the next big breakout horror hybrid.
In the film, Krasinski and his real-life wife Emily Blunt play a married couple, Lee and Evelyn Abbott, who are trying to navigate survival in silence with their children when mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their lives. "If they hear you, they hunt you" is a pretty terrifying tagline, and as parents, we can't even imagine how intense it would be to try to keep your kids from making any sound at all, knowing that all of your lives depend on silence!
Tanner Zipchen sat down with Krasinski to talk about making the film, and the decision to cast his real-life spouse.