News, Culture & Society

Ryan Reynolds is directed by collaborator John Krasinski on set of their film Imaginary Friends

Ryan Reynolds was seen being directed by collaborator John Krasinski on the set of their forthcoming Imaginary Friends in Coney Island on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old actor listened intently as an animated Krasinski, 42, mapped out the next scene.

They were also joined on set by actress Cailey Fleming, though the film’s other stars Steve Carell and Phoebe Waller-Bridge were absent from the day’s shoot.

And action! Ryan Reynolds was seen being directed by collaborator John Krasinski on the set of their forthcoming Imaginary Friends in Coney Island on Wednesday 

Reynolds looked sharp in a stark white shirt and a black overcoat during filming.

The Deadpool star was also costumed in a set of striped pants and suspenders.

Krasinski, who is also set to star in the film along with directing and producing, kept it casual in a plain white tee and fitted black pants.

The A Quiet Place director had a pair of headphones around his neck and wore a black cap atop his head.

Listening: The 45-year-old actor listened intently as an animated Krasinski, 42, mapped out the next scene

Listening: The 45-year-old actor listened intently as an animated Krasinski, 42, mapped out the next scene 

In costume: Reynolds looked sharp in a stark white shirt and a black overcoat during filming. The Deadpool star was also costumed in a set of striped pants and suspenders

In costume: Reynolds looked sharp in a stark white shirt and a black overcoat during filming. The Deadpool star was also costumed in a set of striped pants and suspenders

Finishing it off: The Deadpool star was also costumed in a set of striped pants and suspenders

Finishing it off: The Deadpool star was also costumed in a set of striped pants and suspenders

Development on Imaginary Friends was revealed to the public in 2019.

At the time, Deadline reported that Paramount had won the rights to the project in a bidding war. 

The media outlet also pointed out that Krasinski would pen the film’s screenplay, along with directing, producing and starring. 

It follows a man who has the ability to see and interact with imaginary friends.

Longtime coming: Development on Imaginary Friends was revealed to the public in 2019

Longtime coming: Development on Imaginary Friends was revealed to the public in 2019 

Mastermind: The media outlet also pointed out that Krasinski would pen the film's screenplay, along with directing, producing and starring

Mastermind: The media outlet also pointed out that Krasinski would pen the film’s screenplay, along with directing, producing and starring 

Plot: It follows a man who has the ability to see and interact with imaginary friends. The character then encounters several forgotten friends who have become evil over time and begins working to save them from themselves

Plot: It follows a man who has the ability to see and interact with imaginary friends. The character then encounters several forgotten friends who have become evil over time and begins working to save them from themselves

The character then encounters several forgotten friends who have become evil over time and begins working to save them from themselves.

Other cast members in the feature include Bobby Moynihan, Fiona Shaw and Louis Gossett Jr.

Both Krasinski and Reynolds are serving as two of the project’s producers. 

Star-studded cast: Other cast members in the feature include Bobby Moynihan, Fiona Shaw and Louis Gossett Jr

Star-studded cast: Other cast members in the feature include Bobby Moynihan, Fiona Shaw and Louis Gossett Jr 

Double duty: Both Krasinski and Reynolds are serving as two of the project's producers

Double duty: Both Krasinski and Reynolds are serving as two of the project’s producers

Carell recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight and told the media outlet that he was looking forward to reuniting with his former costar from The Office.

‘I’m anticipating just joy and fun. I mean, he’s the best, and he’s a great director,’ he said. 

The star of The Patient went on to express that he would not make the filming process easy for his former castmate. 

High hopes: Steve Carell recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight and told the media outlet that he was looking forward to reuniting with his former costar from The Office

High hopes: Steve Carell recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight and told the media outlet that he was looking forward to reuniting with his former costar from The Office

‘I’ll put him through his paces, you know? I’ll make him work for it. I might be one of those persnickety actors that doesn’t always agree, or won’t come out of my trailer,’ he said.

Carell added: ‘You think you hired somebody that is a friend, but you got that wrong!’ 

According to Variety, Imaginary Friends is set to be released on November 17, 2023. 

Future release: According to Variety, Imaginary Friends is set to be released on November 17, 2023

Future release: According to Variety, Imaginary Friends is set to be released on November 17, 2023

***
Read more at DailyMail.co.uk