John Krasinski’s “The Quiet Place” has begun principal photography, according to a press release from Paramount. Krasinski (“The Office”) stars in the film alongside wife and critically acclaimed actor Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train”), along with Noah Jupe (“The Night Manager”) and Millicent Simmonds (“Wonderstruck”). According to Deadline, the film will be the first feature project starring the real-life couple; though they both appeared in “The Muppets,” they never shared a scene together.
The film is a pet project of Krasinski’s, as he rewrote the film’s script, whose first draft came from Bryan Woods and Scott Beck (“The Bride Wore Blood”). He will also be directing the film, marking his third time in the director’s chair. However, this will be the first time Krasinski directs for the major leagues, according to Variety. His previous films, indie flick “The Hollars” and “Brief Interviews With Hideous Men,” were not for a big studio like Paramount.
“The Quiet Place” will be produced by director Michael Bay (“Transformers”) and his Platinum Dunes’ partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (“The Purge: Anarchy”). Beck and Woods have come on as executive producers, along with Krasinski’s Sunday Night Partner Allyson Seeger (“The Hollars”).
“The Quiet Place’s” plot is being kept under wraps for now, but according to Deadline, Paramount loved Beck and Woods’ script, putting the film into a blind write-to-direct deal. THR has reported the film will be a supernatural thriller, but that’s the only news–for now–about the upcoming film. But I’ll go out on a limb and suggest Jupe and Simmonds, both child actors, will play the couple’s onscreen children.
“A Quiet Place” premieres April 6, 2018.