John Krasinski to Write and Direct Paramount Thriller, to Star With Emily Blunt

“A Quiet Place” will be actor’s first time directing with a major studio

John Krasinski will star alongside Emily Blunt in “A Quiet Place,” a thriller from Paramount that Krasinski will also write and direct.

The project, which begins production this fall, will be Krasinski’s third film as a director and his first for a major studio, following “Brief Interviews With Hideous Men” in 2009 and “The Hollars” last year. Krasinski will share writing credit with Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing through Platinum Dunes, which previously collaborated with Krasinski in the drama “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” Plot details for “A Quiet Place” are unknown.

Blunt is currently filming “Mary Poppins Returns,” a Disney musical set for a Christmas 2018 release that will see Blunt play the famous flying nanny as she revisits the grown-up Jane and Michael Banks in their hour of need during the height of the Great Depression. Krasinski can next be seen in Kathryn Bigelow’s yet-to-be-titled historical drama about the 1967 Detroit riots, which will be released by Annapurna on August 4.

Both Krasinski and Blunt are also starring together in the computer animated film “Animal Crackers,” which comes out September 1.