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John Krasinski, Ryan Reynolds to Star in Comedy ‘Imaginary Friends’

Krasinski will also write, direct and produce

Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski are teaming up for a comedy titled “Imaginary Friends,” for which Paramount Pictures is in negotiations.

Many other studios were part of a heavy bidding war for the feature; if the deal goes through, Krasinski will also be writing, directing and producing.

“Imaginary Friends” will follow a man who can see, and talk, to people’s imaginary friends. However, some of these friends don’t always mean well, and Reynolds’ character has to save the world from those friends that turn evil.

This is Reynolds’ second package to sell in a bidding war this month. Last week, Apple acquired the rights to a musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” which will star Reynolds and Will Ferrell.

He will next star in Michael Bay’s “6 Underground” as well as Shawn Levy’s “Free Guy.” He is represented by WME and Vision PR.

Krasinski most recently wrote, produced, directed and starred in “A Quiet Place” for Paramount. His other most recent credits include the TV series “Jack Ryan” and “The Hollars,” and “A Quiet Place 2,” which he also directed and wrote, will hit theaters next year.

Krasinski is represented by WME and ID PR.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.