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Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Fiona Shaw Join John Krasinski’s Comedy at Paramount

Krasinski and Ryan Reynolds will both star in the film

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Fiona Shaw have joined the cast of an untitled comedy that John Krasinski is writing, directing and starring in at Paramount, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.

The film, first announced in 2019, also stars Ryan Reynolds. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the film is based on an original idea by Krasinski and is about a child’s journey to rediscover their imagination.

Paramount has dated the untitled film for a theatrical release on November 17, 2023. A source says that the film is expected to begin shooting in summer 2022.

John Krasinski will also produce the original film via his company, Sunday Night, alongside his partners Allyson Seeger and Andrew Form. Ryan Reynolds will also produce via his company, Maximum Effort. George Dewey will executive produce. Paramount has first-look deals with both Sunday Night and Maximum Effort. 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is one of the writers on “No Time To Die” and is best known for her work on “Fleabag.” She’ll next be seen in “Indiana Jones 5.” Waller-Bridge is represented by UTA, Independent Talent, Hatton McEwan Penford and Ziffren Brittenham LLP.

Shaw is also reuniting with Waller-Bridge after having guested on “Fleabag” and for starring in Waller-Bridge’s “Killing Eve.” Next up she’ll star in the “Andor” Star Wars series for Disney+. She’s represented by ICM Partners and Independent Talent Group in the UK

THR first reported the news.