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Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski team up for new fantasy comedy film Imaginary Friends 

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Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski are teaming up for a new fantasy comedy movie Imaginary Friends, which is being developed at Paramount. 

The 42 year old Reynolds and 39 year old Krasinski will both star, with Krasinski also writing, producing and directing, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  

This new project comes just weeks after Reynolds shared an Instagram snap with him and Krasinski at the Animal Embassy sanctuary in Connecticut.

Ryan and John: Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski are teaming up for a new fantasy comedy movie Imaginary Friends, which is being developed at Paramount

Ryan and John: Ryan Reynolds and John Krasinski are teaming up for a new fantasy comedy movie Imaginary Friends, which is being developed at Paramount

Director: The 42 year old Reynolds and 39 year old Krasinski will both star, with Krasinski also writing, producing and directing, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Director: The 42 year old Reynolds and 39 year old Krasinski will both star, with Krasinski also writing, producing and directing, according to The Hollywood Reporter 

Sanctuary: This new project comes just weeks after Reynolds shared an Instagram snap with him and Krasinski at the Animal Embassy sanctuary in Connecticut

Sanctuary: This new project comes just weeks after Reynolds shared an Instagram snap with him and Krasinski at the Animal Embassy sanctuary in Connecticut

Paramount beat out Lionsgate, Sony and other studios and production companies in a heated bidding war for the project.

The story follows a man (Reynolds) who can see and talk to people’s imaginary friends, befriending those who have been forgotten over the years.

When some imaginary friends are cast aside and can’t find love or friendship, they turn to the dark side, with Reynolds’ character tasked with saving the world from evil imaginary friends.

Character: The story follows a man (Reynolds) who can see and talk to people's imaginary friends, befriending those who have been forgotten over the years

Character: The story follows a man (Reynolds) who can see and talk to people’s imaginary friends, befriending those who have been forgotten over the years

Talent: No details were given for the character that Krasinski will play, but the packaged project was first shopped earlier this week and quickly attracted attention due to the strong concept and talent attached

Talent: No details were given for the character that Krasinski will play, but the packaged project was first shopped earlier this week and quickly attracted attention due to the strong concept and talent attached

No details were given for the character that Krasinski will play, but the packaged project was first shopped earlier this week and quickly attracted attention due to the strong concept and talent attached.

The project would mark the fourth directorial effort from Krasinski, following his 2009 directorial debut Brief Interviews With Hideous Men.

He has also directed 2016’s The Hollars, 2018’s hit thriller A Quiet Place and its sequel The Quiet Place 2, due in theaters March 20, 2020.

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Director: The project would mark the fourth directorial effort from Krasinski, following his 2009 directorial debut Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

Director: The project would mark the fourth directorial effort from Krasinski, following his 2009 directorial debut Brief Interviews With Hideous Men

Both Reynolds and Krasinski were recently at New York Comic-Con in early October to promote two very different projects. 

Reynolds was on hand to promote his new summer action comedy Free Guy, due in theaters July 3, 2020, where he plays a man who realizes he’s actually a character in a brutal open world video game.

Krasinski was there to discuss and promote the second season of his Amazon series Jack Ryan, which debuts November 1. 

Free Guy: Reynolds was on hand to promote his new summer action comedy Free Guy, due in theaters July 3, 2020, where he plays a man who realizes he's actually a character in a brutal open world video game

Free Guy: Reynolds was on hand to promote his new summer action comedy Free Guy, due in theaters July 3, 2020, where he plays a man who realizes he’s actually a character in a brutal open world video game

Promote: Krasinski was there to discuss and promote the second season of his Amazon series Jack Ryan, which debuts November 1

Promote: Krasinski was there to discuss and promote the second season of his Amazon series Jack Ryan, which debuts November 1

Reynolds also stars in the upcoming 6 Underground from director Michael Bay, which is slated to debut on Netflix December 13, plus The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife, a sequel to 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, arriving in 2020.

Krasinski returns to direct A Quiet Place 2, with his wife Emily Blunt returning to star alongside Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds.

He is also slated to executive produce Not Fade Away, which Blunt is attached to star in. 

Busy actor: Reynolds also stars in the upcoming 6 Underground from director Michael Bay, which is slated to debut on Netflix December 13, plus The Hitman's Bodyguard's Wife, a sequel to 2017's The Hitman's Bodyguard, arriving in 2020.

Busy actor: Reynolds also stars in the upcoming 6 Underground from director Michael Bay, which is slated to debut on Netflix December 13, plus The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife, a sequel to 2017’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard, arriving in 2020.

Husband and wife: Krasinski returns to direct A Quiet Place 2, with his wife Emily Blunt returning to star alongside Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds

Husband and wife: Krasinski returns to direct A Quiet Place 2, with his wife Emily Blunt returning to star alongside Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds

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