IF is an upcoming American live action animated fantasy comedy film written, directed, and produced by John Krasinski and starring an ensemble cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, Alan Kim, and Liza Colón-Zayas, along with the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., and Steve Carell. It tells the story of a young girl and her neighbor who find themselves able to see imaginary friends.

IF
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Directed byJohn Krasinski
Written byJohn Krasinski
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyJanusz Kamiński
Music byMichael Giacchino
Production
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Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 17, 2024 (2024-05-17)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

IF is scheduled to be released in the United States by Paramount Pictures on May 17, 2024.

Premise edit

A young girl named Bea gains the ability to see people's imaginary friends, referred to as "IFs" for short, who have been abandoned by the kids they helped. Bea then discovers that her neighbor, The Man Upstairs, has the same ability.

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Voices edit

Production edit

In October 2019, Paramount Pictures outbid Lionsgate and Sony, among others, to win the rights to Imaginary Friends, a project developed by John Krasinski and Ryan Reynolds, with Krasinski set to write and direct it.[3] In May 2021, Krasinski's Sunday Night Productions and Reynolds's Maximum Effort signed first-look deals with Paramount.[4][5] In October 2021, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Fiona Shaw joined the cast.[6] In January 2022, Steve Carell, Alan Kim, Cailey Fleming, and Louis Gossett Jr. joined the cast. The film reunites Krasinski and Carell, who both starred in The Office (2005–2013).[7] In August 2022, Bobby Moynihan was added to the cast.[8] The voice cast and premise were revealed in April 2023 at CinemaCon 2023.[9]

Filming edit

Principal photography began on August 31, 2022 with Janusz Kamiński as the cinematographer,[10] and it wrapped by early May 2023.[11]

Music edit

In January 2024, Krasinski revealed that Michael Giacchino had composed the score for the film.[12]

Release edit

IF is scheduled to be released in theaters by Paramount Pictures on May 17, 2024.[13] It was originally scheduled for November 17, 2023 and May 24, 2024.[14]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l @IFmovie (December 14, 2023). ""Imaginary friends are not just these adorable creatures, they are actually time capsules for our hopes, dreams, ambitions." From the imagination of John Krasinski, discover the magic in the making of #IFMovie in this behind-the-scenes featurette. See IF - In theatres May 2024" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ @IFmovie (January 28, 2024). "No Ryan. John Krasinski is very real. See #IFMovie - Only in theatres May 2024" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Kit, Borys (October 15, 2019). "Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski Teaming for Fantasy Comedy Imaginary Friends (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on March 31, 2023. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (May 3, 2021). "Ryan Reynolds And His Maximum Effort Banner Sign First-Look Deal With Paramount Pictures". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 23, 2022. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (May 11, 2021). "John Krasinski And His Sunday Night Banner Signs First-Look Deal With Paramount Pictures". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 23, 2022. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
  6. ^ McClintock, Pamela (October 28, 2021). "Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fiona Shaw Join John Krasinski's Next Movie (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on March 31, 2023. Retrieved April 18, 2022.
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (January 25, 2022). "Steve Carell, Alan Kim, Cailey Fleming & Louis Gossett Jr. Join Paramount And John Krasinski's IF Starring Ryan Reynolds". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 1, 2023. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
  8. ^ Kroll, Justin (August 29, 2022). "Bobby Moynihan Joins Ryan Reynolds In IF From John Krasinski and Paramount". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 1, 2023. Retrieved August 29, 2022.
  9. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (April 27, 2023). "John Krasinski's 'IF' Adds Voice Cast Including Matt Damon, Jon Stewart, Emily Blunt, Maya Rudolph, Awkwafina, Vince Vaughn – CinemaCon". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 27, 2023. Retrieved April 27, 2023.
  10. ^ Krasinski, John [@johnkrasinski] (August 31, 2022). "Beautiful day to kickoff a movie! #IF" (Tweet). Archived from the original on August 31, 2022. Retrieved August 31, 2022 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Kroll, Justin (May 2, 2023). "How WGA Strike Could Impact Movies Gearing Up For Production". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on May 3, 2023. Retrieved May 2, 2023.
  12. ^ John Krasinski [@johnkrasinski] (January 17, 2024). "… I think I found my IF. @m_giacchino @ifmovie". Retrieved January 17, 2024 – via Instagram.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 23, 2023). "Mission: Impossible 8 Jumps To 2025; A Quiet Place: Day One Goes To Summer In 2024 Theatrical Shake-Up Due To Actors Strike". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on November 19, 2023. Retrieved October 23, 2023.
  14. ^ Murphy, J. Kim (July 19, 2022). "Paramount Sets A Quiet Place: Day One and John Krasinski-Directed Ryan Reynolds Film IF for 2024". Variety. Archived from the original on October 27, 2022. Retrieved July 20, 2022.

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