Fresh from his celebrated directorial breakthrough A Quiet Place, John Krasinski is about to take his first bow as the new Jack Ryan.
How many times can two guys say the word “Hollars” in a 20-minute interview? John Krasinski, the director and star of the comedic drama The Hollars, joined Yahoo Movies for a Facebook Live Q&A Tuesday, which you can watch above. In his second directorial effort, after 2009’s Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, The Office alum plays John Hollar, a wannabe graphic artist in New York who returns to his small hometown after his mother (Margo Martindale) collapses and needs surgery.
It’s a famously awkward moment that John Krasinski captures perfectly in the above exclusive clip from The Hollars, the upcoming comedic drama (or dramatic comedy, take your pick) that the Office alum also directed from a script by Jim Strouse (Grace Is Gone, People Places Things). John Hollar (Krasinski) is an aspiring graphic artist caught in an uninspiring New York publishing gig who heads back to his small Middle American hometown after his mother (Margo Martindale) falls ill and requires surgery. There, he has to help his struggling father (Richard Jenkins) and loose-cannon brother (Sharlto Copley) also get their lives back on track.
John Krasinski tackles his first leading action role in Michael Bay’s upcoming 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Based on the 2012 incident at the U.S. consulate in Libya that left a U.S. ambassador and three others dead in 2012, Krasinski tells Yahoo Movies the film focuses on the attack itself — and not the resulting political firestorm that swirled around former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. ...