The film, written and directed by John Krasinksi, hits theaters on May 17th
In the trailer for John Krasinski's next film IF, The portal to Imaginary Friends' world is located behind a secret door in Coney Island, New York – and Ryan Reynolds has the keys. In theaters May 17, the film stars Reynolds alongside Cailey Fleming as their characters embark on a quest to find new homes for the eccentric creatures who were once best friends with children who moved away long ago.
An all-star cast of imaginary friends appears in the film, which was written and directed by Krasinski, who also stars in the film with Fiona Shaw. Other credited appearances include Steve Carell, who voices Blue (a giant purple monster), as well as Matt Damon, Jon Stewart, Emily Blunt, Maya Rudolph, Sam Rockwell, Sebastian Maniscalco, Christopher Meloni, Richard Jenkins, Awkwafina, Phoebe Waller- Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., Alan Kim and Liza Colón-Zayas.
As the Man Above, Reynold's character can see all the imaginary friends he's trying to help pair up with new children, but so can Bea (Fleming). She has a pantsless banana that looks like a combination of multiple Amazing world of Gumball characters; a well-meaning marshmallow with slippery, sliding eyes; a wooden drawing mannequin; and a host of other characters who would feel right at home in Foster Home for Imaginary Friends.
“I was so in love with the world that my children went alone. They were alone and clearly immersed in their imagination, whether it was a game, whether it was a painting, whether it was art, all of those things. They got into this locked place that I wish I could have visited,” Krasinski said recently. Weekly entertainment, adding: “I thought I needed to make a film for my children. Selling as if Quiet place It's like PG-40 in our house – they won't see Quiet place until the age of 40 – I thought I should make one for them.”