Bearded Krasinski

21 Apr

away_we_go_posterSam Mendes + Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida + John Krasinski and Maggie Gyllenhaal = AWAY WE GO

A bit Juno-esque in the design department (see right) and Allison Janey (who played Juno’s mother, “Bren-duh”) is a main character alongside a bearded John Krasinski (Jim, from The Office), a hippied out Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Maya Rudolph.

Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition, American Beauty) is certainly not known for his comedic work, so it’ll be interesting how he uses his knack for stunningly beautiful cinematography and lighting plays in a more lighthearted script.

And of course, author and 826 Valencia-founder Dave Eggers (You Shall Know Our Velocity) seems to be trying on something new as well: screenwriting. He’s known for his cunning and witty descriptions of otherwise normally tragic (or tragically normal) things, so the plot fits pretty well. And from what I’ve read of his wife Vendela Vida’s work, she might ground his more fanciful, dramatic tendencies and bring it back to a very simple, human story.

What do you think?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mpLvUY8TUE

Limited release June 5.

2 Responses to “Bearded Krasinski”

  1. Stephen April 22, 2009 at 4:55 pm #

    Nice 826 Valencia reference (love their pirate shop too! http://www.826valencia.org/store/shop.html)

  2. readzebra April 22, 2009 at 7:58 pm #

    i know! did you know Eggers has a nonfiction book out too? about the state of America’s education…

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