When John Krasinski was approached by “Jack Ryan” producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller to act in the genre movie that eventually became the horror hit “A Quiet Place,” he didn’t hesitate to respond.
“I took a half a second and said, ‘Absolutely not,'” Krasinski recalls during Variety’s Screening Series. “I can’t watch genre movies let alone make one. So good luck, everybody should enjoy it.”
But once he heard the tagline for the film, he couldn’t help but get on board.
“They said, ‘It’s about a family that can’t talk and you have to figure out why,'” he says. “I went, ‘Damn it!’ That is like the best one liner I’ve ever heard.”
The film went on to earn critical acclaim and accolades for Krasinski, who serves as its star, director, and co-writer — so we’re thankful he changed his mind.