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Krasinski directing movie based on David Foster Wallace book

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 16th 2007 7:45PM

KrasinskiWell, this is interesting. I'm not a big fan of David Foster Wallace (1), but anyone who attempts to film something that he has written has my respect.

John Krasinski, Jim on The Office, is directing the movie version of DFW's (2) Brief Interviews With Hideous Men. Not really sure how the movie will be structured, since the book is a collection of short stories, but it's a daring choice for a first time effort. The movie stars Timothy Hutton (3), Rashida Jones (4), Josh Charles (5), Will Forte (6), and Bobby Cannavale (7).

1. He's a smart, interesting guy, but sometimes you just want to throw his books across the room.
2. I can't remember if you're supposed to call him "Foster Wallace" or just "Wallace."
3. From Kidnapped.
4. Karen on The Office.
5. From Sports Night.
6. From SNL.
7. From Will & Grace.

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Jim Kosmicki

I just recently re-watched TAPS with my 13 year old son -- not only did it star Timothy Hutton, but it also had Sean Penn and Tom Cruise in early roles. An overlooked film in my opinion. Hutton was good in most of his film roles -- he just didn't have the range of some of his fellow actors. But his acting in Ordinary People rightfully earned that Oscar. That is one of the best acted films that I've ever seen, and Hutton stands out among the other good actors.

January 17 2007 at 12:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tracy

John and "Karen" dated before the show and now it's been speculated that they are in a relationship again.

January 17 2007 at 9:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Melissa

I hope this won't be compared to when Zach Braff did "Garden State" (which, in my opinion, sucked royal). I really like John Krasinski, and I hope this turns out to be a good thing.

Does anyone else think he's sleeping with Karen in real life?

January 17 2007 at 5:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TedSez

It's kind of sad that you can only describe Timothy Hutton as being "from [the recent but extremely short-lived TV show] 'Kidnapped.'"

I realize it was a long time ago now, but the guy won an Oscar for "Ordinary People" and was one of the biggest movie stars of the '80s. I guess everyone turns into Troy McClure eventually.

January 16 2007 at 8:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Melanie

John directs? Neato!

January 16 2007 at 8:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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