IF Trailer Reveals First Look at John Krasinski & Ryan Reynolds’ Whimsical Comedy

Ryan Reynolds has just unveiled the new trailer for the eagerly anticipated fantasy comedy, “IF”. This unique film centers on a man who has the remarkable ability to see and converse with people’s imaginary friends, but with a twist – some of these imaginary companions turn malevolent. John Krasinski, both the director and star of “IF”, crafted this movie with his children in mind, describing it as a tale woven from the time capsules of hopes and dreams.

“Prepare to be charmed by a heartwarming film for the whole family from the director of ‘A Quiet Place’, the star of ‘Deadpool’, and the studio behind ‘Annihilation’,” announces Ryan Reynolds, as he shares the first glimpse of “IF”. John Krasinski, who penned, directed, and co-produced the film, unveils a glimpse into the enigmatic world of “IF”. The footage introduces us to a young girl, portrayed by Cailey Fleming, who discovers her unique ability to see imaginary friends abandoned by the children they once aided. Dive into the world of “IF” by watching the newly released trailer below:

The trailer offers a first look at Ryan Reynolds, apparently collaborating with these “IFs”, and Cailey Fleming. It also showcases an array of imaginary friends central to the story, including a giant purple creature and a Trilby-hat-wearing bear, among numerous others.

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Hot on the heels of the first enigmatic poster for “IF”, this trailer builds excitement for the film, which had been shrouded in secrecy until now. The poster itself is cryptic yet revealing, featuring what seems to be three large hairy fingers extending from an open window. What’s known about this John Krasinski-conceived movie is its advanced release date, moving from May 24 to May 17, 2024. Take a look at both the mysterious poster and the trailer below.

John Krasinski’s latest creation is a fantasy comedy revolving around imaginary friends, hence the title “IF”. The narrative follows a man, played by Ryan Reynolds, who can communicate with people’s imaginary friends. He befriends those forgotten or discarded, but faces a challenge as some, starved of love and friendship, turn evil. This premise is right up Reynolds’ alley, echoing his success in films like “Free Guy”.

Krasinski shares how “IF” is a deeply personal project. The film is speculated to have a Spielbergian, Amblin-style ambiance, reminiscent of classics like “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”. Krasinski elaborates, “IF is a movie I made for my kids, as they can’t watch ‘A Quiet Place’. Emily [Blunt] jokes it’s PG-40, ‘You’ll see it when you’re 40!’ I needed to create something they could watch. I’m thrilled about it […] Ryan Reynolds is extraordinary in every way, and Cailey Fleming is an amazing young talent. This movie is about these ‘time capsules’ – imaginary friends are not just cute, but they also hold our hopes, dreams, and ambitions from when our minds were most imaginative, and that magic never really leaves us.”

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The plot circles around a young girl, Cailey Fleming’s character, who suddenly can see everyone’s imaginary friends. This ability emerges following a life-altering event. As she discovers the magic around her, she realizes these imaginary friends are remnants of people’s childhood imaginations, forgotten as they grew up​.

Krasinski reflects on the seven-year journey from the conception of “IF” to its realization, expressing his humility and excitement in bringing it to the screen. He notes the film’s significance for his children, who are too young for “A Quiet Place”.

A Starry Affair in the Realm of Imagination

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Krasinski is overjoyed to collaborate with Ryan Reynolds, whom he regards as a pinnacle of talent, and Cailey Fleming, a young actress he describes as phenomenally talented. “IF” portrays imaginary friends as more than mere adorable entities; they are vessels of the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of people at their most creative and imaginative phase. The film suggests that adults are essentially grown-up children who have simply forgotten the wonder of their early years​​.

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Krasinski takes on multiple roles as director, screenwriter, and producer. Ryan Reynolds joins him as a co-producer. The cast includes an impressive array of stars: Cailey Fleming, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr., Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Maya Rudolph, Vince Vaughn, Sam Rockwell, Sebastian Maniscalco, Christopher Meloni, Awkwafina, Jon Stewart, Richard Jenkins, and Steve Carell.

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