John Krasinski joins "Something" romantic comedies

Tue Mar 9, 2010 11:52pm EST
 
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By Borys Kit

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - John Krasinski is in negotiations to join Ginnifer Goodwin in "Something Borrowed," a romantic comedy from the company behind "The Blind Side."

Goodwin (HBO's "Big Love") stars as a Manhattan attorney, the consummate good girl, who falls in love with her best friend's fiance on her 30th birthday.

Krasinski will play Goodwin's friend and confidant, a supporting role that evolves into the male lead in a planned sequel.

The project is based on a series of novels by Emily Giffin. Alcon Entertainment, the Warner Bros.-based producer that introduced "Blind Side" star Sandra Bullock to Oscar on Sunday, also picked up rights to the second book, "Something Blue." Krasinski's deal includes the sequel.

Luke Greenfield is directing the first picture, now eyeing a spring start.

Krasinski, best known for his work on NBC's "The Office," is slowly building a career in features through key roles. He gained favorable notices for his performance opposite Meryl Streep in "It's Complicated" and recently tested for the lead in "Captain America."

 
<p>Actor John Krasinski poses at the premiere of "The Wolfman" at the ArcLight theatre in Hollywood, California in this February 9, 2010 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>