‘IF’ Teaser Trailer: John Krasinski Takes Us Into The World Of Imaginary Friends With Ryan Reynolds, Steve Carell, & More

John Krasinski already has the blockbuster A Quiet Place franchise running at full steam, but even so, he decided to set it aside to work on something completely different. That film would be IF, a family-friendly fantasy film with a powerhouse ensemble that includes Ryan Reynolds, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, and more. Not only that, but Paramount is jumping in on this one with both feet, giving the film a plum summer 2024 release date.

So what’s IF about, anyway? Well, the title is short for “imaginary friend”, and centers on a young girl who can see the invisible friends left behind by their kids. Awwww, that’s sad. It’s sorta like Toy Story, in a way.

Also in the cast is The Walking Dead star Cailey Fleming, along with Louis Gossett Jr., Alan Kim, Fiona Shaw, and Bobby Moynihan. Joining Carell and Waller-Bridge as voice stars are Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Maya Rudolph, Vince Vaughn, Sam Rockwell, Sebastian Maniscalco, Christopher Meloni, Awkwafina, Jon Stewart, and Richard Jenkins. They’ll be voicing the imaginary creatures, which come in all shapes, sizes, colors, amounts of fur, etc. They kinda look like refugees from Monsters, Inc. Some of them do, anyway.

So get ready for a film that’s all about reconnecting with your inner child. This looks really good, honestly, and I can’t wait to see it.

Here’s the synopsis: From writer and director John Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends — and what she does with that superpower — as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. IF stars Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell alongside many more as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination.

IF was written and directed by Krasinski, and hits theaters on May 17th 2024.