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Krasinski’s ‘Brief Interviews’ Could Will Debut Sundance

December 2, 2008 by  

John Krasinski, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

I happen to know there is a particular contingent of GMMR readers that will be interested in this news. I aim to please.

According to Variety, John Krasinski’s film adaption of the late David Foster Wallace’s “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men” may WILL debut at the Sundance Film Festival. Krasinski wrote and directed the film and also has a small acting role.

The movie stars Julianne Nicholson, Timothy Hutton, Bobby Cannavale, Will Forte, Christopher Meloni, Dominic Cooper, Josh Charles, (possibly) Rashida Jones, and Ben Gibbard, among others.

Krasinski has yet to comment as to the validity of this rumor. The rumors are true. Brief Interviews has been selected as one of 16 films in the dramatic competition, among 1,026 entries. CONGRATS JOHN!!!!

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15 Responses to “Krasinski’s ‘Brief Interviews’ Could Will Debut Sundance”

  1. Gretchen on December 2nd, 2008 10:00 pm

    This means he could potentially BE at Sundance, which is awesome since I live like an hour away. YES!

  2. Spikey on December 2nd, 2008 10:01 pm

    Consider me part of that contingent. I’m really excited to see the movie. It’s been a long time coming.

    Have you read the book?

  3. GMMR on December 2nd, 2008 10:08 pm

    I have read the book. It’s not an easy read. It took me a while to get through. From what I’ve read, Krasinski has interpreted Wallace’s work in a new way, focusing on the interviews. I’m interested to see what he does with it.

  4. JennyL on December 2nd, 2008 10:26 pm

    I’ve been wondering what’s been happening with the movie – especially since David Foster Wallace died in Sept. I can always count on you to keep me up to date on JKras news!

  5. Give Me My Remote on December 2nd, 2008 10:34 pm

    Happy to be of service. Krasinski has been on my radar longer than GMMR has been around. It’s only right to continue to support the guy, right?

  6. littlebit on December 2nd, 2008 11:18 pm


    stating the obvious here, keep us posted.

  7. Amy on December 2nd, 2008 11:27 pm

    FINALLY. Or hopefully finally. I am DYING to see this film.

  8. Lisa (aka lmr) on December 3rd, 2008 7:03 am

    Is it sad to say I let out an audible ‘ooh’ when JKras pic popped up in your first post? Thanks for the news, GMMR.

  9. Emily on December 3rd, 2008 8:52 am

    I also found the book pretty hard to get through, but I’m really excited to see what he does with it!

  10. Nicole on December 3rd, 2008 9:59 am

    This book was difficult, but I read it after I read Infinite Jest, which took me four months to finally finish, so this one seemed a lot easier just due to the length (and lack of 400 pages of footnotes).

    I’ve been wondering what the status of the movie was since DFW’s suicide and I’m glad to hear that it’s still going forward. I cannot wait to see how he translated the book to film – plus the cast mentioned in the post sounds amazing. Anytime Bobby Cannavale and Christopher Meloni are involved in anything, it’s gotta be a good time :).

  11. Emily E on December 3rd, 2008 10:51 am

    I just registered yesterday for the “Local Utahns” tickets sale for Sundance and as I did I wondered whether or not John’s movie might be there…this is such great news! Now I’ll be crossing my fingers that the rumor is true…and that I can get tickets to the premier!

  12. Erin on December 3rd, 2008 11:48 am

    I’m a Sundance volunteer and if the movie does end up showing at the fest this year, you can bet I’ll be using my credentials to get into the premier, and then as up close and personal as I can get to Mr John K! 🙂

  13. sorano916 on December 3rd, 2008 4:19 pm

    It’s in, per the press release:

    This year’s 16 films were selected from 1,026 submissions:

    * Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (Director and Screenwriter: John Krasinski) – When her boyfriend leaves with little explanation, a doctoral candidate in anthropology tries to remedy her heartache by interviewing men about their behavior. Cast: Julianne Nicholson, John Krasinski, Timothy Hutton, Dominic Cooper, Christopher Meloni, Rashida Jones. World Premiere

  14. kelseroo on December 3rd, 2008 5:09 pm

    Yay, finally! I have been waiting for this movie for over a year. I read the book in anticipation. I know John’s adaptation will be amazing, because HE is amazingly talented. The book was rough. I could not even get through the whole thing.

  15. Beth on December 3rd, 2008 6:17 pm

    just read the full lineup for all the movies that will be at Sundance and it seems that 2 of my favorite people will be having a movie debut there- JKras AND Zach Gilford aka Matt Saracen from FNL….I am going to have to make my way up to Utah it seems…congrats to both!