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‘The Hollars’ Featurette: John Krasinski Explains How James Strouse’s Screenplay First Grabbed Him — Watch

The filmmaker and star explains how he made the jump behind the camera for the family drama.

“The Hollars”

Long before John Krasinski came on board his Sundance premiere “The Hollars” as director, he had been eyed by screenwriter James Strouse as a strong contender to play the film’s leading role, as father-to-be with a lot on his shoulders, John Hollar. As is so often the case, “The Hollars” took some time to get made, and along the way, Strouse and company found themselves looking for more than just a star. They needed a director, too.

With just one film under his belt, Krasinski might not have been the most obvious choice, but the actor had so connected with the material that Strouse felt confident that he was the right person to finally bring the project to fruition.

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That story — and more — is explored in our exclusive featurette for the film, bound for home video release later this week. Hey, sometimes the projects just find you. And when a story like “The Hollars,” which Krasinski only related to more and more as time went on, comes at you, you grab it. Check out the exclusive featurette below.

“The Hollars” hits home video release tomorrow, December 6.

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