Ryan Reynolds and Randall Park Recreate ‘The Office’ Bit for John Krasinski’s ‘IF’ Teaser: Ryan Reynolds and Randall Park Recreate ‘The Office’ Scene in Behind-the-Scenes Teaser for John Krasinski’s ‘IF'”
Ryan Reynolds and Randall Park bring humor to the forefront by recreating a classic scene from “The Office” in a behind-the-scenes teaser for the upcoming family film “IF,” written and directed by John Krasinski and featuring Reynolds in a co-starring role. The teaser begins with Reynolds discussing the movie but takes an amusing turn when Park interrupts, pretending to be Krasinski.
As the playful exchange unfolds, Reynolds humorously challenges Park’s identity as Krasinski, highlighting differences in height and ethnicity. Despite Park correctly answering questions about Krasinski’s personal details, Reynolds playfully suggests Wikipedia as the source. The teaser then delves into the concept and making of “IF,” offering glimpses of the live-action-meets-Pixar movie and its production.
The ‘IF’ Teaser: Unveiling the Playful ‘The Office’ Joke it References
The teaser for “IF” pays homage to a joke originating from a season nine episode of the NBC sitcom “The Office.” In this episode, Dwight Schrute, portrayed by Rainn Wilson, falls victim to a prank where Randall Park’s character impersonates Jim Halpert (John Krasinski). Park fully commits to the joke, going as far as learning work assignments, kissing Jim’s wife Pam (Jenna Fischer), and displaying a framed photo of their fictional “family.”
The film “IF,” abbreviated for “imaginary friends,” tells the story of a young girl (Cailey Fleming) who starts seeing other people’s imaginary friends. Scheduled for release on May 17, the movie boasts a star-studded cast including Emily Blunt, Louis Gossett Jr., Maya Rudolph, Matt Damon, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Steve Carell, Krasinski’s former TV boss from “The Office.”
In “IF,” the young girl, played by Cailey Fleming, embarks on a whimsical journey where she perceives the imaginary friends of those around her. The film promises to blend fantasy with reality, offering a heartwarming exploration of the magic of childhood and the importance of imagination.
Scheduled for release on May 17, “IF” not only reunites John Krasinski with Emily Blunt, his real-life spouse, but also brings together a stellar ensemble cast, including Louis Gossett Jr., Maya Rudolph, Matt Damon, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Steve Carell. The presence of such a talented and diverse cast, coupled with Krasinski’s directorial prowess, hints at a film that transcends traditional genre boundaries, promising a unique and enchanting cinematic experience.
As fans eagerly anticipate the release of “IF,” the teaser, with its playful nod to a classic “The Office” joke, serves as a delightful introduction to the humor and creativity that the film is set to offer. With its imaginative premise and star-studded cast, “IF” is poised to capture the hearts of audiences, young and old alike, inviting them into a world where the line between reality and imagination is beautifully blurred.