I Guess This Is The Closest We're Getting To A Reunion of 'The Office'
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Well folks, it seems the day fans of The Office have long awaited is finally here. Nearly a decade after the NBC sitcom's 2013 finale, it seems we're finally getting an Office reunion … well, that is if you really, really stretch what, exactly the term “Office reunion” actually means.
Earlier this week, Deadline reported that Steve Carrell, who played everyone's favorite bankruptcy declaring boss, Michael Scott, and John Krasinski, who portrayed the prank-war igniting Jim Halpert, will appear on screen together in an upcoming Paramount film entitled If. Marking the pair's first time working together since their Dunder Mifflin days, Carrell and Krasinski will both star in the film, with the latter also serving as the project's writer, director, and producer. Although If's team has remained tight-lipped surrounding the plot, the film is “based on Krasinski’s original idea about a child’s journey to rediscover their imagination,” according to the publication and is scheduled to hit theaters on November 17, 2023.
But even though we may not be reuniting with Scranton, Pennsylvania's premiere paper peddlers any time soon, that doesn't mean we never will. Over the past several years, Krasinski has been outspoken about his interest in getting the Dunder Mifflin gang back together. Although in 2018 the star told Ellen that he'd “Iove to get that gang back together," he elaborated on why, exactly he'd be interested in participating in a reunion of The Office in Esquire's March 2020 issue.
“I mean it is my beginning and my end. I’m pretty sure at the end of my career I’ll still be known for Jim,” Krasinski said in an interview appearing in the magazine's March 2020 edition. “It was the first creative family I’ve ever had. In many ways, they will always be the most important people in that most important experience in my career. So yeah, if they did a reunion, I would absolutely love to do it.”
So folks, let's hope that If inspires Krasinski and Carrell to get the Dunder Mifflin crew back together. To paraphrase a wise former Assistant to a Regional Manager, It’s just that sometimes goodbyes are a bitch, but reunions can probably help.
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