John Krasinski is to direct and star in The Hollars.
Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins and The American's star Margo Martindale have all signed up to appear in the movie, Deadline reported.
John will star as John Hollar, an aspiring New York artist who takes his girlfriend (Anna) back to his small hometown as his mother (Margo) is preparing to undergo brain surgery. There he finds himself confronted by his dysfunctional relationship with his father (Richard), his crazy former life with his old school friends and his ex who is keen to get back into his life.
The Office star made his directorial debut in 2009 with Brief Interviews With Hideous Men.
The Hollars has been written by James C Strouse and John will produce the film himself.