‘Deadpool’ star, Ryan Reynolds and ‘A Quiet Place’ filmmaker John Krasinki are both in talks to star alongside each other in fantasy comedy ‘Imaginary Friends’.

The story centres on a man who can see and talk to people’s imaginary friends. Trouble emerges from imaginary friends who lack friendship and turn to the dark side.

Krasinki will write, direct,  produce and star in the film while Reynolds will co-star if a deal can be made.

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The movie will come from the studio of Paramount Pictures after they won a bidding war between Lionsgate and Sony.

Reynolds is lining up the work at the moment, only this month it was confirmed he will be starring in the Will Ferrell live-action comedy musical of ‘A Christmas Carol’ for Apple. He will next be seen in Michael Bay’s Netflix feature ‘6 Underground’.His upcoming projects include ‘Free Guy’ alongside Taiki Waititi and Jodie Comer, Jason Bateman’s ‘Clue’ and ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ where he will reprise the role of Michael Bryce alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Selma Hayek.

Krasinski starred, directed and executive produced ‘A Quiet Place’, which became a surprise hit with $340 million worldwide. He’s currently in post-production on ‘A Quiet Place: Part II,’ which opens March 20 with his better half Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe reprising their roles. On the acting front, Krasinski is the face of Jack Ryan in the TV series ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’. He also lent his voice to ‘Next Gen’.