Good Will Hunting is a sacred flick for Bostonians, so John Krasinski is living out the dream of any movie fanatic hailing from his hometown: He's putting a new spin on it nearly 20 years after its release.
Krasinski is directing a table read of the 1997 Gus Van Sant drama — the one that introduced the world to Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, along with one of the sickest burns ever perpetrated — in New York City on October 7, and he'll be revealing the cast of the reading via Twitter over the course of the next week. He made a special exception for the first announcement, though, and opted to share it via Instagram.
He's not only cast his leading lady, but his leading lady. Krasinski shared that Emily Blunt will be signing on for the Good Will Hunting liveread, marking the first time the two screen and stage stars will be working together in an official capacity.
Given that Good Will Hunting's female lead is a brilliant and stubborn Brit who isn't afraid of a dirty joke, Blunt is the perfect choice to play Skylar, whom Minnie Driver brought to life on the big screen in the original film. You won't find a bigger fan of Blunt's than her husband, so this is a perfect match, both on and off-stage.
How do we like them apples? We like 'em plenty, kid.