I think it’s high time someone wrote a screenplay in which John Krasinski and Jason Sudeikis play brothers. I know, you normally shouldn’t write a screenplay based on that sort of idea alone… but damnit, it’s just too perfect to ignore.
This is simply a project crying out to be made. The guys have similar features, something about their look which makes it easily believable they might be related, but it goes deeper than that. I think it first struck me back when Sudeikis was on 30 Rock as The Floydster; but Sudeikis and Krasinski both have an affable, effortless charm that just makes you want to be close to them. This is the reason for my wife’s crush on Krasinski (which is balanced out in this particular case by its counterpoint, my crush on Jenna Fischer, which I bet is probably pretty common in households throughout America, but that’s an entirely different post).
If you date men, at least the ‘nice guy’ variety, these guys are the poster children for that charming guy you are proud to take home to mom. If you don’t date men, their equally attractive as the cool, funny best friend. They’re both hilarious, self-effacing guys, each with an equally disarming air of good humor about them. They should totally play brothers in a movie.
Then again, maybe their too nice and sweet, I’m not sure what an interesting premise for a movie might be. They’d be good con men, since something about them makes you want to trust them… maybe that can be the movie: Two brothers, con men with a heart of gold, who use their powers for good instead of evil, like Robin Hood. Cliche to begin with, sure, but not necessarily unentertaining if written well. There it is, green light this concept and get it rolling.
What ideas do you have, my fine friends out in the series of tubes we call the interweb?