Next month kicks off the 25th South by Southwest Film Festival, and as usual, the festival brings some heavy hitting films, starting with John Krasinski’s film, A Quiet Place, which is set to kick off the festival. A Quiet Place marks the third film Krasinski has directed. Paramount Pictures will release the film later in April.
On the announcement, Director of Film, Jane Pierson stated,
“2018 marks the 25th edition of the SXSW Film Festival and my tenth year at the helm. As we look back on the body of work of talent discovered, careers launched and wonderful films we’ve enjoyed, we couldn’t be more excited about the future. This year’s slate, while peppered with works from many of our alumni, remains focused on new voices, new directors and a range of films that entertain and enlighten.”
Pierson added. “We are particularly pleased to present John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place as our Opening Night Film. Not only do we love its originality, suspense and amazing cast, we love seeing artists stretch and explore. While this is not Krasinski’s first feature as writer and director, it’s an exciting evolution for this multi-talented artist.”
A Quiet Place is a story of a family that lives an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound. The film stars John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds.
Check out the full trailer below:
SXSW’s film festival will run March 9th through the 18th. Badges and Wristbands are still available and can be purchased on the official SXSW website.