Fischer and Kinsey down for a movie version of The Office
Both Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey would agree to a film version of The Office, as long as the conditions are right.
When The Office went off the air more than 10 years ago, we had to assume that Dunder Mifflin’s doors were closed to fans for good. However, with nostalgia getting a boost and a reboot now in prime parking space, it wouldn’t be completely off to expect the series to come back in some form. And so what about a movie?
Talking about a resume of The Office had grown again last month, but another (perhaps surprisingly) The Office the contributor has an idea to bring the original cast back together. Appearing on the Office Wives podcast, actor Bryan Cranston – who directed the season nine episode “Work Bus” – showed curiosity about the topic, saying, “Let’s say it’s not a rebooted series, but what if there was a movie? Something where we can see where these people are. Those people in the whole series we are curious about. We finally asked, where did they go? What happened to them?”
Cranston’s pitch is a little unclear, but both Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey — who played Pam Beesly/Halpbert and Angela Martin, respectively — would be on board. Kinsey said, “I would do it … I would do it for my kids, because I think they would think that’s fun.” Fischer would also agree to sign on if series creator Greg Daniels was in charge of the project. “I mean, if you are [showrunner] Grig [Daniels] he did, because I trusted him. You know? As long as Greg writes it and it’s up to him, I say yes.”
Daniels was reportedly meeting with a team of writers in January to figure out how to expand the universe The Office. This would mean bringing in a new cast, with a few familiar faces making cameos (Fischer and Kinsey both said they’d like to at least drop in). While this may not be the best path for fans, it may be time to move on from the beloved characters. For his part, Steve Carell (Dundie Award-winning Michael Scott) is well aware that his character may not fly in today’s climate…
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