The 25th South by Southwest Film Festival will kick off with John Krasinski's third directorial effort: the supernatural thriller "A Quiet Place."
The Austin, Texas, festival announced its slate Wednesday, starting with the opening selection of Krasinksi's film. The film, which Paramount Pictures will release in April, stars Krasinski and Emily Blunt, his wife, as a rural couple haunted by an evil attracted to sound. Millicent Simmonds, the breakout star of 2017's "Wonderstruck," plays the couple's deaf daughter.
Last year, Terrence Malick's Austin-set "Song to Song" opened the festival.
SXSW is known for its robust genre...