I mean, you don’t understand. I’m from Boston, so Matt and Ben are, like, the mayor. To be really honest, I was super-nervous the first day Matt and I started writing Promised Land, because it was like hallowed ground. I’ve seen that movie, no joke, 172 times. The scene where I totally cried was when Ben says, “If you’re here 50 years from now, I’m gonna kill you,” where he sort of lets him go. To me, that was way bigger than “It’s not your fault.” I’ve asked them about all these scenes like a psycho fan, and Matt said, “Yeah, that scene almost didn’t happen because Gus, in one of the rewrites, was like ‘I want Ben’s character to get crushed in a pile of bricks.’” That could have been the ending, that Chucky died! Which is crazy!
—John Krasinski on whether he’s ever seen Good Will Hunting x