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John Krasinski: lover or fighter?

If he has his way, both.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Krasinski ('The Office') has signed on to star opposite Ginnifer Goodwin ('She's Just Not That Into You') in the upcoming romantic comedy, 'Something Borrowed.'

In a "hmm, that sounds familiar" move, Krasinski will play a close friend to the wedding-bound Goodwin who finds himself wishing he were in the groom's shoes instead. The movie is based on the Emily Griffin novel of the same name, and both Goodwin and Krasinski have signed on for the sequel, 'Something Blue,' which -- spoiler! -- sees the two stars head to the altar. John Krasinski: lover or fighter?

If he has his way, both.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Krasinski ('The Office') has signed on to star opposite Ginnifer Goodwin ('She's Just Not That Into You') in the upcoming romantic comedy, 'Something Borrowed.'

In a "hmm, that sounds familiar" move, Krasinski will play a close friend to the wedding-bound Goodwin who finds himself wishing he were in the groom's shoes instead. The movie is based on the Emily Griffin novel of the same name, and both Goodwin and Krasinski have signed on for the sequel, 'Something Blue,' which -- spoiler! -- sees the two stars head to the altar.

The news tops off an active week for Krasinski. Aside from getting inducted into Jimmy Kimmel's Handsome Men's Club, Fox 411 reported yesterday that Krasinski is Marvel Comics' "main focus" to play the role of Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America in the upcoming film adaptation, 'The First Avenger: Captain America.'

"John has read four times and is doing screen tests," a source told Fox. "It's very likely that he will be the new Captain America."

While he may be the favorite for studio execs, some fanboy insiders at Marvel seem less than excited about the prospect of Jim Halpert picking up the famous shield.

"It's a surprise and we're bracing ourselves for 'that guy from 'The Office' to land Captain America," said an insider. "They are not really looking at other guys, so it's time to get ready to work with him."

We remain cautiously intrigued by the possibilities. Despite his versatile interests (see his directorial debut, 'Brief Interviews With Hideous Men') Krasinksi has struggled in recent years to equal some of the big-screen success of his 'Office' colleagues. It might be interesting to see what someone with his wit and comic timing could bring to the very stalwart, patriotic role of Captain America.

Tell us: Is Krasinski the right man to battle the forces of Red Skull, or are his talents more suited to rom-com fare?