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If there's any director out there who definitely understands the mixtape, it's Cameron Crowe. The soundtracks to his movies are nearly as important as the script and the actors. So it's no surprise that when Crowe decided to try and convince Matt Damon to star in his new movie, We Bought a Zoo, he turned to his secret weapon: he made Damon a mixtape.
Cameron Crowe has to bounce back. He just has to. There’s no way the heartfelt filmmaker responsible for Say Anything, Jerry Maguire and the masterful Almost Famous can deliver another misfire after Elizabethtown. While he has flexed his creative muscle on two impressive musical documentaries in The Union and Pearl Jam Twenty (both worth your time), Crowe fans are waiting with bated breath for his next feature, We Bought a Zoo
It's been six years since Cameron Crowe last put a feature film into theaters. His last project, Elizabethtown, was a disappointment that was not only largely rejected by critics, but made only $52 million internationally on a $45 million budget. Fortunately he has now returned and he's bringing Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and 47 different animals with him.
In an interview with IFC News, Crowe said his next project will be an original script he wrote that was inspired by young actors he auditioned but didn’t cast for the Matt Damon dramedy. The Say Anything director said he was so impressed with the talent casting director Gail Levin brought in for Zoo tryouts that he was moved to immediately write a script that would utilize some of those actors.
Nyqvist is set to join True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard, Warrior co-star Frank Grillo, and young actor Colin Ford – soon to be seen in Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo -- in the upcoming drama Disconnect. Writer Andrew Stern’s story reportedly follows characters “searching for human connections in today’s wired world."
It sounds like it has the exact mix of humor and sadness you want in a Cameron Crowe movie, plus the added bonus of zoo animals; only the latter is on display, though, in the first batch of images from the film
At least Crowe has the decency not to try and spin this idea into something that we should actually expect to happen-- he makes no mention of producers being involved, financing being in place, or even anything resembling a script written. It sounds like Crowe is simply as curious about the fates of his characters as you might be
Today was a pretty big day for Cameron Crowe’s anticipated musical documentary Pearl Jam Twenty, which promises to capture the rise of alternative rock’s grungiest antiheroes. For starters, it was announced that Twenty would hold its official world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where the doc will screen in the Special Presentations program. Next, the first official trailer was posted online.
Back in 2009, Pearl Jam released the first single off of their new album, Backspacer. A song called "The Fixer," the song was promoted with a music video directed by none-other-than Cameron Crowe. The choice of director made perfect sense, as Crowe has been working on a then-untitled documentary about the band, from their start in Seattle, Washington to their twentieth anniversary.
Though he typically sticks to smaller roles and guest spots on television shows, John Michael Higgins is always fun to watch. Whether he is acting like an insane person, as he did in Yes Man,
Though Fugit has had a hard time finding any roles that capitalize on the talent he showed in Almost Famous-- his last film was the instantly forgotten Cirque du Freak-- Fanning is on a roll
Scarlett Johansson’s name seems to be rumored for just about every upcoming project in Hollywood, but since being the best thing about Iron Man 2, aside from reprising her role as Black Widow in The Avengers
The role would be opposite Matt Damon in the story of a grieving father who buys a zoo along with his children. I'm not totally sure where the female lead fits in, since my understanding is that the wife is dead
Cameron Crowe has written and/or directed three wonderful movies and two totally watchable films, which means when I walk into his next movie, I know there's a higher percentage chance of greatness
Matt Damon is a busy dude. He currently has six movies that have either been completed or are in post-production and has six more that are currently in development. Apparently he likes this whole "actor" business.
Crowe also did a rewrite on the script originally by Aline Brosh McKenna, which means we'll likely be getting a film more "Crowe-esque" than you might expect from a project he didn't develop himself
With virtually no attention from the press, Crowe has secured full music rights and the participation of Motown producer Berry Gordy, as well as a production deal with Sony and Scott Rudin