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We've known it for years as Cameron Crowe's Untitled Hawaiian Romantic Comedy, but the Almost Famous director's latest feature now has a name - Aloha - and a brand new trailer to trailer to go with it.
The Untitled Cameron Crowe Project will star Bradley Cooper as Brian Gilcrest, a lauded military contractor who travels to the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii to revisit the site of his greatest professional triumph. While there, he reunites with an old flame (Rachel McAdams), but unexpectedly begins to develop feelings for the tenacious Air Force soldier (Emma Stone) assigned to work with him.
It sounds like much more of a screwball comedy than I’d originally thought, sounding like the premise for some 1960s sitcom that tried to cash in on the success of I Dream of Jeannie. There aren’t enough of those made anymore, and while Krasinski may or may not have a large role, he’ll still be able to adapt to whatever the tone of the film is.
Can we all just take a second to appreciate how wonderful it is to never have to worry about seeing Bill Murray in a movie like Larger Than Life again? I guess it’s technically possible but doubtful anytime soon. Since he’s already worked with directors such as George Clooney and Wes Anderson this year, I guess there’s no harm in him throwing a Cameron Crowe movie on the pile.
Based on an original screenplay written by Crowe, the new film stars Cooper as a defense contractor who is stationed in Hawaii and working to set up a weapons satellite launch. In a twist, however, Cooper's character is actually trying to " scuttle the launch," and he teams up with an Air Force pilot (Stone) to do so.
Unfortunately for us, Crowe is being insanely tight-lipped about his next venture, but we have managed to glean some details of his follow-up to the 2011 schmaltz-fest that was We Bought a Zoo. The untitled Crowe project is said to be a lover story similar in tone to his two most popular pictures, Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous.
McBride will co-star with Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams in the drama, but the film’s plot is being kept under wraps for now. That doesn’t mean there aren’t clues and speculations abound however.
When Cooper was cast opposite Stone I complained that it was another in a long string of age-inappropriate relationships for Cooper onscreen, coming just after he romanced 15-years-younger Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook. McAdams, on the other hand, is only three years younger than Cooper, which makes it much more the kind of matchup we can get behind. Of course, given that McAdams is reportedly playing the ex it's clear that age is just a number here, but it's a step at least
You may still think of Bradley Cooper as the handsome, possibly douchey guy who's starred in the Hangover movies and unsuccessfully tried to get serious with this September's The Words, but he's about to have a serious breakthrough thanks to his role in The Silver Linings Playbook, due out next month
An adaptation of David Sheff’s best selling book “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction" has been in development for the last four years, but now it looks like it's moving forward - and with a brilliant director at the helm. Cameron Crowe, who most recently made the heartwarming drama We Bought A Zoo with Matt Damon, is looking to direct a feature version of Sheff's story.
While The Amazing Spider-Man wasn't a great movie, it did have a lot working for it, and certainly one of those things was Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy. In addition to being a better chemistry match with Andrew Garfield than Kirsten Dunst was with Tobey Maguire in the Sam Raimi movies, Stone brought an interesting strength and independence to her character.
If you did miss the live-action family film, you won’t have too long to wait. We Bought a Zoo will hit Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital download on April 3rd. The story, about a man and his kids who buy a struggling zoo in the attempt to save it, is packed with some strong performances, including Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, and Angus Macfadyen.
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.