Roadies casting Wilson Poots

When Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams team up for a TV show, it’s pretty obvious lots of people are going to be interested. Not just in watching it though, but taking part in it too. Well, Crowe and Abrams are both executive producing a new Showtime pilot called Roadies and the first two actors have just come on board: Luke Wilson and Imogen Poots. Read more about the Roadies casting below. Read More »

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NBC’s Say Anything… TV show may crash and burn before it even gets off the ground. Cameron Crowe, who directed the original 1989 movie, learned about the planned sequel series along with the rest of the world yesterday — and it seems he’d none too thrilled about it.

Legally, network NBC and producer 20th Century Fox TV are allowed to forge ahead without his approval. But a new report indicates they’re unlikely to do so. Get all the latest details on the Say Anything… TV series after the jump.

UPDATE: The Say Anything… TV series is now officially dead, according to Deadline. Writer Justin Kaplan and producer Aaron Kaplan dropped out after hearing of Crowe’s objections, and 20th Century Fox TV subsequently pulled the plug. Original story follows.

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Briefly: Cameron Crowe‘s upcoming movie, currently referred to as the Untitled Hawaii Project, has been delayed. Originally scheduled for a Christmas release, it’ll now hit theaters May 29, 2015. It stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray and others.

“Once we saw the film, we knew that it would make a perfect summer release. The movie is Cameron at his best,” said Jeff Blake, chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution for Sony Pictures. [The Wrap]

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UPDATE: The LAT reports that Showtime has officially greenlit the Roadies pilot. It’s not a series pickup, but the odds of us seeing the show someday just got a little bit better. Plus, read a new comment from Crowe about the show after the jump.

Cameron Crowe‘s next release, a romcom set in Hawaii, sounds like quintessential Cameron Crowe. But his next project after that has him foraying into brand-new territory. Crowe is reportedly teaming up with J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot and My So-Called Life creator Winnie Holzman for Roadies, a comedy series on Showtime. Get all the details after the jump.

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Almost Famous

It’s no secret Cameron Crowe had problems giving his 2000 semi-autobiographical film a title. At one point it was actually called Untitled, a clever nod to the musical story held within, as well as an admission of defeat. The studio wouldn’t let that fly, so Crowe went through many different titles before settling on Almost Famous. And it’s a perfect title.

For a contribution to the 300th issue of Empire Magazine, Crowe dug up the original notebook pages where he brainstormed all kinds of different titles for the movie, much like William Miller does during the credits of the film. Check out Cameron Crowe’s alternate Almost Famous titles below. Read More »

Cameron Crowe’s Next Will Open Christmas Day

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Sure, the last Christmas was just two months ago, but it’s never too early to start thinking about presents for next Christmas. And Sony already knows just what it’s getting us: the next film from Cameron Crowe.

The studio has dated the as-yet-untitled Hawaii-based romance, starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, for December 25. Get plot details and more after the jump.

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Lester Bangs Almost Famous

The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman was like a dagger through the heart of film lovers everywhere. Few have ever watched one of his movies and not instantly become a fan of Hoffman’s larger than life talent. In the day since his passing, coming to terms with the fact he’s actually gone is pretty difficult.

Some have dealt with Hoffman’s passing by paying tribute to the actor. One such tribute is a beautifully written piece by Cameron Crowe, who directed Hoffman in Almost Famous. The actor played rock critic Lester Bangs, and delivered the iconic line “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we’re uncool.” Crowe named his official site after the line. Today he talks about how Hoffman made that scene his own.

Read that, and watch two tribute videos, below. Read More »

Germain’s Most Anticipated Films of 2014

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The movies of 2013 were great and we’re all anxiously anticipating 2015, but let’s not overlook 2014. While the upcoming calendar isn’t packed as full of blockbusters that make film fans salivate, 2014 has some pretty awesome looking movies from several of the best filmmakers in the world. It has its share of massive franchise films too and while maybe they’re not Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Terminator or Batman fighting Superman, I’ll take Christopher Nolan, Paul Thomas Anderson, Cameron Crowe, Wes Anderson, the Wachowksis and David Fincher any day.

Below, read my top ten anticipated films of 2014. Read More »

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