Cameron Crowe Aloha Troubles

This morning, I retweeted a tweet from Amy Kaufman from the Los Angeles Times noting that the all-media screening of Cameron Crowe’s Aloha is set for May 26th, reviews are embargoed until May 28th in the afternoon pacific time, with the movie being released nationwide less than a day later on May 29th. At first glance, it doesn’t seem like a good sign for a movie from a filmmaker who is known to create audience pleasing dramedies. But is it fair to judge a movie based on a studio’s apparent lack of faith in a movie?

I explore the reported trouble behind Aloha and try to explore this question, after the jump.

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Aloha soundtrack

Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a new Cameron Crowe movie coming out next month. That may sound crazy because buzz around the film has been almost non-existant, but it’s true. The director of Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire and Say Anything is about to release Aloha, a Hawaiian-set military romance starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Bill Murray, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin.

It’s an insane cast in a film with a weird plot that involves satellites and space. Aloha seems difficult to peg. But what better way to preview a Cameron Crowe movie than with its soundtrack? The writer/director recently revealed the songs that make up the Aloha soundtrack, which you can hear below. Check out a new poster, too.  Read More »

Cameron Crowe Aloha

Cameron Crowe‘s latest film, Aloha, now has a trailer. It’s been a film somewhat shrouded in mystery. The project didn’t have a title for a long time, then was delayed, but now many questions about the film have been answered.

Aloha opens May 29. It stars Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Danny McBride, John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin and Bill Murray. Check out the Cameron Crowe Aloha trailer below. Read More »

Cameron Crowe Hawaii

Briefly: We’ve been quietly anticipating Cameron Crowe‘s latest film for some time. And in that period, the star-studded film has been referred to as the “Untitled Hawaii Project,” as seen above on the film’s camera slate. Now, Crowe has settled on a title for the film. The Cameron Crowe Hawaii movie is now called Aloha. It will hit theaters May 29.

Aloha stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Jay Baruchel. Cooper plays as a defense contractor who’s sent to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite in Hawaii. Once he gets there, he falls for an Air Force pilot (Stone) who convinces him to try and stop the launch with the help of some mystical island forces. Read more about it here. [Exhibitor Relations]

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 »

Say Anything tv series

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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untitled Hawaii project

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]

Untitled Hawaii Project

Cameron Crowe TV show

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 »