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]

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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 »

Cameron Crowe Untitled Hawaii

Doesn’t it feel nice to know Cameron Crowe has now been shooting his new movie for almost a month? The still untitled, Hawaii-based film stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec BaldwinBill MurrayDanny McBride, John Krasinski and Jay Baruchel in a story that follows ”a defense contractor (Cooper) who falls for an Air Force pilot (Stone) after he’s assigned to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite from Hawaii.”

Crowe recently posted the first photo of his two leads on the set and you can see it below. Read More »

John Krasinski Joins Cameron Crowe’s New Film

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Briefly: Cameron Crowe can always assemble a big, all-star cast for any given film, and the project he currently has in the works, a romantic drama set in Hawaii, is no exception. The film already boasts Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec BaldwinBill MurrayDanny McBride and Jay Baruchel in a story that follows ”a defense contractor (Cooper) who falls for an Air Force pilot (Stone) after he’s assigned to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite from Hawaii.”

Now John Krasinski is in talks for the film, which will be one of his first big post-Office roles. THR announces the deal, and says that he’ll play “a military man married to McAdams, who is playing Cooper’s ex-wife.”

Crowe scripted and has had this story in the works for a couple years. The film is untitled at this point, and also without a release date.

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