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Cameron Crowe Has Discussed Possible Sequel To 'Say Anything...' With John Cusack

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 1, 2011 1:17 AM
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At Least He's Not Planning 'Elizabethtown: The Golden Age'Until 1989, Cameron Crowe was known principally as a journalist, who'd also managed to turn his impressive undercover-at-high-school book "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" into one of the best teen films of the decade. But follow-up "The Wild Life" was poorly received, and it took him a while to work in film again. But James L. Brooks (and the late Polly Platt) brought Crowe into their fold, and the result was "Say Anything...," a teen rom-com of rare complexity and feeling, and the film that truly launched John Cusack onto the A-list: for all the great work the actor's done over the years, the image of Lloyd Dobler wooing Diane Court (Ione Skye) with a boombox playing Peter Gabriel is the one that will likely represent him for most.

John Cusack & Nicolas Cage To Star In Serial Killer Pic 'The Frozen Ground'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2011 12:55 PM
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Well, here's something different. A new Nicolas Cage where he isn't the crazy person.

Comic-Con '11: John Cusack Says 'The Raven' "An Art Movie And A Popcorn Movie" Rolled Into One

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 22, 2011 9:18 AM
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As you already know by now, we've been kind of cautiously optimistic about "The Raven." Directed by "V For Vendetta" and "Ninja Assassin" helmer James McTeigue and starring John Cusack, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson and Alice Eve, the film takes a interesting twist on the life of poet Edgar Allan Poe (Cusack), pitching the famed writer into a serial killer thriller which features Poe teaming up with a detective (Evans) to track down a murderer who mimics his work, in the last week of the writer’s life. In addition to ripping his books for ideas on how to kill people, the murderer will also kidnap Cusack’s fiancee played by Eve.

John Cusack To Replace Tobey Maguire In Lee Daniels' 'The Paperboy'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 12, 2011 12:58 PM
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It's not too long since we last lamented the state of John Cusack's career: long one of our favorite actors, the decade or so since "High Fidelity" has seen at best, enjoyable-but-flawed movies like "Runaway Jury," "The Ice Harvest" or "1408," through to films that were barely released, like "Grace Is Gone" and "The Contract," to, at worst, pictures that were never released, like "Shanghai" and serial killer thriller "The Factory," both shot in 2008, and still sitting on the shelf. But signs are good for a comeback: he's playing Edgar Allan Poe in next year's period thriller "The Raven," he's written another dark comedy the Latin American satire "Dictablanda," and now, he's signing on to a big production with a hefty pedigree.

New Look At John Cusack As An Intense Edgar Allan Poe In 'The Raven'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 24, 2011 9:46 AM
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Oh man, Lloyd Dobler is pissed....

John Cusack Starring In International Screwball Comedy 'Dictablanda'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 8, 2011 2:16 AM
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Ever since falling deeply in love with "Grosse Point Blank" as a twelve-year-old (followed swiftly by exposure to "Being John Malkovich" and "High Fidelity"), this writer has been firmly in the lifelong-fan-of-John Cusack camp. But being a Cusack fan has become deeply frustrating in recent years. His best performances ("Grace is Gone," "The Ice Harvest") go unsung, his paycheck roles get more and more depressing ("2012," "Hot Tub Time Machine") and his two most recent films, "Shanghai" and "The Factory" haven't been released at all, despite both filming way back in 2008. And that's without even mentioning his Twitter feed, a textbook example of why it's sometimes best to keep some distance from your heroes.

First Official Still Of John Cusack As Robert Downey Jr. As Edgar Allen Poe In 'The Raven'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 14, 2010 1:46 AM
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So we're going to show our age a little here, but we never actually met Edgar Allen Poe. By all accounts, he was a pretty exciting dude, an accomplished writer and practitioner of cosmology and cryptography. Perhaps Sylvester Stallone, an older gentleman, knew Poe well (trained at the same gyms?), motivating him to spend years trying to adapt his life into a movie starring Robert Downey Jr.

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