Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled Terrence Malick's Next Film With Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara & Michael Fassbender Reportedly Gets Titled Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Bloody And Bruised In First Trailer For Boxing Drama 'Southpaw' New Infographic Lays Out Canonical 'Star Wars' Timeline With Films, TV And Books New Infographic Lays Out Canonical 'Star Wars' Timeline With Films, TV And Books First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' First Official Image: Jesse Eisenberg As Lex Luthor In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Watch: First Trailer For Arnold Schwarzenegger's Zombie Pic 'Maggie' With Abigail Breslin Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join Idris Elba Replaces Jamie Foxx In Harmony Korine's 'The Trap,' Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco Also Join 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors 10 Terrible Films Starring Great Actors Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Tom Hanks Acts Out His Filmography In 7-Minutes On 'The Late Late Show' Watch: Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Unrated Blu-Ray Edition, Will Also Feature An Alternate Ending Watch: Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Unrated Blu-Ray Edition, Will Also Feature An Alternate Ending New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The Castle' Viggo Mortensen Reveals He Turned Down Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' Auditioned For 'Reservoir Dogs' Viggo Mortensen Reveals He Turned Down Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight,' Auditioned For 'Reservoir Dogs' Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation' With Tom Cruise Arrives, If You Choose To Accept It Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation' With Tom Cruise Arrives, If You Choose To Accept It Jonathan Nolan Says His Original Ending To 'Interstellar' Was “Much More Straightforward” Jonathan Nolan Says His Original Ending To 'Interstellar' Was “Much More Straightforward” The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Alec Baldwin Joins Cameron Crowe's Next Movie & Charles Grodin Boards Noah Baumbach's 'While We're Young'

Photo of Drew Taylor By Drew Taylor | The Playlist August 1, 2013 at 2:28PM

Coming hot on the heels of his admission that he had been offered (and subsequently turned down) the role of a big time bad guy in one of the Marvel extravaganzas, Deadline is reporting that Alec Baldwin is actually accepting a role, in a much more modest project: the new Cameron Crowe movie the filmmaker is about to start shooting for Sony. In other casting news, charming grouch Charles Grodin will make his long awaited return to movies, playing Naomi Watts' father in Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young" (according to the Wrap). This is a very exciting day for aging character actors.
1
To Rome With Love Alec Baldwin

Coming hot on the heels of his admission that he had been offered (and subsequently turned down) the role of a big time bad guy in one of the Marvel extravaganzas, Deadline is reporting that Alec Baldwin is actually accepting a role in a much more modest project: the new Cameron Crowe movie the filmmaker is about to start shooting for Sony. In other casting news, charming grouch Charles Grodin will make his long-awaited return to movies, playing Naomi Watts' father in Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young" (according to the Wrap). This is a very exciting day for aging character actors.

It's unknown what role Baldwin will play in the Crowe film, which is supposedly a reworking of a script Crowe wanted to make with Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon called "Deep Tiki," but he's in fine company. The new script follows a military contractor (Bradley Cooper) on a top-secret military launch mission in Hawaii who teams up with an Air Force pilot (Emma Stone) as they plan to sabotage the project. Rachel McAdams and Danny McBride will also star. It's unclear if the original script's memorable mixture of mysticism and goofy humor will remain, but it's a new movie from Cameron Crowe with an all-star cast, and that should be enough to get anybody excited. The movie starts shooting in September, for release sometime next year.

Meanwhile, Charles Grodin's performance in "While We're Young" will mark his first feature film in over seven years. He was last spotted while trying to save face in the Zach Braff/Jason Bateman comedy "The Ex" back in 2006. (We had forgotten this movie ever existed until just now, thanks a lot, The Wrap.) In the movie, Watts and Ben Stiller star as a married couple that strikes up a friendship with a much younger, freer couple played by Adam Driver ("Girls") and Amanda Seyfried ("Lovelace"). For some amazing reason, Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys will also be in it.

Like the Crowe film, "While We're Young" will start shooting this fall. It will be produced by Scott Rudin, which already makes it "very important" in some circles. Also keep in mind that Baumbach has already shot another new movie in between his wondrous "Frances Ha" and "While We're Young." Details on that one are scarce, but it was seemingly done in the same stripped down, below-the-radar style as "Frances Ha," once again with his girlfriend/muse Greta Gerwig. Whatever Baumbach does next, we're game.

Look for more details on both projects as they are revealed.

This article is related to: Charles Grodin, Alec Baldwin, Cameron Crowe, Deep Tiki, While We're Young


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome

E-Mail Updates