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Jay Baruchel Joins Cameron Crowe's Next Film With Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 11, 2013 3:02 PM
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Cameras are now rolling on the next film by Cameron Crowe, and as ever, he's got an array of talent at his disposal. Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin all have roles in the wacky romantic comedy, and someone with onscreen experience in both departments is coming on board.

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

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 1, 2013 2:28 PM
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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.

Bradley Cooper Says Danny McBride Also On Board New Cameron Crowe Film That Will Shoot This Fall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2013 5:07 PM
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Cameron Crowe has been keeping details on his next film a little bit on the down low. He's not quite Noah Baumbach, but aside from the cast— Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone— we don't really know much else about the film. Granted it's expected to be reworking of the filmmaker's aborted "Deep Tiki," which he was once slated to make with Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon, but what exactly he's changed remains to be seen. But we do now know one more cast member who's coming aboard.

Rachel McAdams Joins Cameron Crowe's Next Film Starring Emma Stone & Bradley Cooper

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 4:06 PM
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Rachel McAdams has carved out an interesting year ahead, wandering around with some horses in Terrence Malick's "To The Wonder" which arrives tomorrow, getting into some sexy intrigue with Noomi Rapace in Brian De Palma's B-movie sizzler "Passion," getting some time travel and romance in with Richard Curtis' "About Time" while Anton Corbijn's thriller "A Most Wanted Man" will hopefully land on the festival circuit. And now she wants to close off her 2013 calendar by working with another big-time filmmaking talent.

Bradley Cooper Taking A Role In Cameron Crowe's Next Film Starring Emma Stone

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 24, 2012 11:00 PM
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Earlier today we ran a feature on actors who should possibly fire their agents and set their careers in a new direction. But one guy who doesn't need that advice is Bradley Cooper. The actor will definitely turn heads in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" next month, and he'll reteam with the helmer for his next feature shooting early in 2013. Plus, next year he features in Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond The Pines" and Susanne Bier's "Serena" (and of course, he's back for one last run with the Wolfpack in "The Hangover Part III"). He's staying the course of working with interesting talent and material.

Cameron Crowe Eyes Michael Chabon's 'Telegraph Avenue' For HBO; 'Beautiful Boy' Goes Next After 'Deep Tiki'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 25, 2012 8:44 AM
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You might have forgotten, but in 2011 Cameron Crowe dropped three movies after being absent from the big screen for six years: the Matt Damon dramedy "We Bought a Zoo" and two music documentaries, "The Union" and "Pearl Jam Twenty." And heading into 2012, he isn't slowing down one bit. At the end of last month, his once-aborted romantic comedy "Deep Tiki" came back to life over at Sony with Emma Stone attached, and now he's got two more projects brewing that he'll tackle once that picture is in the can.

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 13, 2012 1:02 PM
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One of the trickier genres to get right is the teen comedy. Walking the line between not condescending to a high-school-age audience and yet also not alienating them is a difficult balance, let alone making a film that doesn't age, feels truthful, and can be smart and funny as well. And one of the finest examples of the genre remains to this day, "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."

Emma Stone To Star In Cameron Crowe's Next Film, A Reworked Version Of 'Deep Tiki'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 30, 2012 8:41 PM
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Well, talk about a match made in heaven. On one hand, you've got Cameron Crowe, the man behind sweet-natured, smart romances like "Say Anything," "Jerry Maguire" and "Almost Famous," films as good of their kind as any Hollywood has produced in the last few decades (take a peek at our recent retrospective on the filmmaker). After taking a serious bruising after the critically-reviled "Elizabethtown," Crowe bounced back with three films last year, most notably the charming, somewhat undervalued "We Bought A Zoo," which proved to be a modest hit over the Christmas period ($120 million worldwide, which isn't too shabby for a film that had some tough competition).

The Films Of Cameron Crowe: A Retrospective

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 13, 2012 2:11 PM
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It may be hard to believe, but Cameron Crowe is 55 today. The eternally boyish journalist turned writer-director feels, perhaps because of his alter-ego in "Almost Famous," as though he'll always be seventeen. But for a certain generation, he's been a figurehead for his journalism (at Rolling Stone and elsewhere), his screenwriting (of seminal teen flick "Fast Times At Ridgemont High," most notably), and for his direction, starting with 1989's "Say Anything" through to last year's charming semi-return-to-form "We Bought A Zoo."

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Say Anything'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 13, 2012 10:03 AM
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Say Anything
"Say Anything" was not particularly successful on its release. John Cusack was an established star of films like "The Sure Thing," but co-star Ione Skye was basically unknown, and director Cameron Crowe was, despite his writing credit on "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" eight years earlier, not a known quantity. As such, despite rave reviews, it only took $20 million at the domestic box office, and a meagre $733,000 internationally -- indeed, in many territories, like the U.K, it went straight to video.

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