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Exclusive: Cameron Crowe Says Jónsi Scoring His Next Film As Well

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist January 10, 2012 at 12:03PM

Cameron Crowe and atmospheric indie post-rocker Jónsi have had a fruitful collaboration thus far. Jónsi's group Sigur Rós contributed three tracks to "Vanilla Sky," one which was unreleased at the time, and the Icelandic musician also recently scored the director's recent effort "We Bought A Zoo."
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Cameron Crowe and atmospheric indie post-rocker Jónsi have had a fruitful collaboration thus far. Jónsi's group Sigur Rós contributed three tracks to "Vanilla Sky," one which was unreleased at the time, and the Icelandic musician also recently scored the director's most current effort "We Bought A Zoo."

But this just seems to be the beginning of their working relationship. We spoke to Crowe yesterday via email, and after hearing about it through the grapevine, he confirmed to us that the Sigur Rós frontman and solo artist would also be scoring his next film, a currently untitled comedy. "Yep, it's with Jónsi," he told us.

While Crowe's keeping the plot under wraps, he once teased us by describing it as a film influenced by the humor and movies of the great golden age director Preston Struges ("The Lady Eve," "Sullivan's Travels"). But even then filmmaker was quick to shut down comparisons with his work and Sturges' classic comedies.

"There's only one Preston Sturges," he noted. "He's always an inspiration though and this one's a comedy in that spirit. The leading ladies [in his films] always challenging the men for center stage, [and I] love that." As for the status of the film, the "Almost Famous" and "Say Anything" filmmaker says he's currently polishing the script, hoping to cast soon and hopes to shoot the film later this year (it's aiming for a late spring/early summer start).

Following a six year absence after "Elizabethtown," Crowe appears to be back in full force, having released three films in 2011 ('Zoo,' "Pearl Jam Twenty," and his Elton John/Leon Russell doc "The Union" which premiered at Tribeca last year and hits HBO this month). With another feature-length comedy in the works it appears that Crowe is making up for lost time.

Incidentally, the almost-forgotten project "Deep Tiki" -- a Hawaiian-set romantic comedy with some mystical undertones? Well, there doesn't appear to be much movement on it -- it was postponed back in 2008, and not much has been heard since -- but it sounds like Crowe hasn't entirely given up on it as he says it's still "on the backburner."

Meanwhile, in amusing related news, after throwing "We Bought A Zoo" dismissively under the bus in his early 'Dragon Tattoo' review excuse -- Crowe comically said he felt like he had been accidentally punched out in a stray bar room brawl-- New Yorker criitic David Denby enjoyed and positively reviewed Crowe's latest, starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson. All's well that ends well? 

Last thing: watch the Rolling Stone interview below with Cameron Crowe and Jónsi about the director's teenage experience of being on the road with Led Zeppelin (the experience of which was fictionalized for "Almost Famous"). Pretty fascinating stuff. 

--Additional reporting by RP

This article is related to: Cameron Crowe, We Bought A Zoo, Jonsi


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