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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.

Soundtrack Details For 'We Bought A Zoo' Revealed, Includes Collab Between Jónsi & Cameron Crowe

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 3, 2011 1:04 AM
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Also Features 2 Brand New Songs From JónsiCameron Crowe has always been known for his keen ear for music, curating each of his films with a carefully selected soundtrack, but the forthcoming "We Bought A Zoo" marks the first time he's handed over the reins to a single artist. Over the summer it was revealed that Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi would be tuning up the film, but little did we know, Crowe himself would be lending an assist for one of the pieces for the movie.

Cameron Crowe Says He's Written A Comedy That He Hopes To Shoot Next March

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 28, 2011 8:16 AM
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New Picture From 'We Bought A Zoo'To say that Cameron Crowe has been busy would be an understatement. The director, returning to the cinema world after a long absence following 2005's "Elizabethtown," has had an insanely busy 2011. This spring he premiered his Elton John documentary "The Union" at the Tribeca Film Festival which you'll get to see on HBO in January; just this week saw the release of his comprehensive "Pearl Jam 20," an indepth look at the iconic alternative band on their twentieth anniversary and in December, he'll unveil his first feature length movie in six years, the Matt Damon starring, Jonsi scored "We Bought A Zoo." But if you think Crowe might take some time in 2012 to grab a nap you'd be mistaken. If things go according to plan, he'll be shooting his next film a lot sooner than you think.

Watch: Previously Unreleased Video For Pearl Jam's "Not For You" Directed By Cameron Crowe

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2011 5:02 AM
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Cameron Crowe is just getting warmed up for what will be a very busy fall and winter. He's got his next feature film "We Bought A Zoo" being prepped for a December 23rd bow, and early in the new year will see HBO release his Elton John documentary "The Union." But before that, he's got "Pearl Jam Twenty," a comprehensive look at the band in celebration of their twenty years of making music.

Review: Cameron Crowe's 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Is A Rousing, Wonderfully Atypical Rock Doc

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 21, 2011 4:27 AM
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If it's not completely obvious, "Pearl Jam Twenty" is the name of the new retrospective documentary about the first twenty years of influential Seattle rock band Pearl Jam. But, as directed by Cameron Crowe, whose mind operates on another level of meta-textual cross-indexed pop cultural awareness, it's also a nod to the name of the first Pearl Jam album, Ten (the number of former New Jersey Nets point guard Mookie Blaylock, who the band was originally named after). In a weird way, the title is also evocative of the way the movie has been put together – unlike most standard rock band documentaries, its full of personal detail (Crowe was in Seattle at the time as a young music journalist) and wonderfully atypical shifts in tone and style. Those fearful of a feature-length "Behind the Music" can table those anxieties. This is the real deal with lots of surprising texture.

Watch: Matt Damon and Cameron Crowe Get Animal Crackers In Trailer For 'We Bought A Zoo'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 14, 2011 6:25 AM
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It's been six long years since we last saw a Cameron Crowe (fictional) film on screen, but seeing that that film was the, frankly, disastrous "Elizabethtown," he's perhaps been missed less than he might have been otherwise. Still, the writer-director has enough great work behind him that we're always going to be interested in what he's putting out, and this Christmas sees the arrival of comeback film "We Bought A Zoo," which sees him team up with Matt Damon for the first time.

Cameron Crowe Says He's Already Writing Next Film, Inspired By Kids He Met During 'Zoo' Auditions

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 1, 2011 11:01 AM
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Director Also Says 'Say Anything' Sequel Is A "Pipe Dream," But Reveals Deleted Scenes On His BlogWith three new films arriving in 2011, "Almost Famous" director Cameron Crowe has his hands full this year.

Cameron Crowe Says His Marvin Gaye Film Is Titled 'My Name Is Marvin'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 30, 2011 9:43 AM
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Unsure about Cameron Crowe's "We Bought A Zoo" starring Matt Damon who plays a father who moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo? Unclear if the picture that also co-stars Scarlett Johansson is a family movie with sweet notes (or saccharine ones), an Oscar contender or something entirely different? You're not alone.

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.

R.I.P. Producer, Screenwriter & Art Director Polly Platt (1939-2011)

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 28, 2011 2:45 AM
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Sad news broke late yesterday, with the announcement of the death of the film producer, writer and art director Polly Platt, who passed away of Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 72. Platt's contribution to cinema has been greatly undervalued over the years, but she was someone with a diverse skill-set, who played a key role in a number of classic films.

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