There’s no such thing as a Cameron Crowe movie that I’m not highly interested in, and even if he doesn’t really step out of his comfort zone too often, I still look at those types of projects as just as interesting as his romantic comedy/dramedy ones. Over at The Wrap (here), they’re reporting that Crowe has a new project in mind to tackle after finishing the Emma Stone starring rom-com he’s previously been announced as gearing up to make, and this one is an adaptation of the memoir ‘Beautiful Boy’ (no, it’s not a remake of that melodrama from last year). After the jump you can see the details on the project, but I know that I’m in, since it’s Crowe and I’ve yet to dislike anything that he’s made to date…even ‘Elizabethtown’. Read on below for more on this intriguing new film that he’s looking to take on…
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Anyone who likes Cameron Crowe as much as I do will be thrilled with this latest news that hit a few days ago. I enjoyed ‘We Bought a Zoo’ more than I probably should have, and I’ll defend ‘Elizabethtown’ to the grave, but I’ve been hankering for another top notch Crowe flick, and The Hollywood Reporter is saying here that I might just get another chance at that next year. Crowe has a new original screenplay set up at Sony, and he has Emma Stone set to take the lead female role. Apparently they’re now searching for a leading man, and after the jump I’ll propose a few names that I’d like to see the filmmaker pair Stone with. There’s no word on the plot right now, but I’m sure we’ll find out about that soon enough (it might even be a new version of a Hawaii-set flick he’d wanted to make with Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon a few years back, if you go by some of the rumors). See the names I’d like to have in contention for the lead part below…
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You are playing the role of Susan Evans, played by Wendy Crewson in Joseph Ruben’s child thriller The Good Son (1993) starring Macaulay Culkin as the sinister son Henry Evans and Elijah Wood as the young Mark, trying to save the family from Henry’s wrath. At the end of the film, Henry attempts to push his mother off a cliff to a watery grave. After Mark and Henry fight in an “epic” battle, both young boys find themselves hanging off the cliff with Susan holding one in each hand. Susan must make the ultimate choice between her own son and nephew. Which one will she let live and which one will she let die?
Here’s your question:
You have the Oscars of Roberto Benigni for Lead Actor from the Foreign Language Film winner, Life is Beautiful (1997) in one hand and from Cameron Crowe’s sports dramedy Jerry Maguire (1996), Cuba Gooding, Jr’s Oscar hangs for Supporting Actor. You must make a choice and let one of them go and save the other. Whose Oscar will plummet?
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There’s always been a bit of Billy Wilder in Cameron Crowe’s films, but this year with ‘We Bought a Zoo’ marks the first time he’s gone in the direction of Frank Capra. The result is a very effective, if lightweight film that works to make you laugh and make you cry. This isn’t an “important” movie, but it’s an entertaining dramedy and has the right balance of elements to fulfill an audience member. In terms of previous Crowe works, it has a bit of ‘Jerry Maguire’ to it, but perhaps more similarities to ‘Elizabethtown’ than many might prefer (not me though, I love that flick and consider it one of the more underrated films in some time). This is Crowe making a family movie, and while he hasn’t lost any of his keen observation powers, he manages to make a film for a wide range of people. Of course the soundtrack is excellent, but that’s no surprise. What’s more noteworthy is the strong acting by the cast (including Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Elle Fanning, and Thomas Haden Church), all of whom do slightly different work than we’re used to seeing from them. I suspect a number of people will find this movie, based on Benjamin Mee’s nonfiction book of his experiences, to be too cute for their liking, but for me it was a borderline delight. I don’t know if the Oscars will have any use for it, but the Golden Globes have just the category for this…
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Here’s a new trailer for Cameron Crowe’s upcoming film ‘We Bought a Zoo‘. It’s only slightly different from the first one, but it still looks pretty good.
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