Cameron Crowe's Untitled Project Set for This Christmas
Columbia Pictures has set writer/director Cameron Crowe's still-untitled next film for release on December 25. A comedy drama, it stars Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Jay Baruchel, Michael Chernus and Ivana Milicevic. Although no official plot description has been released, the story is said to follow Cooper as a Hawaii-based defense contractor who has to work with an Air Force pilot (Stone) to stop the launch of a weapons satellite. In the process, the pair begin to fall for one another as they're forced to contend with supernatural island magic and a talking computer. The release date has the film opening opposite Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Unbroken and Into the Woods.
Each year, studios like to cram their best offerings into the Christmas season, and 2014 is shaping up to be no different. With "The Hobbit: There And Back Again," Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken," Ridley Scott's "Exodus," the star-studded musical "Into The Woods" and more, all coming within weeks of each other, another film has entered the fray. Sony has dated Cameron Crowe's still-untitled next movie for Christmas Day, where it will face off against Disney's musical and Jolie's WWII flick. Starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin, the film will tell the wacky story of a military contractor (Cooper) on a top secret military launch mission assignment in Hawaii who teams with an Air Force pilot (Stone) to kibosh the operation. This star power plus a screwball setup looks like a match made in heaven, and Columbia Pictures certainly think so.
The film is now in post-production, so perhaps we'll see it at TIFF?