Will it be six years until we see the next Cameron Crowe film? That was the hiatus taken between the critical and financial disaster that was Elizabethtown and the upcoming dramedy We Bought A Zoo, starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson [The Playlist].
It would appear not. Crowe has completed his next screenplay and wants to start shooting in March. The man is always generating ideas, whether its a Marvin Gaye biopic, a poten Say Anything… sequel (which he’s admitted is more a pipe dream than anything else) and a film inspired by the slew of talented child actors that auditioned for Zoo.
It would appear this latter idea is the script Crowe spoke of to the New York Times in a recent profile. Features aside, it’s been a busy year for the music lover, premiering two music documentaries (The Union, focusing on Elton John and Leon Russell’s T. Bone Burnett-produced collaboration and Pearl Jam Twenty, a comprehensive look at the grunge band) on the festival circuit.
But back to the child-inspired script:
“This woman that I work with, Gail Levin, is a great casting director. She’s always finding new faces. The kids she found for ‘We Bought a Zoo‘ are so exciting. We met with all these actors, and they would leave the room and it was a situation where I would turn to Gail and say ‘They’re not right for this one, but I want to write something where we can work with that person.’ That was the genesis for writing a whole new script which I’ve been working on while we were doing ‘We Bought a Zoo‘ and finishing this Pearl Jam movie.”
Let’s all hope We Bought A Zoo is as good as we all hoped Elizabethtown was going to be (though there are those that would argue it undervalued a bit, ahem Nathan Rabin ahem, and myself), so the man continues moves on to the next.
What do you think of Cameron Crowe films? Are you excited for We Bought A Zoo?
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