Emma Stone to Lead Cameron Crowe's Revamped 'Deep Tiki' Project
Last year, director Cameron Crowe made a return to the big screen with We Bought a Zoo, his first non-documentary feature length film since 2005's Elizabethtown. The Matt Damon led film was a bit touchy feely and melodramatic, but I found it to be reminiscent of the kind of drama that the whole family can enjoy, and those kind of films just aren't made anymore. Even if the film didn't find a large audience, it certainly didn't feel like a failure, and Crowe continues on with his next project. Apparently that film is a revamped version of Deep Tiki, and Deadline says that Emma Stone is in talks to lead it. More below!
Variety's Jeff Sneider learned that despite Crowe touting a "new comedy" earlier this year, that project is actually just a reworked version of his script for Deep Tiki. And while attempts were made to keep that story under wraps, it was said to focus on a military weapons consultant deployed to a dormant base in Hawaii to supervise the launch of a spy satellite. However, he soon has moments of self-discovery as he realizes the relationships he left behind. The story gets a little out there with Hawaiian Gods and a volcano sacrifice, and thus drew some comparisons to Joe Versus the Volcano starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
Of course, the script has apparently been reworked, and it sounds like the lead might be a female now if Emma Stone is in talks for the gig. The film has apparently also drawn comparison to Jerry Maguire, and that's definitely a favorite of mine from the careers of both Cameron Crowe and Tom Cruise. As of now the project is still working to get off the ground, but if this indeed the new comedy that Crowe was talking about earlier this year, that means Jonsi, the musician from Sigur Ros, will be scoring this film just like he did with We Bought a Zoo, and that should be good news for music and film fans alike.