The star of "Crazy Stupid Love" is making a movie with the director of "Say Anything"? Well, we've been overdue for a new rom-com classic.
Deadline reports that Emma Stone is accepting her fate and joining forces with Cameron Crowe for a currently untitled project that really couldn't end up as anything but awesome.
The film is being described as being in the same vein as "Almost Famous" and "Jerry Maguire," though The Playlist thinks it might be a remix of "Deep Tiki," a project that Crowe was attached to back in 2008 and which was originally set to star Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon.
"Deep Tiki" follows a military contractor (the part Stiller would've played) who's assigned to a top-secret military satellite launch in Hawaii and who gets involved with an uptight military liaison (the part Witherspoon would've played - and that will perhaps now be played by Stone?) and local spiritual leaders who are preparing for the fulfillment of a prophecy involving the gods Lomo and Pele.
That sounds weird, but it could be just the change of pace that Cameron Crowe needs. Well, maybe not ... "Vanilla Sky" was a change of pace, too.
No matter what this new project might be, Emma Stone could be just the muse to put Crowe back at the top of his game. "Elizabethtown" and "We Bought a Zoo" were both cute and all, but whatever — we want the Crowe who gave us "Say Anything" and "Jerry Maguire." We want the guy who inspired us to stand outside a girl's house with a boombox over our heads and made "Show me the money!" into one of the most quoted existential catchphrases of the 20th century. We want Crowe the Great! Emma, can you conjure him for us with your wiles and whimsy?
Stay tuned for updates, including news on what lucky guy will get to play the male lead. Meanwhile, Emma Stone will next be seen in "Gangster Squad," opening Jan. 11, 2013.