Now that he has Star Trek in the can and ready for release, J.J. Abrams is rounding up the cast for his next flick. Okay, so he's not directing (only producing) but the man has become a brand of his own much like Judd Apatow - must be something about having the initials J.A.
Morning Glory is a newsroom comedy that is set to star Harrison Ford and Rachael McAdams. The film now has two new cast members to round out the cast and they're A-list talent.
Diane Keaton and Jeff Goldblum have now signed on to the Roger Michell directed comedy. According to Variety:
"(The film) centers on an aspiring news producer (McAdams) who tries to save a failing morning show by getting control of its feuding anchors. Ford and Keaton will play the dueling on-air personalities. Goldblum will portray McAdams' boss."
Now while this is not normal Screen Rant fare, it is a pretty exciting feature with a concept that is reminiscent of a 1930's screwball comedy (a genre that I love) and the fact that Anne Hall is starring in a film with Indiana Jones and The Fly. Throw J.J into the mix and this could be a date movie for all readers of Screen Rant, not that everyone would go as a group together - but you get my drift.
Ford just doesn't do enough comedy and this seems to be similar to his Oscar winning Working Girl. Goldblum is always worth a look and as for Keaton - there isn't an actress out there who can play middle-age neurosis quite like her. Director Roger Michell is a director with an interesting and varied body of work that includes the popular Notting Hill and the criminally overlooked Changing Lanes and Enduring Love.
The film which was written by The Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna will start shooting in New York next month.