Now more than ever we've seen TV looking to classic films of the '80s and '90s for the next great small screen series idea, whether by reboot or sequel, but a proposed 'Say Anything' TV sequel may have trouble getting its boombox up in the air. NBC has begun development of a potential followup to the classic 1989 Cameron Crowe film, though Crowe is outspokenly none-too-pleased about it.
Showtime has been a bit light on comedy since production on Philip Seymour Hoffman's 'Happy-ish' ceased for obvious reasons, but the network has some major names in mind for its latest effort. 'Almost Famous' visionary Cameron Crowe will make his TV debut with the J.J. Abrams-produced music comedy 'Roadies,' now officially picked up for a network pilot.
‘Say Anything’ scarred me for life.
I’ve been aware for a few weeks that the 25th anniversary of ‘Say Anything’ was approaching and I’ve kind of gone out of my way to ignore it – even though there’s no doubt it influenced my teenage life more than any other movie. But, good grief, did this movie ever influence me to do some stupid things that I've suppressed from my memory. For one day only, I'll bring one of these memories to the surface.
Released in 1989, Cameron Crowe's 'Say Anything...' starred a baby-faced John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler, an average high school student who falls for lonely valedictorian Diane Court (Ione Skye), and the pair spend their summer together before Diane heads off to college. 25 years later, we're revisiting the cast of one of the most cherished teen romantic dramedies of all time.
Filmmaker Cameron Crowe posted an image of a letter from author J.D. Salinger to a producer, explaining why his classic novel, 'Catcher in the Rye,' would never work as a film.