Danny McBride Added to Cast of Crowe Project, Costarring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
By Kevin Crossman

Danny McBride

Danny McBride

Danny McBride has been added to the cast of writer-director Cameron Crowe’s latest project according to TheWrap. The untitled film is based a script called Deep Tiki that was almost put into production starring Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon in 2008. Bradley Cooper is the lead in the film that also stars Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams.

An individual familiar with the project tells TheWrap that Cooper will play a defense contractor supervisor assigned to oversee the launch of a weapon satellite from Hawaii. Stone will play his Air Force liaison — a pretty, ambitious pilot — and together the duo become convinced by mystical island forces and a talking computer to help scuttle the satellite’s orbit.

Ain’t it Cool News speculates on McBride’s role, saying “McBride’s role is unknown at the moment, though it seems possible he’ll play Woody, a likably macho pilot who enjoys a good deal of success with the ladies.” ┬áThis sounds like a great opportunity for McBride who previously showed acting restraint in the acclaimed dramedy Up in the Air.

The fim continues Cooper’s trend of working with acclaimed directors. It also pairs the actor with a much younger costar, though that formula worked out pretty well for Cooper last year in Silver Linings Playbook.

As for Crowe, his recent track record is mixed to say the least. Crowe was Oscar nominated for Jerry Maquire and won a writing Oscar for Almost Famous. But his last two mainstream films Elizabethtown and We Bought a Zoo have bombed critically and commercially. Still, Crowe will always get a pass in this writer’s opinion having long since been put into the “can do no wrong” category after writing Fast Times at Ridgemont High which holds up as a seminal film about teens.

One Response to “Danny McBride Added to Cast of Crowe Project, Costarring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams”

  1. Rick

    I hope McBride is actually onscreen and note the voice of the talking computer. I could see his persona mesh well opposite Cooper.

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