Cameron Crowe's latest film as a writer and director may have an impressive cast, but reportedly no longer has is a 2014 release date.
The Wrap reported on Monday that the film, which currently doesn't have a title, has had its release pushed back.
The movie was supposed to be released in December of this year, which is award fodder time, so on one hand this could seem like a negative. However, in this instance, that may not be the case. The film is now scheduled to be released May 29, 2015, making it a summer release. Jeff Blake of Sony Pictures stated, "Once we saw the film, we knew that it would make a perfect summer release. The movie is Cameron at his best." So, instead of delivering a possible award winner, Crowe may have made a summer blockbuster.
They movie stars Bradley Cooper as a military contractor who heads to Hawaii to meet up with a couple of love interests in Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone. If that's not enough, Bill Murray is also in the movie as a suspicious billionaire. That's a major league cast, and it has a premise with potential. Crowe could use a win at this point as well. His last two major releases, 2011's We Bought a Zoo and 2005's Elizabethtown, were not well-received. However, if this film was truly moved to summer because of its potential to score with audience's looking for a fun "summer movie" then perhaps he will finally score one in the win column. Anytime one is working with Bill Murray, it can't hurt chances.