Cameron Crowe went from seemingly MIA to furiously busy in recent years. That is to say after 2005’s “Elizabethtown,” the director hadn’t made a feature film in six years. That all changed in 2011 when he released three films in one year: “We Bought A Zoo,” a documentary on Pearl Jam, and another on Elton John and Leon Russell‘s collaborative album, “The Union.” During this same fruitful period he wrote a screenplay, maybe not unlike “Jerry Maguire,” set in Hawaii, called “Deep Tiki.”
It almost got off the ground several years ago with an entirely different cast, but was halted for all the various reasons studio films can go sideways. Fast-forward to present day and the project is in the can and done. Titled “Aloha,” the movie stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams, and the first trailer for the movie is here.
“Aloha” centers on a celebrated military contractor (Cooper) who reconnects with a love from his past (McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him (Stone). Meanwhile, a complex satellite system is being launched by an enigmatic billionaire with suspicious intentions.
Due May 29, “Aloha” was originally set for a December bow, which either means it’ll be an Oscar favorite or just a humanist crowd-pleaser. Given “We Bought A Zoo,” we’d assume the latter is more accurate, but hey, from Crowe we’ll take it. “Aloha” also co-stars Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin, which is certainly a winning addition to the great lead trio. Watch the first trailer below.