Emma Stone will be the star of Cameron Crowe’s next film, according to Deadline. The untitled love story is a two-hander with the male lead still to be cast and was written by Crowe himself. He will direct it next spring. Deadline seems unclear about plot details, though it’s expected the film will be in the vein of “Jerry Maguire” and “Almost Famous.”
Meanwhile, Variety reports the film is likely to be a rewritten version of Crowe’s long-gestating Hawaiian-set romance “Deep Tiki”, which at one point had Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon attached to play the leads. Stiller would have played a military consultant assigned to oversee a secret satellite launch on a Hawaii military base. There, he begins to fall for an uptight colleague, presumably Stone taking over for Witherspoon.
The picture is set up at Sony, who seems very pleased with Stone after she played Gwen Stacy in “The Amazing Spider-Man” to a warm critical and fan reception. She’s locked in for the sequel, and will next be seen in Warner Bros’ “Gangster Squad”, which was recently moved back to February of 2013 following the Aurora, Colorado shooting. She’s attached to two comedies, drug-fueld “Little White Corvette” and modern rom com “He’s Fuckin’ Perfect”, but both are still in the development stages.