Danny McBride and writer/director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) don’t seem like the most obvious pairing, but they’re set to work together on Crowe’s next project, an untitled film that also stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, and Rachel McAdams. Cooper revealed that McBride has been cast in a supporting role during an interview with The Huffington Post. The mysterious film is believed to be a revamped version of Crowe’s rom-com Deep Tiki, which was set to star Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon in 2008 before the project was canceled. Danny McBride’s role is not known at this time, but here’s how The Wrap describes the movie:
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.
If production goes according to plan, this will be Crowe’s first movie since his 2011 family film We Bought a Zoo. McBride, who recently starred in the hit summer comedy This Is the End, will next be seen in the fourth season of his HBO series Eastbound & Down and in James Franco’s big-screen adaptation of the William Faulkner novel As I Lay Dying.