'Say Anything' TV Series In the Works? Not So Fast

by Jackie Willis 6:10 AM PDT, October 07, 2014
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Don't get those boomboxes out just yet. Say Anything, the 1989 romcom that put John Cusack on the map, could be re-imagined as a TV show ...but not if the film's director Cameron Crowe has anything to do with it.

Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment is planning to do a single-camera series based on the beloved film. In Say Anything the movie, a noble underachiever, Lloyd Dobler (Cusack), and a beautiful valedictorian, Diane Court (Ione Skye), fall in love the summer before she goes off to college.

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The trade website points out that Crowe has no involvement in the series and, according to the director's Twitter, he's not a fan of this idea. "Regarding the announcement of a 'Say Anything' tv show," he wrote, "@JohnCusack, @IoneSkye1 and I have no involvement... except in trying to stop it."

Cusack also responded to one of his followers who asked if he was involved in the project by saying: "Hell no !!"

A rep for NBC has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that 20th Century Fox is not going forward with the project.

Would you have supported a Say Anything TV show?

Back in Aug. 2013, it was reported that Reality Bites would also be re-imagined as a TV show. No updates on that thus far but let's rewind to ET's set visit of the 1994 film.