'Say Anything' TV Series In the Works? Not So Fast
By Jackie Willis
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.
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."
Regarding the announcement of a "Say Anything" tv show... @JohnCusack, @IoneSkye1 and I have no involvement... except in trying to stop it.