Years after Cameron Crowe interviewed Joni Mitchell in 1979, the filmmaker is set to direct a movie about the life of the singer. The film will be a passion project for Crowe, who hasn’t been involved in many productions ever since his show, Roadies, after a single season was released on television. But now, it will be time for the director to step behind the camera once more.
Sources are claiming that the upcoming movie won’t follow the traditional structure of a biopic, seen in stories such as Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman. Since Crowe worked closely with Mitchell ever since the early days of his journalism career, the singer’s input will be largely felt in the film. It is not common for biopics to be directed by people who are close to the protagonists of the story.
Mitchell hasn’t made many public appearances due to the unfortunate decline of her health, so a recount of her life through the lens of Crowe’s camera will be wonderful tribute to a veru successful career. In 1997, Mitchell was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an honor that not many artists receive after they conclude their careers.
Besides being a journalist, Crowe also directed the Academy Award for Best Picture winner, Jerry Maguire. In that story, Tom Cruise plays a sports agent who works for Sports Management International. The movie is based on the year the National Football League introduced the concept of a free agent, and the consequences that brought to the sport.
Source: Above The Line