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Monday, July 19, 2010

VIDEO: Harrison Ford stars as cranky morning anchor in new movie

Hollywood loves to make movies about the TV news business. The best broadcast news film in my opinion is Network (1976). It is also the best prognostication of what was to come. If you haven't seen it, find it and watch it.

The latest TV news flick comes from the producing mind of J.J. Abrams and is called Morning Glory. It stars Rachel McAdams as a producer working with the hardass anchor played by Harrison Ford. Diane Keaton is the other anchor on the network morning news show with Jeff Goldblum as a flustered manager. 50 Cent plays himself. Could be promising.

Here is more of a synopsis from YouTube:
When hard--working TV producer Becky Fuller (McAdams) is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life. Stumbling into a job at "Daybreak" (the last--place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy (Ford). Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts -- let alone work with his new co--host, Colleen Peck (Keaton), a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning "news." As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on the air, Becky's blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett (Wilson) begins to unravel -- and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.

Morning Glory comes out this Fall. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here