Produced by J.J. Abrams, 2010’s Morning Glory stars Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum and Patrick Wilson. That’s a great cast for a movie which has pretty much been forgotten over a decade since it was released on the big screen.
The film sprung from the pen of The Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna and was directed by Roger Michell – the man who brought us the underrated Changing Lanes (with Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson), the brilliant and Enduring Love (with a pre-Bond Daniel Craig) and he also helmed 1999’s Notting Hill amongst others.
Morning Glory is something of an old-school battle of the sexes comedy about ageing television presenters, with a bit of 21st Century chick-flick (remember those?) tacked on to bolster the box office grosses. Sadly it didn’t connect with audiences and it grossed just $60 million globally. A shame.
It’s worth seeking out – check out the trailer: