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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

December 15, 2014 at 9:52 AM

New ‘Almost Famous’-ish Showtime series for Cameron Crowe

This could be interesting: Filmmaker and former local Cameron Crowe (“Say Anything,” “Singles”) will write/direct the pilot episode of a Showtime series that sounds a lot like one of his most beloved movies, “Almost Famous.”  “Roadies,” which will shoot in Vancouver early in the new year, follows a successful rock band on the road, and is told through the eyes of the crew. And here’s the best part: Christina Hendricks, so perfect as Joan on “Mad Men,” will play the band’s production manager. (Will she be coolly competent to the point of superhero powers, like Joan?) Also in the cast: Luke Wilson as the tour manager, Imogen Poots as an electrical technician; Keisha Castle-Hughes (wow, where’s she been?) as a sound mixer, Peter Cambor as a guitar tech and Rafe Spall as a financial manager. Might be fun? Stay tuned.

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