It may have something to do with the fact that I’ve recently watched both Knocked Up and a marathon of How I Met Your Mother, but everything feels like it revolves around struggling broadcast journalists and/or producers these days. Local television morning show producer is the new executive assistant. And based on this trailer for the J.J. Abrams produced comedy Morning Glory, that assessment might be right on. Rachel McAdams plays a fresh producer on a morning show who hires a wild card host (Harrison Ford) who causes her nothing but problems. The vibe is very Devil Wears Prada (which makes sense — as this is also written by Aline Brosh McKenna), except instead of Meryl Streep personifying evil, we have Indiana Jones playing a jackass morning show host. Looks fun, sort of.
Check out the new trailer and the film’s official synopsis for yourself below. The film also stars Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson and Jeff Goldblum. It’s directed by Roger Michell, who also directed the excellent Peter O’Toole led film Venus.
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.
You can also watch the trailer in high definition at Apple.com. Morning Glory is due in theaters November 12, 2010.