Paramount Pictures based production outfit Bad Robot isn’t known for romance. The company, headed by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, has carved a comfortable niche in the entertainment industry for itself as a prolific purveyor of action and science fiction, with genre hits in film and television like Lost, Cloverfield, Alias, Fringe and Star Trek under its belt. Of course, you can’t have all your eggs in one basket, so the company has begun to branch out with Morning Glory, a romantic comedy about a hotshot television producer tasked with the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program despite the constant feuding of its high-profile anchors. Needless to say, the film, directed by Notting Hill’s Roger Michell, is a bit of a departure for Abrams and co.
It’s also a bit of a departure for star Harrison Ford, who plays egocentric curmudgeon Mike Pomeroy in the November 12th release. The last comedy that Ford worked on was 2003’s Hollywood Homicide, and that was funny for all the wrong reasons. On the flipside, the last time he took on a “romantic” role was in 1999’s Random Hearts, so longtime fans like myself are anxious to see his suave side and sly smile on the big screen once again. And is there any better way for Ford to get back in touch with his inner heartthrob than doing it alongside Diane Keaton and Rachel McAdams? I think not.
So to get you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, we’re exclusively debuting the character posters for Paramount Pictures Morning Glory! Check out Ford, Keaton and McAdams in character as Pomeroy, Colleen Peck and Becky Fuller, respectively, and be sure to see Morning Glory when it hits theaters on November 12th!
Check out the posters below or click for high resolution versions.