Mel Gibson’s racist rants may have essentially scuppered his career, but it appears Alec Baldwin isn’t going to be too badly affected by his recent homophobic tirade, where he lashed out at a gay journalist who’d said Baldwin’s wife was tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral. But then, his screaming that his daughter was a ‘thoughtless little pig’ was barely a blip either.
Now he’s in the process of booking a new role, as Deadline reports that he’s in talks to join Cameron Crowe’s currently untitled next movie. Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams and Danny McBride are all signed up for the movie, which is about a defence contractor (Bradley Cooper) who is in Hawaii to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite. However, he ends up falling for an Air Force pilot (Emma Stone) while they work together to sabotage the launch. The story also features a talking computer and supernatural island forces, so there’s a bit of everything thrown in there.
The movie was previously in the works under the name Deep Tiki back in 2008 with Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon attached. It’s since been reworked and will be going into production soon.