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Cameron Crowe's objections kill 'Say Anything' TV series

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Published Oct. 7, 2014

God bless you, Cameron Crowe. Lloyd Dobler, Diane Court and I all want to give you a big hug. You single-handedly killed NBC's deal for a TV series based on your 1989 classic Say Anything.

"Regarding the announcement of a 'Say Anything' tv show… @JohnCusack, @IoneSkye1 and I have no involvement… except in trying to stop it," Cameron tweeted to his followers.

John Cusack wasn't silent on the idea either, tweeting "Hell no!!" when asked if he was involved in the series.

According to, studios are allowed to "exploit" titles in their libraries without the filmmaker's consent. But according to Deadline, the prospective show's producer, Aaron Kaplan, didn't know about Crowe's objections until Monday. The plug was officially pulled Tuesday.

"Set in present day, the Say Anything series picks up ten years later," Deadline wrote. "Lloyd has long since been dumped by Diane and life hasn't exactly turned out like he thought. But when Diane surprisingly returns home, Lloyd is inspired to 'dare to be great' once again, get Diane back and reboot his life."

Yeah. No wonder Crowe and Cusack objected. That sounds pitiful.