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HBO grabs rights to Cameron Crowe’s documentary THE UNION

John Mulhern

by: John Mulhern
June 7th, 2011

Cameron Crowe

It's no surprise that one of the biggest influences on Cameron Crowe's career is most definitely music. ALMOST FAMOUS especially exemplifies his love for (and past with) music, and in all of his films, music is a driving force. Needless to say, if it is a Crowe movie, I expect to hear some great music.

Now we will soon get his next more musically-driven project, as HBO is planning on bringing a work of Crowe's, a documentary called THE UNION, to their channel. THE UNION follows legendary singer/songwriter Elton John as he makes a collaborative album with one of his idols, Leon Russell. Crowe follows the album throughout its entire production, including the never-before-examined recording process of Elton John. Crowe began filming in 2009.

Elton John was pleased with the selection of HBO for the film, saying “I’m a great fan of HBO and their extraordinary programming, so I’m particularly thrilled that they will be airing THE UNION."

Elton John is a favorite of mine, so it will be very cool to see what it is like behind the curtains of one of his works. The fact that Crowe directed the film only makes it even better.

THE UNION will debut on HBO in January 2012.

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