Earlier this month, MTV caught up with Harrison Ford to discuss a few of his upcoming projects -- and he confirmed that he was attached to "Morning Glory," a comedy directed by Roger Mitchell, written by Aline Brosh McKenna ("The Devil Wears Prada") and produced by J.J. Abrams. Ford's participation has been reaffirmed by Variety, and now he has Rachel McAdams for a leading lady.
McAdams will play an aspiring news producer who tries to save a failing morning show by gaining control of its feuding news anchors. Ford will play one of those talking heads, an egotistical and iconic newsanchor. There's shades of Ron Burgundy here, as his co-anchor and rival will be female.
Ford doesn't have many comedies to his name -- and his past attempts, like "Hollywood Homicide" and "Six Days, Seven Nights" have been critical and box office failures. But he has a flair for dry comedy -- look at Han Solo or Indiana Jones for proof.
Even dramas like "Witness" showed off his witty timing. It's a shame he has never gotten to do a really solid comedy, so let's hope "Glory" will be that script for him. A well-written comedy would be just the thing to perk up his career, and might encourage studios to send him something big and unusual instead of the usual action films.
MTV readers, are you eager to see Ford in a comedy? Or should he stick to drama and action, and leave the comedic roles to someone else?