Collider’s Steve Weintraub recently learned from Reese Witherspoon at a press event for DreamWorks Monsters vs. Aliens that Cameron Crowe‘s somewhat curious-sounding next film, a Scott Rudin production in which RW was to costar with Ben Stiller for Columbia Pictures, has been “postponed.” She didn’t say the Crowe movie has been jettisoned, but “postponed” sounds a little more ominous than “delayed.” To me anyway.

Last summer Crowe’s script was described on as “a tropical romantic adventure comedy with light sci-fi and heavy supernatural aspects,” so it sounds like someone (i.e., Amy Pascal) has gotten cold feet on the project.

Witherspoon said she’s now “actually in James L. Brooks‘ next movie so we’re going to start that in the Spring.”