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New Bill Murray “ROCK THE KASBAH” Trailer and Poster—”Opportunity Rocks Where You Least Expect It”

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“Opportunity Knocks Where You Least Expect It.” Great tagline on the awesome new poster for Bill Murray’s ROCK THE KASBAH.

Open Road Films has also released the trailer for director Barry Levinson’s road comedy.  Starring with Bill Murray are Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan, Bruce Willis and Leem Lubany.


Scripted by Mitch Glazer (who also wrote the Murray holiday classic SCROOGED) the film tells the story of Richie Lanz, a rock manager who takes his act on the road. “Bill Murray and Barry Levinson are the perfect team to capture the lunacy, heartbreak and hope of this story. I’m ecstatic,”  Glazer told Deadline when the film was announced.

Comingsoon.net describes Richie as having “a golden ear and a taste for talent” but “has seen better times. When he takes his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel) on a USO tour of Afghanistan, she gets cold feet and leaves him penniless and without his passport in Kabul.”

“I’m royally screwed!” complains Richie.

“Welcome to Afghanistan,” replies the hotel manager.

Richie considers this. “Nice to be here.” MurrayBarWhile trying to find his way home, Richie befriends a band of misfits and discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice.

Against all odds, Richie will take his last shot at creating an unlikely superstar.

ROCK THE KASBAH hits the big screen October 23, 2015.

This image is not from the film, but it reminds us just how much Bill Murray enjoys music.

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You Had Me at Aloha: Rachel McAdams and Bradley Cooper Shine in Cameron Crowe Film, Plus Wisdom from Bill Murray

screen-shot-2015-02-11-at-9-02-20-pm-png-1Sony has just released a new clip from the upcoming Cameron Crowe film ALOHA. Could this be a return to form for the director of JERRY MAGUIRE, ALMOST FAMOUS, and SAY ANYTHING ? This scene suggests the answer is yes.

In ALOHA, a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs – the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii – and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. Written and directed by Cameron Crowe, and produced by Scott Rudin, ALOHA also stars Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin.

screen-shot-2015-02-11-at-9-04-00-pm-pngMurray dispenses wisdom in the first trailer for the film: “The future isn’t just something that happens. It’s a brutal force., with a great sense of humor, that’ll steamroll you if you’re not watching.”

The song in the trailer is an instrumental version of ROCKS by Imagine Dragons. This song is not on the soundtrack, but there are a number of familiar names on the album, including  indie and classic acts such as Beck, David Crosby, Fleetwood Mac, Kurt Vile, The Blue Nile, Radical Face, The Tallest Man On Earth. and Jónsi & Alex.

The marketing tagline for the picture is “Sometimes you have to say goodbye before you can say hello.” Here’s the poster:

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Bill Murray + Willis/LaBeouf/Deschanel/Hudson/McBride = ROCK THE KASBAH

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Image: Geek Tyrant

Bill Murray and director Barry Levinson have announced additions to the cast of the comedy ROCK THE KASBAH. THR reports that Bruce Willis, Shia LaBeouf, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson and Danny McBride are set to join Murray, who stars as “a has-been rock manager who takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan. When Richie finds himself in Kabul, abandoned, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice and manages her through Afghanistan’s version of American Idol, the wildly popular Afghan Star.

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Image: JoBlo

‘I couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect team of comic actors to round out this wickedly funny and heartfelt film,’ Levinson said.” The screenplay is by Mitch Glazer, who also wrote Murray’s holiday comedy SCROOGED.

Murray and Willis previously appeared together in MOONRISE KINGDOM. Screen-Shot-2014-01-20-at-1.45.38-AM

Image: The Film Stage