“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.
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.