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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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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