Following the first trailer released back in June, Open Road Films, via Yahoo! Movies, has debuted the second trailer for their upcoming road adventure Rock the Kasbah. Bill Murray stars as rock manager Richie Lanz, who finds the best voice he's ever heard in the most unexpected of places: Afghanistan. This dramatic comedy is inspired by stranger-than-fiction, real-life events and directed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson.
Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), dumped and stranded in war-torn Kabul by his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel), discovers Salima Khan (Leem Lubany), a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice and the courageous dream of becoming the first woman to compete on national television in Afghanistan's version of American Idol. Richie partners with a savvy hooker (Kate Hudson), a pair of hard-partying war profiteers (Danny McBride and Scott Caan) and a hair-trigger mercenary (Bruce Willis) and, braving dangerous cultural prejudices, manages his new protégée into becoming the "Afghan Star." The supporting cast includes Yousuf Azami, Eugenia Kuzmina and Fahim Fazli.Read More
For several years, while Sony was developing their Ghostbusters reboot, it was believed that original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray would not appear in the movie. It appears that all has changed, with The Hollywood Reporter confirming that Bill Murray has arrived in Boston to shoot a cameo in the reboot. No details about his appearance were given, and it isn't known if he will portray Peter Venkman or a completely different character.
Last month, we reported that another original Ghostbusters star, Dan Aykroyd, will cameo as a New York City taxi driver, who picks up Kristen Wiig's character, Erin Gilbert. The scene reportedly features Dan Aykroyd saying the classic line "I ain't afraid of no ghost," with Gilbert replying, "That's a double negative! That means you are afraid of ghosts!" Since Dan Aykroyd isn't playing Ray Stantz, it seems unlikely that Bill Murray will portray Peter Venkman.Read More
Bill Murray has one crazy story to tell in the first trailer and poster for Open Road Films' Rock the Kasbah, arriving in theaters October 23. We haven't heard much about this project lately, aside from the photo Zooey Deschanel set out last year when production wrapped. This comedy reunites Bill Murray with Scrooged screenwriter Mitch Glazer.
Rock the Kasbah is the story of Richie Lanz, a rock manager with a golden ear and a taste for talent, who has seen better times. When he takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan, she gets cold feet and leaves him penniless and without his passport in Kabul. While 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.Read More
It isn't known what other "memorable moments" Jon Favreau will include from the original animated movie in his adaptation, but perhaps we'll learn more as production continues. Bill Murray is just a small part of this star-studded voice cast, that also includes Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Giancarlo Esposito as Akela, Christopher Walken as King Louie and Lupita Nyong'o as Rachka. Neel Sethi also stars as Mowgli, the only actor who will appear in live action.
Are you excited that The Bare Necessities will still be a part of this new version of The Jungle Book? Chime in with your thoughts below. In case it's been too long since you've seen the 1967 version The Jungle Book, you can CLICK HERE to check out a clip featuring The Bare Necessities song.Read More
After years of setbacks and delays, Sony Pictures is finally moving forward on a new Ghostbusters reboot, which will feature an all-female cast directed by Paul Feig. Our report from last week revealed that this new version will not tie in to the original franchise, which could, ironically, pave the way for original Ghostbusters star Bill Murray to return in a much smaller role.
Would you like to see Bill Murray have a cameo or minor role in Ghostbusters? Chime in with your thoughts below.Read More
http://movieweb.com/ghostbusters-3-bill-murray-female-cast/Over the weekend, while Bill Murray was promoting his upcoming dramedy St. Vincent at the Toronto International Film Festival, the original Ghostbuster was asked his thoughts on the idea of an all-girl Ghostbusting team for the impending Ghostbusters reboot. Not surprisingly, he was quite down with the idea. He even listed a number of potential female Ghostbusters that he wants to see strap on a proton pack.
His idea for the perfect cast included St. Vincent co-star Melissa McCarthy, Linda Cardellini, Emma Stone (whom he shared a memorable Ghostbusters moment with in Zombieland) and, of course, Kristen Wiig.Read More
This weekend, Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy hit the Toronto International Film Festival in support of their upcoming dramedy St. Vincent. And of course the subject of Ghostbusters 3 came up. Its been reported recently that Sony is considering an all-female cast. Not Surprisingly, Bill Murray is quite down with this idea.
What do you think of Bill Murray's casting ideas? Would you be down with his chosen quartet?Read More