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Bill Murray set to star as a music manager in Rock The Kasbah

Sep. 3, 2013by: Niki Stephens
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What's the last good movie you saw Bill Murray in? Be honest. We all like Bill Murray that's understood but did you see either HYDE PARK ON HUDSON or A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLIE SWAN III? Can't say the guy doesn't pick interesting projects. Remember PASSION PLAY? I know, you can't forget. We'll get to see him next in THE MONUMENTS OF MEN alongside George Clooney and Matt Damon. That certainly looks promising. There's also Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL on the horizon.

Murray recently signed on to star in ROCK THE KASBAH. Yeah with a K, not a C. The Clash song immediately started playing in your head didn't it? I can't get it out of mine since I read the initial article. All my chatter aside, Murray will reunite with screenwriter Mitch Glazer for the flick which tells the story of the actor as "a burned-out music manager who goes to Afghanistan on the USO tour with his last remaining client. When he finds himself abandoned, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice, who stows away with him back to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, The Afghan Star, Afghanistan’s equivalent of American Idol."

I like the idea of Murray playing a music manager. Think of the possibilities for the soundtrack as well. You have to put "Rock the Casbah" in it, right? How do we feel about Glazer as a writer though? I mean, you have to give him SCROOGED but what about PASSION PLAY? Not to mention that the rest of his resume is sort of "meh". That's just one person's opinion though. The update of GREAT EXPECTATIONS didn't suck either.

At least we're not talking about GHOSTBUSTERS 3 again.

Source: Deadline

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10:37PM on 09/03/2013

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Moonrise Kingdom from way back in the year 2012.

Also Get Low.

TLDR: I will not have Bill Murray be bad mouthed
Moonrise Kingdom from way back in the year 2012.

Also Get Low.

TLDR: I will not have Bill Murray be bad mouthed
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11:00PM on 09/03/2013
I liked Hyde Park On The Hudson, and Charles Swan wasn't nearly as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I still like Murray's work and let's not forget his cameo in Zombieland was one of the all time funniest movie cameos.
I liked Hyde Park On The Hudson, and Charles Swan wasn't nearly as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I still like Murray's work and let's not forget his cameo in Zombieland was one of the all time funniest movie cameos.
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11:40PM on 09/03/2013
Bill Murray is a singularity of pure unadulterated awesomeness. As such, I don't even care if he ever makes another movie. Just knowing such an amazing entity exists is reward enough.
Bill Murray is a singularity of pure unadulterated awesomeness. As such, I don't even care if he ever makes another movie. Just knowing such an amazing entity exists is reward enough.
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12:09AM on 09/04/2013
I don't get that first question. Bill Murray has had a better track-record than damn near every other comedic actor of his generation. And as was pointed out below, Moonrise Kingdom was just last year, even if his role wasn't all that big.

The premise here made me think of Lost in Translation, with maybe a hint of Slumdog Millionaire.
I don't get that first question. Bill Murray has had a better track-record than damn near every other comedic actor of his generation. And as was pointed out below, Moonrise Kingdom was just last year, even if his role wasn't all that big.

The premise here made me think of Lost in Translation, with maybe a hint of Slumdog Millionaire.
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12:27AM on 09/04/2013
Bill Murray is a genius. The man can do whatever he wants.
Bill Murray is a genius. The man can do whatever he wants.
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9:40AM on 09/04/2013
This sounds fantastic. But after reading that description, I don't know why, but I completely envisioned John Cusack in the lead. Just sounds like a role he'd play. But Murray will be great (isn't he always?).

I leave you with this: [link]
This sounds fantastic. But after reading that description, I don't know why, but I completely envisioned John Cusack in the lead. Just sounds like a role he'd play. But Murray will be great (isn't he always?).

I leave you with this: [link]
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11:24AM on 09/04/2013
Dynamite premise. Murray will make this work.
Dynamite premise. Murray will make this work.
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