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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 protég »
In Barry Levinson's Rock the Kasbah, Bill Murray plays a cantankerous, on-the-outs record producer who insists he's still got it. (He doesn't.) It's sort of a play on his 1970s SNL character Jerry Aldini. Murray accidentally becomes a talent scout for Afghanistan's version of American Idol and goes on one of those wacky trips during which he experiences zany antics and eventually an epiphany. The movie also features Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, and Bruce Willis. No word yet if the shareef don't like it.Murray also appeared in Darlene Love's new video for "Forbidden Nights." The legendary wall-of-sound singer has a new album, Introducing Darlene Love, coming out in September. It features Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Webb, Linda Perry, and Steven Van Zandt. The video also features appearances by Springsteen, Costello, Van Zandt, Joan Jett, David Letterman, and Paul Shaffer. It's a pretty spectacular video. »
- Greg Cwik
A new trailer has arrived online for director Barry Levinson’s upcoming comedy Rock the Kasbah which sees Bill Murray lead a cast that includes Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan and Bruce Willis. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
A has-been rock manager from Van Nuys, California stumbles upon a once-in-a-lifetime voice in a remote Afghan cave in Rock the Kasbah, a dramatic comedy 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 »
- Gary Collinson
Read More: Watch: Bill Murray is Ditched By Zooey Deschanel in 'Rock the Kasbah' Trailer Bill Murray's new film, "Rock the Kasbah," has dropped a second trailer, delving a little deeper into the stumbling antics of a down-on-his-luck talent scout and his quest to turn a Pashtun teenager into the next "Afghan Star." Murray plays has-been rock manager Richie Lanz, who travels to Kabul with his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel) but finds himself dumped and stranded in a foreign country when she skips out on him. Richie soon discovers an incredibly talented local teenager with the audacious dream of becoming the first woman to compete on national television in Afghanistan’s version of "American Idol." Richie teams with a street smart hooker (Kate Hudson), two raucous war profiteers (Danny McBride and Scott Caan) and a trigger-friendly mercenary (Bruce Willis) to face dangerous cultural prejudices in managing his new. »
- Jessica Cariaga
Everybody loves Bill Murray, but even his immense charm couldn't save the disastrous reception to Cameron Crowe's "Aloha" earlier this year. There isn't much buzz around "Rock The Kasbah" at the moment either, but maybe this new trailer will turn things around? Read More: Interview: Barry Levinson Talks Going The Horror Route With Eco-Thriller 'The Bay' Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan, Leem Lubany, Arian Moayed and Bruce Willis join Murray in Barry Levinson's latest film, apparently inspired by real events, about washed up music manager who discovers the next big thing in Kabul. Here's the official synopsis: A has-been rock manager from Van Nuys, California stumbles upon a once-in-a-lifetime voice in a remote Afghan cave in Rock the Kasbah, a dramatic comedy 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. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With over 40 films under his belt, Jack Black has quite the resume.
He made his film debut as a political groupie in 1992's "Bob Roberts." He was also Sean Penn's brother in "Dead Man Walking," the head of "The Nasties" in "The Neverending Story III," and target practice for Bruce Willis in "The Jackal."
But none of those roles made a mark: It's his wild child rock persona we loved in "School of Rock" and "High Fidelity," not to mention his teddy-bear soft side in "The Holiday" and the movies that prove he can more than hold his own as a dramatic actor. (Insert off-color joke here.)
In honor of Black's birthday, raise your goblet of rock to toast his 17 best movie roles. »
- Phil Pirrello
The actor had apparently forgotten to check his schedule before shooting on the untitled film began, and Allen will now recast the role to keep production on his movie running to time.
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
How many foreign lives does it take to save a white American family? Thanks to the new chase-yarn, No Escape, we now have an answer. The guiltiest of guilty pleasures, director John Erick Dowdle has expertly crafted a taut action-thriller crammed with enough white privilege to make The Donald blush. Surprisingly, it’s the intense performance of Owen Wilson that might allow you to curb your conscience and go along for the ride. It’s undeniably fun… if you don’t think about it too much.
Watching No Escape is a decidedly schizophrenic experience. On the one hand, John Erick Dowdle and his brother, Drew, have written an earnest script that takes its peril very seriously. All of the primary characters (who just happen to be Westerners) are constructed with the utmost care; giving each »
- J.R. Kinnard
Or more to the point, not working with Bruce Willis. Garman's role in the film was ultimately cut, as a result of, er, 'someone' deciding that certain scenes in the film didn't need to be shot. Obviously, only one side of the story has been put forward, but it sounds eerily family to those who have followed stories of Willis in recent times. The podcast - the 21st August edition - can be found here.
Willis was one of the cast members for the Irrational Man director’s new film, which features American Ultra co-stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, as well as Blake Lively (The Age of Adeline), Parker Posey (Irrational Man), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Corey Stoll (Ant-Man). Allen is said to in the process of recasting the role so that the production can continue.
The Die Hard star has had to depart due to a scheduling clash with his upcoming role on Broadway in an adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery. Willis had actually started shooting the film, which has led to some rumours of a dispute leading to his exit.
- Scott J. Davis
Bruce Willis has exited the Woody Allen film he was attached to and reports indicate that the prolific director may have fired him. There are some conflicting messages. Deadline initially reported that Willis left the film due to a scheduling conflict with his Broadway adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery. However, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider tweeted that Willis was in fact fired. As Vulture points out, the actor was seen on set yesterday, in front of a camera, in costume, and by all appearances working with Jesse Eisenberg. He’d likely have known if there was a a legitimate scheduling conflict ahead of the start of production. It’s unclear why Willis was fired -- if he was -- but in response to Sneider's initial tweet Tom O’Leary said, ”Yep. Fired. A friend is on the film. Bruce couldn't remember a line. Cue cards were no help. Cast were losing their minds. »
- Roth Cornet
Just a few weeks ago, the full ensemble cast of Woody Allen‘s untitled 2016 movie was revealed as production was close to beginning in Los Angeles and New York. But one of those cast members has suddenly departed the movie. Bruce Willis was named as being part of the movie along side the likes of […]
- Ethan Anderton
Even though photos of Bruce Willis appeared online yesterday from the set of Woody Allen‘s latest production, a new report now indicates he’s since left the film. What could have gone so disastrously wrong in less than 24 hours?
Deadline dropped the scoop citing the old scheduling conflicts as the reason for his sudden departure. In an unusual twist of events, Willis’ desire to collaborate with Allen was “hobbled” by his commitment to a Broadway adaptation of the Stephen King novel Misery. As the action muscle had only shot a few scenes, Allen now has sufficient time to recast the part and resume shooting.
By the size of it, this brief bump in the road won’t present too much of a hurdle for the prolific director. If anything, he’ll likely secure a replacement very soon as his starry ensembles have proven over recent years — everyone’s dying to work with him. »
- Gem Seddon
Bruce Willis has exited Woody Allen’s newest film, though the reasons why remain ambiguous. Deadline reported that Willis left due to a scheduling conflict, as he’s set to star in a Broadway adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery (he’s playing the writer, not the psychotic nurse), but we’re not sure we agree 100 percent with the site's police work: Willis was photographed on set yesterday, in costume, sitting in a car driven by Jesse Eisenberg, in front of a camera rig, doing what we can only assume is acting. Actors tend to notice scheduling conflicts before they begin filming. The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider* tweeted that Willis was fired, which wouldn't be unprecedented. Allen has swapped out actors before, most famously replacing Michael Keaton with Jeff Daniels in The Purple Rose of Cairo. Allen’s film, currently in production, features Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, »
- Greg Cwik
On set today, gone tomorrow — that seems to be what has happened with Bruce Willis and the new Woody Allen film currently in production, co-starring Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeannie Berlin, Corey Stoll, Anna Camp, Paul Schneider, and more. However, what actually happened is up for debate. According to Deadline, it was simply scheduling, as the actor is due to appear on Broadway in an adaptation of Stephen King's "Misery." However, something doesn't quite make sense with that story. Presumably, Willis would've known beforehand about his obligations elsewhere, and moreover, he was photographed on set yesterday shooting scenes from Allen's pictures. So what gives? Well, according to Jeff Sneider of The Wrap, he tweeted that Willis was actually fired from the movie, though the exact reason for his departure wasn't disclosed. But perhaps the real reason is somewhere in the middle? Though it hasn't happened in a long time, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Arnold Schwarzenegger ran into Woody Allen, and amazingly Woody survived -- since it was just at dinner ... but what an interesting dinner that would be. The video's a little strange ... we got Arnold and his Gf Heather Milligan walking into Madeo Monday night in West Hollywood, and literally 3 seconds later ... Woody and Soon-Yi cruised in behind them. Woody might have been hitting up Arnold to step in for Bruce Willis ... who just backed out of »
- TMZ Staff
Deadline reports that Allen's reps have confirmed the departure of Willis, saying the actor was "hobbled by his other plan to take the Broadway stage in the adaptation of the Stephen King bestseller and movie classic 'Misery'."
Because of this Allen will recast in time to keep the production on schedule. However, the fact that Willis has already been seen shooting scenes for the film and that any Broadway commitments would've been made well in advance means no-one is really believing the official line being spouted.
Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeannie Berlin, The Strain‘s Corey Stoll, Ken Stott Anna Camp, Stephen Kunken, Sari Lennick and Paul Schneider also star in the film which is due out next year. »
- Garth Franklin
Bruce Willis has withdrawn from Woody Allen's next movie due to conflicting commitments. The 60-year-old actor was one of the first performers to be cast in the star-studded movie from the acclaimed director, but it's turned out he won't be able to fulfill the part. Bruce - who was set to feature alongside the likes of Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg - has had to withdraw from the project on account of his plan to appear in a Broadway adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling novel 'Misery', Deadline reports. The news comes shortly after Kristen admitted auditioning for Woody's new movie was a ''stretch''. The 25-year-old actress - who's known for her appearances in the 'Twilight' franchise - said she found it particularly awkward having to audition for a part without having any prior knowledge of the character. She shared: ''It's weird, you're not supposed »
Just as Woody Allen's latest film was off to a running start, fate tries to handicap it from the start. Don't let the headline fool you into thinking that Bruce Willis is making a Cop Out sequel, however do let it suggest that he's indeed out of the untitled project that he'd recently signed onto. The reason being that as Willis was set to debut in his first Woody Allen film, another debut took precedent, that being his schedule as one of the stars of the Broadway adaptation of Stephen King's Misery. Deadline broke the skinny, detailing that the demands of the stage production set to start its preview run on October 22nd were great enough that the Die Hard actor had to bow out of his commitment to the Woody Allen picture. While it may seem like almost two months would be enough to fulfill a contractual obligation, »
Exclusive: Scratch Bruce Willis from the ensemble of Woody Allen’s new film. Willis was one of the first actors to be set, in a cast that features Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeannie Berlin, The Strain's Corey Stoll, Ken Stott Anna Camp, Stephen Kunken, Sari Lennick and Paul Schneider. Woody’s camp confirmed this development and that Willis’ plan to work with Allen was hobbled by his other plan to take the Broadway stage in the… »
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