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Movie News: First Look at Bill Murray in 'Rock the Kasbah'; Jamie Foxx May Play Mike Tyson

12 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Rock the Kasbah: Via social media, Zooey Deschanel shared the first photo from the upcoming Rock the Kasbah, featuring herself along with castmates Bill Murray, Danny McBride, Bruce Willis and Scott Caan. Murray stars as a down-on-his-luck rock-music manager who makes a startling discovery in the wilds of Afghanistan; Barry Levinson directed. [Twitter via Deadline]   Mike Tyson: Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) will portray Mike Tyson in a film version of his life, says the former world-champion boxer, who also claimed that Martin Scorsese would be involved. Tyson stated that CGI would be used so the 46-year-old could portray Tyson as a young man. A later trade report confirmed that Foxx is indeed attached to the project, which will be written by Terence Winter...

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Zooey Deschanel Tweets Star Studded Set Photo From 'Rock The Kasbah'

30 July 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The 'New Girl' star poses with Billy Murray, Bruce Willis and others on the set of her upcoming comedy.

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel found herself in good company when she tweeted out a photo of her cast-mates on set of the upcoming comedy Rock The Kasbah after they had wrapped shooting.

Deschanel, Bill Murray, Danny McBride, Bruce Willis and Scott Caan in what looks like the coolest bar in the world stand round smiling for the pic, which the 34-year-old actress captioned, "Just wrapped Rock the Kasbah with all of these crazy dudes! You might recognize them."

Just wrapped “Rock the Kasbah” with all of these crazy dudes! You might recognize them… ;) pic.twitter.com/xvQfOIDHn2

— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) July 30, 2014

The film stars Murray of Richie Vance, a washed up music manager who takes his very last client on the Uso tour to Afghanistan. Eventually, Richie finds himself lost in a small Afghan town with »

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Zooey Deschanel Tweets 'Rock the Kasbah' Cast Photo as Shooting Wraps

30 July 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel spent her summer hiatus from the hit Fox series by shooting a new comedy entitled Rock the Kasbah, which recently wrapped production. To commemorate the end of her shoot, Zooey Deschanel sent out a new photo from the set to her Twitter followers, where she is seen alongside Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Danny McBride and Scott Caan. Take a look at the photo, then read on for more details about this comedy.

Just wrapped “Rock the Kasbah” with all of these crazy dudes! You might recognize them… ;) pic.twitter.com/xvQfOIDHn2

— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) July 30, 2014

The story centers on a downtrodden music producer who finds himself stranded in Kabul, Afghanistan after a Uso tour gone awry. He finds a young girl with an incredible voice, who he leads through the Afghan version of American Idol. We reported back in February that Open Road Films signed on to distribute the comedy. »

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Zooey Deschanel Poses With Bill Murray to Celebrate Wrapping ‘Rock the Kasbah’ (Photo)

30 July 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Barry Levinson‘s next comedy, “Rock the Kasbah” has an all-star lineup, and Zooey Deschanel showed most them off while celebrating the end of production. The “New Girl” star posed with Bill Murray, Danny McBride, Bruce Willis and Scott Caan in a picture she posted to Twitter on Wednesday. See photo: Bill Murray Crashed a Couple's Engagement Pictures, Thereby Blessing Their Marriage Murray takes the lead in “Kasbah” as a music manager who goes on the Uso tour to Afghanistan with his last remaining client, and then finds himself abandoned in the foreign country without a passport. While trying to navigate the miserable situation, »

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Zooey Deschanel Tweets 'Rock the Kasbah' Set Photo with Bill Murray

30 July 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Late last fall, we got word that Bill Murray would be teaming up with Rain Man and The Natural director Barry Levinson for a film called Rock the Kasbah. The film stars Murray as a burned out music manager who goes to Afghanistan on the Uso tour with his last remaining client. But when he finds himself abandoned, broke and without a passport, he finds a young girl with a remarkable voice and stows her away back to Kabul for a chance to compete on "Afghan Star," which is the equivalent of "American Idol" in Afghanistan (there's actually a great feature documentary about the show you should watch). Now a first look photo from the end of production has emerged thanks to co-star Zooey Deschanel on Twitter. Look! Here's Zooey Deschanel's photo from the end of production Rock the Kasbah from Twitter: Just wrapped “Rock the Kasbah” with all of these crazy dudes! »

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First Rock The Kasbah Image From The Film’s Set Shows Off All-Star cast

30 July 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

It looks like we now have our first image from the set of director Barry Levinson’s new movie Rock the Kasbah.  In the film Bill Murray stars a music manager who goes on the Uso tour to Afghanistan with his last remaining client.  Once there, “he finds himself abandoned, penniless and without his passport and 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.” Rock the Kasbah also stars Kate Hudson, Bruce Willis, Danny McBride, Zooey Deschanel and Scott CaanMitch Glazer (The Recruit) wrote the script.  I really like the idea of a $20 Million budget comedy with an original scenario and a cast like that.  It feels like the kind of mid-budget comedies Hollywood made up until 2008 or so.  It’s sort of a shame »

- Evan Dickson

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Emmys: Quirky Is the New Black

30 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In much the same way that dramas like AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and HBO’s “The Sopranos” made flawed antiheroes easy to root for, a new wave of comedy is putting the oddball front and center. Instead of Jerry Seinfeld playing the straight man to his quirky friends or Michael Bluth watching his family unravel around him, characters like Zooey Deschanel’s Jess on Fox’s “New Girl” and Lena Dunham’s Hannah on HBO’s “Girls” celebrate their eccentricities.

The quirky lead has been a part of TV since “I Love Lucy” took home an Emmy in 1952, according to John Leverence, senior veep of awards at the TV Academy. He cites “The Jack Benny Show,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” and more recently, “Cheers” and “Frasier” as good examples of shows with off-kilter personalities at their core.

However, it’s just been in the past decade or so that »

- Christy Grosz

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Zooey Deschanel Tweets First Photo From ‘Rock The Kasbah’ Set

30 July 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Zooey Deschanel just tweeted this photo from the set of Bill Murray-starrer, Barry Levinson-directed Rock The Kasbah. Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Scott Caan and Danny McBride also star in the pic about a a down-on-his-luck rock manager who takes his last remaining client on a Uso tour of Afghanistan. After finding himself abandoned in Kabul, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young village girl with an extraordinary voice and manages her through Afghanistan’s version of American Idol, the wildly popular Afghan Star. Do you recognize these dudes? Just wrapped “Rock the Kasbah” with all of these crazy dudes! […] »

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PopWatch Confessional: I tried to play 'New Girl's fake drinking game

29 July 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

First, a reminder: You are not Zooey Deschanel. There are things Zooey Deschanel can get away with doing that you will never be able to get away with. One of those things is playing New Girl’s fictional drinking game, True American.

True American is perhaps the pinnacle of absurd in-sitcom group games. That’s an area with surprisingly stiff competition—from Friends’ apartment bet to Cougar Town’s Penny Can to Parks and Recreation’s Cones of Dunshire. But New Girl has managed to win out, mostly because it’s returned to the game in no less than three different episodes, »

- Jackson McHenry

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'The Longest Week' Trailer: Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde's Secret Romance (Video)

29 July 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde fall in love and move in together during a whirlwind seven-day span in rom-com The Longest Week.  Photos Inside THR's Comedy Actress Roundtable With Taylor Schilling, Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling Bateman plays aspiring novelist Conrad, who is still mooching off his wealthy parents' dime until they cut him off. Conrad's brother introduces him to Beatrice (Wilde), leading to a competition between the two brothers for Beatrice's affections.  In a memorable scene, Conrad regrettably decides to choose a rooftop setting to tell his brother that he's sleeping with Beatrice, and a physical altercation

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- Ryan Gajewski

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See the 'New Girl' gang reunited in season 4 promo art

29 July 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Who’s that girl? It’s… an Idiot.

That’s according to New Girl’s season 4 imagery. EW can exclusively reveal the first one-sheet for the Fox comedy, which finds Jess (Zooey Deschanel) in fine company, including—but not limited to—her ex-boyfriend/roomfriend Nick (Jake Johnson). After enduring a post-breakup couples cruise and deciding to put a pin in their romantic relationship in the season-three finale, the roomfriends are set to navigate the choppy waters of cohabitation when the show returns this fall.

“Roommates. Lovers. Idiots.” This verbiage does beg a few questions: Does deeming Nick and Jess “idiots” serve as a judgment? »

- Lanford Beard

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Jessica Biel and Zooey Deschanel to Battle Over Veep Star on New Girl

28 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Hottest. Wedding. Ever. Veep's Reid Scott is set to guest star in the season-four premiere of Fox's hit sitcom, E! News has learned. And he'll be the object of leading lady Zooey Deschanel and guest star Jessica Biel's affection.  Scott, who plays the ambitious go-getter Dan Egan alongside Julia Louis-Drefyus on HBO's critically acclaimed comedy, is set to play the charming and nice Ted, the guy Jess (Deschanel) and Kat (Biel) will battle it out over when they all attend the same wedding. (Um, can we please crash these nuptials?) It was recently announced that Biel would be making her first TV appearance since 7th Heaven on New Girl as Kat, the hottest scientist in the world, who »

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'Veep' Star Heads to 'New Girl'

28 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

New Girl's season-premiere love triangle is complete. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Veep star Reid Scott will appear on the Fox comedy for its upcoming fourth season, playing a wedding guest and the object of Jess' (Zooey Deschanel) affection at a wedding. News of Scott's addition goes hand-in-hand with Jessica Biel's gig on the Sept. 16 season premiere. He'll play Ted, the charming man who inspires some not-so-friendly competition between Jess and Kat (Biel), "the hottest scientist in the world." In addition to his role as

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- Michael O'Connell

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Love According to 21st Century Movies

27 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Love is a many-splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!” so says Ewan McGregor in Baz Luhrmann’s classic romantic tragedy, Moulin Rouge!

It’s a thought that has persisted in cinema for well over a century. Love is what motivates characters; it’s a dream they want to realize, a reality they have to face, the content of their musings in their nightly diary entries.

Decades of cinema have seen the nature of other genres completely overturned. More and more, horrors are gearing towards high-concept supernatural thrillers over human killers; comedies are willing to get raunchier, with a whole lot more swearing; action movies are only too eager to show off brutal set-pieces; and comic book movies and sci-fi films have the effects capable of making the unreal real.

But romance? How much has that changed? And how much do we really want it to? »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Jessica Biel Joins New Girl

23 July 2014 8:13 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Jessica Biel will be making a short return to TV this fall. She has landed a small role on Fox’s New Girl. She will be on the season premier of the show as Zooey Deschanel’s Jess enemy. Her character named Kat, who is the resident “hot” scientist who is running up against the awkward Jess for the same guy. We’re not sure if this will be a one time role for Jessica, but we hope to see more of their drama between the two through out the 4th season.

We are not sure how we feel about her joining the show in that role. She is talented, but it would be nice to see her play a different kind of a role. I think it would do her some good and maybe repair the rut she has put herself in. As for her going up against Zooey, »

- Sarah Peel

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Jessica Biel to Guest Star in ‘New Girl’ Season Premiere

23 July 2014 4:49 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jessica Biel is heading back to TV for “New Girl.”

The actress will guest star in the season four premiere of the Fox comedy, Variety has confirmed. It will premiere on Sept. 16. Biel’s currently only booked for one episode.

Biel will play Kat, “the hottest scientist in the world.” She’ll compete with Jess (Zooey Deschanel) when they both eye the same cute guy at a wedding.

Biel rose to stardom on TV, starring in the first seven seasons of “7th Heaven,” but has focused on film in recent years. She can next be seen in “Shiva and May.”

Production on season four of “New Girl” begins on Aug. 4. Biel is repped by CAA.

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Jessica Biel to guest on 'New Girl'

23 July 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The next time you see Jessica Biel on TV, she will be facing off with Zooey Deschanel.

The 7th Heaven vet and wife of Justin Timberlake has signed on to guest star in the season premiere of New Girl, EW has confirmed. In the episode, Jess (Deschanel) & Co. attend the last wedding of the summer season and make a bet to see which of them can get lucky. When Jess sets her sights on a cute guy (who has not yet been cast), she soon finds herself vying with a stunning, super-smart scientist (Biel) for his affections.

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- Dan Snierson

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Jessica Biel Cast on Fox's ‘New Girl’

23 July 2014 3:43 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jessica Biel is coming to Fox's “New Girl” as “the hottest scientist in the world,” TheWrap has learned. The stint is just for one episode, the Season 4 premiere. Also read: ‘Gotham’ Creator on Why Batman Would Spell the End of the Show Here's Fox's full description of this fall's first half-hour: “It's the last wedding of the season, and the gang challenges each other to see if each of them can get lucky at the big event. Jess (Zooey Deschanel) sets her sights on a cute guy at the wedding — only to be taken on by Kat (Biel), the hottest scientist in. »

- Tony Maglio

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Jessica Biel Is Coming to New Girl!

23 July 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sayonara, adorkable! Hello, sexay! Jessica Biel is coming to Fox's New Girl, guest starring as the "hottest scientist in the world," E! News has confirmed. The lucky Mrs. Justin Timberlake, who last appeared on TV when she was on 7th Heaven, will play an obstacle in Jess' (Zooey Deschanel) mission to get lucky at a wedding. That's right. Jess and Nick aren't getting back together any time soon! But there is hope, according to boss Liz Meriweather. "I love them together and I don't think it's it for them at all," she told reporters earlier this week. "I've never been in a good relationship … I just found that it's been easier for me to write »

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New Girl Scoop: Jessica Biel Cast as Jess' New Nemesis

23 July 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Jessica Biel is (briefly) returning to her TV roots this fall via a guest stint on New Girl, TVLine has learned.

Related New Girl Promotes [Spoiler] to Series Regular

The 7th Heaven alum will appear in the Fox comedy’s Season 4 premiere as Kat, the hottest scientist in the world who ends up competing with Zooey Deschanel’s Jess over a cute guy.

The setup of the Sept. 16 opener: The gang challenges each other to see who can get lucky at the last wedding of the season. The guy Jess sets her sights is the same dude Kat is eyeing.

 

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