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Bill Murray will be teaming up with Rain Man and Good Morning, Vietnam director Barry Levinson for Rock the Kasbah, a comedy, from Scrooged writer Mitch Glazer’s screenplay. The film is to be introduced to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), and is being billed by Qed International as “the story of 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.”

The film will be produced by Qed’s Bill Block, Venture Forth’s Jacob Pechenik and Shangri-La Entertainment’s Steve Bing, and Block goes on to say that “(Murray and Levinson are) the perfect team to capture the lunacy, »

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