'Rock The Kasbah' screenwriter Mitch Glazer introduces himself as a reporter for Crawdaddy! magazine (which he ran in the late 1970s) as he prepares to interview Bill Murray in character on the movie's set in Kabul, Afghanistan. Murray hilariously embodies the spirit of the music industry's fictional top manager; an unstable character who finds himself going off the rails despite making some of music's most iconic decisions from Slash's top hat to Madonna's stage moniker.
Sometimes, life can really take a turn when you least expect it. For one man, things about to go completely off the rails. Richie Lanz (Bill Murray) has been a tour manager for some of the greatest rock bands of all time, and his latest project is about to stir up something special. After becoming the tour manager for a young woman (Zooey Deschanel), he informs her that they are putting on a show in Afghanistan. Terrified, she runs away after they arrive, taking Lanz' wallet and passport with her. Now, stuck in Afghanistan, Lanz is forced to do what he can to find a way home, while doing what he can to enjoy the rocking lifestyle he has come to know and love along the way.
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Released in October, the film will see rock band manager Bill Murray get stranded in Kabul.
Directed by Barry Levinson (Sleepers, Bugsy, Good Morning Vietnam), it stars Murray, Hudson, Willis and Deschanel with a supporting cast of Danny McBride, Scott Caan, Leem Lubany, Fahim Fazli, Taylor Kinney, Beejan Land and Arian Moayed. It is scheduled to be released in US theaters on October 23rd.
Bruce Willis has reportedly signed up to star as a former CIA operative in upcoming thriller 'Extraction'.
Bruce Willis is to star in 'Extraction'.
The 'Die Hard' star has signed up to take on the lead role in the upcoming thriller directed by Steven C. Miller, Deadline reports.
The 59-year-old actor will play a former CIA operative whose wife has been murdered and whose son is following in his career footsteps.
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"All the world's a stage, and the men and women merely players". Or so thinks Simon Axler (Al Pacino), a washed up aged actor who struggles to distinguish real life from the stage. With no money and all but no dignity left, his agent is desperate to help him get a new job advertising. Then he meets Pegeen (Greta Gerwig), the daughter of a close friend. As his flirtation is returned, Simon is more than confused to discover that Pegeen is a lesbian. Through a web of hilarious deception, Simon is warned to stay away, yet his odd relationship with Pegeen blossoms into something both self-destructive and moving.
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The stage production was originally scheduled to premiere at San Francisco's Curran Theatre in 2012, before a Broadway run in 2013, but several setbacks stalled the plans.
Now, a premiere date has been set for December (14) at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.
Seems like the actor's retirement threat was an empty one
Shia LaBeouf’s antics over the past year have been attributed to a wider ideal: a performance art piece produced with the help of several other artists. Whether that’s true or not, the mercurial actor claimed he was retiring ‘from public life’ – a claim that has just been confirmed as boohocky with the announcement of his role in Rock The Kasbah. (Casbah? Some say K, some say C)
Shia LaBeouf doing some sort of work - proper work
LaBeouf – who made his name as a child-star in Even Stevens, and enjoyed a successful turn in Holes - will star alongside Bill Murray in Barry Levinson's Rock the Kasbah. Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride and Zooey Deschanel also share the screen. Brian Grazer and Tom Freston are stepping in to exec produce Kasbah, while QED International will be looking for buyers at Berlin's upcoming European Film Market.
Johnny Depp is to portray notorious gangster Whitey Bulger in 'Black Mass', a thriller to be directed by Barry Levinson.
Johnny Depp is to star in 'Black Mass'.
The 'Dark Shadows' actor will reteam with his 'Donnie Brasco' director Barry Levinson to portray notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in the forthcoming crime thriller, Deadline reports.
The movie takes its title from Dick Lehr and Gerald O'Neill's 2001 book 'Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob' and it promises a ''highly complex'' story examining an FBI scandal.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp Lands Black Mass Role
Johnny Depp will take on the role of the notorious Boston-based gangster Whitey Bulger in the upcoming film Black Mass, it was announced yesterday by the film's producers.
The project, which will be directed by Barry Levinson (who won an Oscar for directing Rain Man), will follow the life of one of America's most infamous organised crime barons and will be adapted from the book on Whitey's life, also called Black Mass, by Boston journalists Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill. Whitey rose through the ranks of Boston's criminal underworld before becoming an informant for the FBI in a bid to get rid of a gangster rival. He was eventually arrested in 2011.
The film is being produced by Cross Creek and will be distributed by Universal Studios, the statement (from Cross Creek) also said, with filming for the project getting under way in May this year. Prior to this, Depp will next be seen in the upcoming Disney reboot of the family western The Lone Ranger, in which he will play the Ranger's (played by Armie Hammer) Native American sidekick Tonto. The Lone Ranger will be released 3 July 2013 in the US and 9 August in the UK.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp To Star As Notorious Boston Gangster In 'Black Mass'
John Travolta is being sued for $2 million by a masseur who claims the Hollywood star sexually assaulted him in a room at the Beverly Hills Hotel. In court papers obtained by Reuters and filed on Friday (May 4, 2012), the unidentified man accused Travolta of rubbing his leg, touching his genitals and trying to initiate a sex act during a massage on January 16, 2012.
The masseur's lawyer says a victim of sexual assault is perfectly entitled to remain anonymous if he fears extreme embarrassment. The suit claims that the man was met at a street-side location, picked up and driven to the hotel where he was to be paid $200 per hour. Named as John Doe in the documents, the masseur accuses Travolta of assault, sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The actor's spokesman had already dismissed the claim as a "baseless lie", saying, "On the date when plaintiff claims John met him, John was not in California and it can be proved that he was on the East Coast.John intends to get this case thrown out and then he will sue the attorney and plaintiff for malicious prosecution".
Travolta, now 58, rose to fame with his classic movies 'Saturday Night Fever', 'Grease' and later 'Pulp Fiction'. He is about to begin work on Barry Levinson's crime-drama 'Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father', in which he plays mob boss John Gotti.
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