“More Bill effing Murray”. Really, that’s all I should need to say to get you guys to click on this new trailer for Rock the Kasbah, as the comic legend appears to be on top form in this great looking fact-based romp about a record producer desperately trying to save his career in the desert in Afghanistan. And if that’s not enough – because you apparently don’t trust good things – there’s also some Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride and Zooey Deschanel thrown in good measure!
Check it out below.
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) and a hair-trigger mercenary (Bruce Willis) and, braving dangerous cultural prejudices, manages his new protégée into becoming the “Afghan Star.”
Rock the Kasbah is helmed by veteran director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Wag the Dog, Sleepers) and is scheduled for international release on October 23. There’s no local release date though.
Last Updated: August 31, 2015