Open Road Films picks up “Rock the Kasbah” Bill Murray comedy

Open Road Films picks up “Rock the Kasbah” Bill Murray comedy

PanARMENIAN.Net - Open Road Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Bill Murray-Shia LaBeouf comedy “Rock the Kasbah”, The Wrap reported.

Murray and LeBeouf are joined by Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride and Zooey Deschanel in the film, which is written by Mitch Glazer and directed by Barry Levinson.

“Rock the Kasbah” follows Richie Vance, a has-been rock manager who takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan. When Richie finds himself in Kabul, abandoned, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice and manages her through Afghanistan’s version of “American Idol.”

QED’s Bill Block, Venture Forth’s Jacob Pechenik, Shangri-La Entertainment’s Steve Bing and Mitch Glazer will produce. Brian Grazer and Tom Freston are executive producers. Production is to begin in June.

Related links:
 Top stories
The first film, “I Left My Shoes in Istanbul,” closely follows the journey of a Lebanese-Armenian modernist poet.
Over the past two years, “Orphans of the Genocide” has been broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, reaching over 12 million viewers.
The other exhibition, Arshile Gorky and the Collection is at the Foundation’s Modern Art Centre, and runs until May 31, 2015.
Fittingly, Narek Hakhnazaryan performs Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme in this debut tour with the NZSO.
Partner news
Aznavour: The Legend Returns

“The voice of a seemingly extinct volcano which sings to your heart, rather than ears..is heard throughout the world,” Aznavour’s biographer Yves Salgues wrote.