Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Bruce Willis & Shia LaBeouf Set for ROCK THE KASBAH with Bill Murray
Barry Levinson has enlisted a slew of all-star talent for his upcoming film ROCK THE KASBAH.
According to Deadline, Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Bruce Willis and Shia LaBeouf have all signed on to join Bill Murray in the film from QED, set to be directed by Levinson.
The film, written by SCROOGED's Mitch Glazer, is officially billed as: "the story of a burned-out music manager (Murray) 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."
Bill Block of QED will produce along with Venture Forth and Shangri-La Entertainment. The film will be formally introducted at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Deschanel's film credits include Mumford, Almost Famous, Elf, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Failure to Launch, Bridge to Terabithia, The Happening, Yes Man and (500) Days of Summer. Deschanel is also a musician and has released the albums Volume One and Volume Two for She & Him. She currently stars in Fox's New Girl.
Hudson received an Academy Award nomination and won a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Penny Lane in Cameron Crowe's acclaimed film "Almost Famous." She also starred in "Nine," for which she received a SAG Award nomination, "Something Borrowed," "The Killer Inside Me," " Bride Wars," "Fool's Gold," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "You, Me and Dupree," "Alex & Emma," "Le Divorce," "Raising Helen," "Skeleton Key," "The Four Feathers," "Dr. T & the Women," " Gossip," "Desert Blue" and "200 Cigarettes." Hudson made her debut as a writer and director with the short film "Cutlass," part of the Glamour Reel Moments program.
LaBeouf began his career in the Disney Channel series Even Stevens, for which he received a Daytime Emmy Award, and with his film debut in Holes (2003), based on the novel of the same name by Louis Sachar. In 2004, he made his directorial debut with the short film Let's Love Hate and later directed and shot the music video for "I Never Knew You" by rapper Cage.
In 2007, LaBeouf starred as the lead in the commercially successful films, Disturbia, Transformers and Surf's Up. His other films include Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008),Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011). He will next be seen on the big screen in Lars von Trier "Nymphomaniac," and recently wrapped "Fury."