Bill Murray Could Star In St. Vincent De Van Nuys
Unless the director's name is "Wes Anderson," it's difficult to get Bill Murray to sign on to a movie, let alone read a script. The actor obviously stays active, but he is notoriously picky and hard to get a hold of (hence why this rumor about Murray and the Ghostbusters III script was so believable). That said, apparently he found something very special in a new project
According to Variety, Murray is now in talks to star the film St. Vincent De Van Nuys. Written by Theodore Melfi, the script was featured on the 2011 Black List (an annual list of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood). The trade says that the script tied in votes with Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, one of the fall's most anticipated movies, on the list.
The dramedy is described as a coming-of-age tale about a 12-year-old who watches his parents go through a divorce. During this time he befriends and gets to know his next door neighbor, an elderly man who is a "war veteran whose life mainly consists of drinking, gambling and prostitute." As spend more time together the younger begins to see the elder as a mentor. For a while it was rumored that Jack Nicholson would play the part that Murray is in talks for.
Murray will be hunting for an Academy Award this fall with Hyde Park on Hudson. Directed by Roger Mitchell, that film is scheduled to be released on December 7th and will be making its debut at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
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