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Minchin will write the music and lyrics of the Groundhog Day musical, while Danny Rubin, who co-wrote the movie with Harold Ramis, will pen the stage show's book. Attached to direct is Matthew Warchus, who helmed Matilda: The Musical.
Described as a supernatural action comedy written and directed by Tony Leondis (Igor), the movie centers on a pair of ghosts named Moss (Seth Rogen) and Watts (Melissa McCarthy) who work for a top secret government agency that works to protect human beings from evil ghosts and their attempts to haunt the living.
It turns out Bill Murray is even better than we have collectively imagined. The comedian who has forged his own path in film and in fun has a reputation for committing only to projects that interest him, and it appears his passion to see those films made right far exceeds his interest in money.
Can we all just take a second to appreciate how wonderful it is to never have to worry about seeing Bill Murray in a movie like Larger Than Life again? I guess it’s technically possible but doubtful anytime soon. Since he’s already worked with directors such as George Clooney and Wes Anderson this year, I guess there’s no harm in him throwing a Cameron Crowe movie on the pile.
Based on a script by Mitch Glazer, who previously worked with Murray on the absolutely awful film Passion Play, the new movie tells the story of a "burned-out music manager" who flies off to the Middle East when his last remaining client signs up for the USO tour. After a series of events, the protagonist finds himself alone, broke and stranded in Afghanistan without a passport...
John McNaughton has said that another Wild Things film is in the works, and that he’s working on it with screenwriter Stephen Peters, who wrote the original film as well as Wild Things 2 and Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough. But forget about everything you’ve seen after the first one, because they want the new sequel to tell the story of the original movie's characters' children.
Were you expecting a three-part Bill Murray video essay when you woke up today? Probably not. But as it turns out, it's totally the perfect way to spend your afternoon, revisiting some of the highlights from nearly all of Murray's films, but not necessarily focusing on all the most famous stuff. There are instantly recognizable clips from Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day, of course, but not necessarily the most famous lines, plus scenes from movies like Tootsie and Little Shop of Horrors
Who could possibly picture Murray as a corrupt, thieving, lying gambler? McCarthy will play his new neighbor, a single mother whose multi-shift hospital schedule forces her hand in asking De Van Nuys to look after her good-hearted 12-year-old son. Though the elder gentleman subjects the boy to much of his bad behavior, only the positive aspects are filtered through. It’s hard to see where this project could go wrong, especially if Melfi’s script is as affecting as its buzz has implied
This past summer, Aykroyd finally admitted Murray was out of Ghostbusters 3, which to many movie fans—myself included—seems like reason enough to let this project die. However, when Aykroyd is not promoting his Crystal Head vodka, he's cheerleading for Ghostbusters 3. Speaking with Esquire, Aykroyd insisted that not only was the project still brewing, but also there's nothing Murray can do to stop it.
Are we ready for the return of Charlie Sheen? Will we ever been? Ever since the Two and a Half Men star exploded early last year he's been pretty easy to avoid, and for those of us who got quickly sick of "tiger blood" and everything else, it was a relief. But early next year Sheen is making a comeback that will be difficult to ignore
It's hard to even decide what the most intriguing thing is about A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III. We first learned of it as a directorial effort from Roman Coppola, brother of Sofia and son of Francis Ford, who made his first feature CQ over a decade ago. It got even more fascinating when Coppola cast the self-destructive Charlie Sheen as the titular Charles
When George Clooney calls and asks you to take part in his next movie, you apparently say yes no matter who you are. The actor-turned-director, who earned a Best Director Oscar nomination for Good Night, And Good Luck, has been assembling a list of names for his next project, Monuments Men and it's a pretty star-studded affair
The movie’s working title is The Grand Budapest Hotel, which IMDB says can be described as “a European story.” And today, frequent Anderson collaborator Bill Murray revealed that he is heading to Germany to film scenes.
"It's sad but we're passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill," Aykroyd said. "My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn't seem to be coming and we have to move on. It's time to make the third one.”
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.
Wes Anderson may not make a lot of movies, but every time out he swings for the fences with his casts. In addition to his ability to get Bill Murray to come back time and time again - his script selection process is notoriously rigorous but he has been in every Anderson film since Rushmore - the director has been bringing incredibly talented actors together for years...
Hyde Park on Hudson takes place in June 1939, when President Roosevelt (Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Murray's Rushmore co-star Olivia Williams) invited Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and King George VI (Samuel West) to visit his country home. Amid the culture clash of these proper Brits
Aykroyd had at long last admitted Bill Murray would have nothing to do with it. This sounded like the death rattle for Ghostbusters 3, and after hearing some of Aykroyd's horrifying pitches—including dispirited, crippled Ghostbusters, a dead Venkman, and some young blood in the form of female eye-candy
This is the first time Aykroyd has gone on record to confirm that Murray will not be involved in any sequel. And while the comedian tells the interviewer that they’re “not going to do a movie that exploits the franchise,” I think the only reasonable thing to do at this point is cut your loses and stop all of this foolish talk. No one wants to see a Ghostbusters film without Murray. We’re not even sure we’re be interested in Ghostbusters 3 with Murray on the team.
Yes, that's right-- Aykroyd suggested to Empire that they could bring in another actor to play Venkman. He also said there's still more work to do on the script, so it doesn't seem like they've made any actual progress in the last, oh, three years or so. But none of that has ever stopped Aykroyd from plugging the movie that doesn't seem to be at all close to existing
It's Groundhog Day, and even if you didn't wake up to Sonny and Cher singing "I've Got You, Babe" on the radio or spend the morning trying to flirt with your producer who's not at all interested, you're probably thinking of Phil Connors today. It's been 20 years since Groundhog Day was released
Though I wouldn't trade his The Fantastic Mr. Fox for anything, it's been far too long since Wes Anderson made a live-action film, which makes his new effort Moonrise Kingdom even more hotly anticipated than it might be otherwise. Starring a lot of his regular cohort, including Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray
I mean, he's not wrong-- throughout the entire development process of Ghostbusters 3 there have been plenty of us out there questioning the very concept, and at one point the movie was going to be not a sequel but a reboot
Abraham Lincoln may have had his beard and top hat, but the look of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is just as iconic. From the grey hat to the round glasses to the extended cigarette holder, it doesn't take much to make an actor look like the 32nd President of the United States. That, however, doesn't mean that Bill Murray hasn't absolutely nailed the look in Hyde Park on Hudson.
Of course, Charlie Swan probably won't be known primarily for Murray's involvement--- its first big casting move was bringing in Charlie Sheen to play the lead role, a graphic designer whose life suddenly spins out of control. The cast also includes Aubrey Plaza, Jason Schwartzman-- Coppola's cousin, don't you know