Barry Levinson will direct.
Bill Murray is set to team up with director Barry Levinson (‘The Bay,’ ‘Wag The Dog,’ ‘Rain Man’) for the Mitch Glazer-scripted ‘Rock the Kasbah.’
Per TheWrap, the film centres on a burned out music manager 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 ‘Afghan Star,’ Afghanistan’s equivalent of ‘American Idol.’
QED International’s Bill Block is on board to finance and produce the film with Venture Forth’s Jacob Pechenik and Shangri-La Entertainment’s Steve Bing.