Thanks to films like Lost In Translation and pretty much every Wes Anderson movie ever, Bill Murray has made a bit of a second career for himself playing washed-up, apathetic old men. In Barry Levinson’s new music biz comedy Rock The Kasbah, well, he’s still doing that, but in a more overtly comic manner. Murray stars as an aging tour manager who takes his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel) on a USO trip to Afghanistan, where Deschanel’s character promptly robs him and leaves him stranded without a wallet or passport. Hijinks ensue, of course, and he eventually meets up with and agrees to manage a young Afghan girl on her way to Kabul for an American Idol-esque singing competition. Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, and Scott Caan also star. You can watch the movie’s first trailer — soundtracked by David Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel,” Harry Nilsson’s “Jump Into The Fire,” and Bill Murray singing a spirited if not particularly tuneful rendition of “Smoke On The Water” — below.
Rock The Kasbah hits theaters 10/23.