Zooey Deschanel Tweets First Photo from Rock the Kasbah Set

By Kevyn Cortez | 2 years ago
Zooey Deschanel Tweets First Photo from Rock the Kasbah Set

Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl”) just tweeted a photo from the set of her upcoming movie, “Rock the Kasbah,” starring comedian Bill Murray. Read further for more details about this scoop.

Zooey Deschanel tweeted a photo from the set of “Rock the Kasbah,” directed by helmer Barry Levinson from the screenplay of Mitch Glazer.


“Rock the Kasbah” is an upcoming American comedy film which features an ensemble cast starring Kate Hudson, Scott Caan, Bruce Willis, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Taylor Kinney and Bill Murray. It is produced by QED’s Bill Block, Venture Forth’s Jacob Pechenik and Shangri-La Entertainment’s Steve Bing and Glazer. Brian Grazer and Tom Freston will be executive producing.

“Music unites people, irrespective of their tribes or persuasions,” prompts Glazer, as published on Variety.

Barry Levinson is a director and a writer known for his works on notable films, of which include “Diner,” “The Natural,” “Good Morning,” ‘Vietnam,” “Rain Man,” ‘Bugsy” and “Wag the Dog.” Levinson earned an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay for the film “Diner’ and  Best Director for the film  “Rain Man” (1988), which has won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In 2010, Levinson received the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America.

In “Rock the Kasbah,” Murray will play the role of a fading rock ’n’ roll manager who accompanies his only remaining client in Afghanistan for a USO tour.  Abandoned, broke and without his passport, he then discovers an amazing singer in Kabul and manages her through Afghan Star, Afghanistan’s version of American Idol. However, when jealousy gets the better of a disgruntled ex-boyfriend, he decides to oppose the young star with talent of his own.

Principal photography and production of the project began on June 2, 2014. Shia LaBeouf was added to the cast by Jan. 30, 2014.  Unfortunately, he has eventually dropped out last March 27, 2014. “Rock the Kasbah” will feature musical scores by Yussuf Islam who was known earlier as Cat Stevens. Open Road obtained U.S. rights during the Berlin Film Festival, with a deal being made by SPWA’s Chan Phung, Michael Helfand and Jon Freedberg with QED’s John Friedberg.

And that’s a wrap for the “Rock the Kasbah” update. For more updates on upcoming movies and other celebrity news, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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