News Briefs: First Look at Bill Murray in 'Rock the Kasbah'

Rock the Kasbah

Rock the Kasbah: Via social media, Zooey Deschanel shared the first photo from the upcoming Rock the Kasbah, featuring herself along with castmates Bill Murray, Danny McBride, Bruce Willis and Scott Caan. Murray stars as a down-on-his-luck rock music manager who makes a startling discovery in the wilds of Afghanistan; Barry Levinson directed. [Twitter via Deadline]


The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Mike Tyson: Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) will portray Mike Tyson in a film version of his life, says the former world champion boxer, who also claimed that Martin Scorsese would be involved. Tyson stated that CGI would be used so the 46-year-old could portray Tyson as a young man. A later trade report confirmed that Foxx is attached to the project, which will be written by Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street). It's not yet confirmed, however, which period of Tyson's life will be covered. [Mirror/Variety]


The Mummy

The Mummy: Veteran tentpole writer Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, Star Trek) is in final negotations to direct a new version of The Mummy for Universal. Kurtzman was already set to produce with Chris Morgan; the two are charting a reboot course for Universal's classic monster movies, and The Mummy, set in the present day, will help establish the tone. The Mummy is scheduled for release on April 22, 2016. [Heat Vision]



Frank Trailer: The mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender) leads a music group that travels to SXSW in Austin, Texas, to showcase their talents. Oh, one other plot point: Frank never takes off his giant costume head; it's his thing. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson also star; the movie opens in theaters on August 15. [Movies Coming Soon]


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