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Bill Murray Is 'St. Vincent De Van Nuys'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • July 31, 2012 9:21 AM
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Bill Murray doesn’t go to work for just anyone. As he advances in years he’s been more and more picky with the roles he chooses, and the only films you can pretty much guarantee that he’ll appear in are those that have Wes Anderson seated in the director’s chair. However, he does currently have two interesting non-Anderson projects on the horizon. The first is “Hyde Park on Hudson” in which he’ll play the 32nd President FDR alongside Laura Linney and Olivia Williams. The second is frequent Anderson collaborator Roman Coppola’s “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III” with Jason Schwartzman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and, of course, Charlie Sheen.

Shia LaBeouf Lives In The Shadows On New 'Lawless' Poster, 'Hyde Park On Hudson' Poster Spotlights Bill Murray's FDR

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 17, 2012 9:02 AM
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It was a long, eventful road that John Hillcoat's adaptation of Matt Bondurant's "The Wettest County In The World" took into production, but the Nick Cave-scripted, Prohibition-era drama -- now titled "Lawless" -- will finally hit theaters on August 31st with a star-studded cast in tow. At the heart of all the action and drama is the youngest of the three Bondurant brothers, played by Shia LaBeouf, who finds himself front and center for the film's latest poster.

Wes Anderson Seeking Out Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Angela Lansbury & More For His Next Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2012 3:32 PM
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"Moonrise Kingdom" not only earned Wes Anderson some of the best reviews in years, but has also done extremely well in limited release, where it's pulled in $37 million worldwide thus far and has been cracking the top ten domestically, even though it's in less than 900 theaters. And it seems he's very eager to get back behind the cameras.

Discuss: Does Anyone Care That Dan Aykroyd Hired New Writers For 'Ghostbusters 3'?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 3, 2012 11:38 AM
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"We'll try again," Bill Murray said recently on David Letterman, alluding to the status of the long-gestating "Ghosbusters 3" at Columbia Pictures. And so what's happening with the proposed after-the-fact threequel? Well, while Murray didn't exactly spell it out, recent news seems to confirm all suspicions: the most recent drafts of "Ghostbusters 3" have been thrown in the trash and inveterate "Ghosbusters" champion and producer Dan Aykroyd is starting over.

Bill Murray Confirms What We Already Know, Says 'Ghostbusters 3' Doesn't Have A "Good Script"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 11, 2012 1:14 PM
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Has it been three years already since the increasingly tired and boring rumors and speculation about "Ghostbusters 3" have been kicking around? Well, despite the fact that no one except Dan Aykroyd seems interested in making this thing, Bill Murray is pretty much the lynchpin if this movie ever moves forward. But that won't happen until the script is brought up to par, which has pretty much been the story since day one.

5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Ghostbusters'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • June 8, 2012 9:57 AM
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Remember 1984’s “GhostSmashers” aka “GhostStoppers”? Of course you do. With a star-studded cast featuring John Belushi (Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd (Ray Stantz), Jeff Goldblum (Egon Spengler), Eddie Murphy (Winston Zeddemore), John Candy (Louis), Sandra Bernhard (Janine) and Paul Reubens (Ivo Shandar/Gozer), the future-set supernatural comedy in which roving teams of ghost catchers protect humanity from the supernatural, directed by Ivan Reitman, cost a whopping $300 million to make, featured hundreds of monsters, including a giant marshmallow man, and spawned not one but two sequels; the second of which got smoothly underway recently with the full, gracious participation of all of the original cast.

Robert Downey Jr. Wanted Bill Murray For 'Iron Man' But, Of Course, He Was Impossible To Get In Touch With

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 31, 2012 11:20 AM
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Bill Murray is know for not having an agent, and if you want to get in touch with him, the word is that he's got a 1-800 number where you can leave a message, and if he feels like calling you back, then he will (if you have it, please send it to us, thanks). Thus, every time he stars in a film, there's generally a humorous tale about how the project managed break the communication barrier and/or how there was concern that he might not actually show up. For instance, after months of answering machine messages, Sofia Coppola resorted to cold-calling Al Pacino in the hope that he (who Coppola heard lived in the same region as Murray) could put her in touch with him for "Lost In Translation." Then, even after meeting Murray through Mitch Glazer, Coppola only had a verbal agreement from the actor and didn't hear from him again until he miraculously showed up in Tokyo a week before lensing began. Now comes another Murray tale of frustration and answering machines via Robert Downey Jr.

Watch: A Half-Cut Bill Murray Gives His Guide To Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom,' Plus Gorgeous Alternate Posters

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2012 9:20 AM
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With all the fuss of the last few days, it's almost escaped our attention that Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" is now only a few days away from hitting theaters: in the week since it premiered at Cannes, so many new films, news and trailers have arrived that it's a pleasant surprise to realize that the 'Moonrise' is going on limited release this Friday. And doubly so because, if our review and many others are to be believed, the film is a particular treat, and probably Anderson's finest live-action work in a decade.

Watch: Bill Murray Is Franklin D. Roosevelt In Trailer For Oscar Hopeful 'Hyde Park On Hudson'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2012 1:55 PM
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Accent: check. Impersonation of famous person in biopic: check. Forbidden love: check. Wheelchair: check. It looks like Bill Murray is ready for his Oscar moment. The actor was seen as a favorite for the award in 2004 for his performance in "Lost In Translation," but was beaten at the last by Sean Penn in "Mystic River." He's continued to make quirky, picky choices ever since, but no film seems to have a better chance of giving him another run at for awards gold than period drama "Hyde Park on Hudson," a trailer for which has just debuted over at Yahoo.

Watch: Bob Balaban Introduces Us To Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton & Wes Anderson In 4 'Moonrise Kingdom' Featurettes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 14, 2012 8:02 PM
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Well, Bob Balaban is currently on his way to France on a red eye flight, and there is less than 48 hours to go until the Cannes Film Festival kicks off with "Moonrise Kingdom."

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