Movie News: Hurrah, Bill Murray Has a New Role!
By: Henry J. Fromage –
Every new Bill Murray role is a cause for celebration, so break out your party hats because he’s lined up another- St. Vincent De Van Nuys. This one sounds about as Murray-appropriate as can be, as he’ll play a hard-drinking, gambling and prostitute aficionado and war veteran who shares all of these pursuits with a 12 year old boy… okay, that came out wrong. It’s actually your usual unlikely friendship/gruff mentor type of flick, but with a script that is apparently a cut above, and, well, Bill Murray.
Who seems to be searching out clothes-optional roles at this point.
Robert Duvall has some experience with waiting on long-gestating passion projects. The last one, The Apostle, he just up and directed himself, and that turned out pretty well. He won’t have to do that this time, though, as Spanish director Emilio Aragon has finally found financing for A Night in Old Mexico, written by Duvall’s Lonesome Dove screenwriter, Bill Wittliff. Much like Bill Murray above, Duvall will get to do some age-inappropriate whorin’, as he plays a rancher about to lose everything to foreclosure, who takes his son and grandson on one last epic trip to Mexico to do some drinkin’, gamblin’, and prostitute solicitatin’.
You’re ineligible for a Texas driver’s license until you’ve checked off all three + dog wranglin’
It’s late summer, and if you’re a poor, suffering NFL fan you know the long offseason is wrapping up and all of that incredible training camp excitement is right around the corner. While you might have spent that time off combing through statistics and trying to figure out that second place fantasy finish, Jeremiah Trotter of the Philadelphia Eagles had other things to do, namely star in his first movie. The North Star actually sounds pretty damn legit, as it recounts the true story of Big Ben Jones, a slave who escapes with a friend, is aided by Quakers, then gets involved in a violent freedom movement that his friend disapproves of. The excellent supporting cast includes Keith David, Michael Rappaport, and Michael Jai White. It’ll be interesting to see how Trotter’s acting debut shapes up.
He already has the “Big” part of the role taken care of.