Rock the Kasbah (film)

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Rock the Kasbah
Directed by Barry Levinson
Produced by Steve Bing
Bill Block
Jacob Pechenik
Written by Mitch Glazer
Starring Bruce Willis
Kate Hudson
Scott Caan
Leem Lubany
Zooey Deschanel
Bill Murray
Taylor Kinney
QED International
Shangri-La Entertainment
Venture Forth
Distributed by Open Road Films
Release dates
  • April 24, 2015 (2015-04-24) (United States)
Country United States
Language English

Rock the Kasbah is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Mitch Glazer.[1] The film stars Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Leem Lubany, Scott Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Arian Moayed, Taylor Kinney and Bill Murray. The film is set for an April 24, 2015 release.


A washed-up music producer finds one last shot at redemption with a golden-voiced young girl in Afghanistan. However, when jealousy gets the better of a disgruntled ex-boyfriend, he decides to oppose the young star with talent of his own.



On September 3, 2013 it was announced that QED International is producing the film with Bill Murray set to star in the film, Barry Levinson directing the film on a script by Mitch Glazer.[1] On January 30, 2014, more actors joined the film including Bruce Willis, Shia LaBeouf, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel and Danny McBride, with shooting is set to start in June 2014.[2] On February 6, 2014 it was announced that Open Road Films had acquired the US distribution rights to the film.[6] On March 27, 2014, Shia LaBeouf dropped out of the film.[7] On March 31, 2014, Scott Caan joined the cast to replace LaBeouf.[3] On May 28, 2014, Taylor Kinney joined the cast of the film.[5]


Principal photography and production began on June 2, 2014,[8] and ended on July 30, 2014.[9]


On August 20, 2014, Open Road Films announced the film would be released on April 24, 2015.[10]


  1. ^ a b c Fleming Jr, Mike (3 September 2013). "QED Sets Bill Murray For Barry Levinson-Directed ‘Rock The Kasbah’". Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f McClintock, Pamela (30 January 2014). "Kate Hudson, Bruce Willis, Shia LaBeouf Join "Rock the Kasbah"". Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Scott Caan Replaces Shia LaBeouf in ‘Rock the Kasbah’". Variety. 2014-03-31. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  4. ^ "Bill Murray’s ‘Rock the Kasbah’ Sells to Sony for International Territories". Variety. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  5. ^ a b "'Chicago Fire' Star Taylor Kinney Joins Bill Murray's 'Rock the Kasbah' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  6. ^ Cunningham, Todd (6 February 2014). "Bill Murray-Shia LeBeouf Comedy ‘Rock the Kasbah’ Goes to Open Road". Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Shia LaBeouf Exits 'Rock the Kasbah'". Hollywood Reporter. 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  8. ^ "On The Set For 6/2/14: Bill Murray-Starrer ‘Rock the Kasbah’ Starts, ‘American Sniper’ Wraps". Retrieved 2014-06-09. 
  9. ^ "Zooey Deschanel Tweets Photo from Rock the Kasbah Set". Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  10. ^ "Open Road Sets 2015 Date For ‘Rock The Kasbah’". August 20, 2014. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 

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