WHO’S IN IT?
Bill Murray (Lost in Translation), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), Zooey Deschanel (500 Days of Summer), Danny McBride (This Is The End), Scott Caan (Ocean’s Thirteen), Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Kelly Lynch (The Jacket), Beejan Land (Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark), Leem Lubany (Omar), Taylor Kinney (Zero Dark Thirty), Fahim Fazli (Argo), Arian Moayed (Appropriate Behaviour)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Barry Levinson (Good Morning, Vietnam), director; Mitch Glazer (Scrooged), writer, producer; Steve Bing (The Big Bounce), Bill Block (Dirty Grandpa), Gelareh Kiazand (film debut), Jacob Pechenik (The Skeleton Twins) and Ethan Smith (Fury), producers; Marcelo Zarvos (American Ultra), composer; Sean Bobbitt (12 Years A Slave), cinematographer; Aaron Yanes (The Bay), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Once-successful rock manager Richie Lanz (Murray) takes his last remaining client, Ronnie (Deschanel) to Afghanistan to perform for the US Army. However, when she soon bolts from the gig, leaving Richie stranded and alone in Kabul without his passport, he discovers the extraordinary talents of a young Afghan girl named Salima (Lubany) and decides to manage her through the Afghan version of American Idol, which also gives him a new outlook on life in the process…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Whoever doesn’t like seeing Bill Murray be Bill Murray in any situation – in this instance in the middle of Afghanistan – probably won’t find much to enjoy here, but everyone else just might.