Bill Murray signs on to comedy set in Afghanistan

Will Afghans think it's funny to be tackled by Bill Murray?

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Our favorite local movie star will be starring in an Afghanistan-set comedy called Rock the Kasbah, according to media website Vulture and Hollywood Reporter. The film is being directed by Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Sleepers).

According to production company QED, the movie is about "a burned-out music manager who goes to Afghanistan on the USO tour with his last remaining client. When he finds himself abandoned, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice, who stows away with him back to Kabul to compete on the popular television show The Afghan Star, Afghanistan’s equivalent of American Idol."

There's no word yet on when production will start. 

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