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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
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.