Bill Murray Joins The Cast Of Roman Coppola's CHARLES SWAN

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Bill Murray Joins The Cast Of Roman Coppola's CHARLES SWAN
Bill Murray has come a long, long way from crooning the Star Wars theme, or chasing horny summer camp kids around the woods. These days Mr. Murray is considered one of the venerable old guard, and chooses his projects very, very carefully. Ghostbusters 3 anyone?

Now, he joins forces with Roman Coppola, stepping in front of the cameras for A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III, which also stars Patricia Arquette, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza, and (surprise, surprise) Charlie "Winning" Sheen in the title role. The story revolves around Sheen, a graphic designer, an uber successful chick magnet, whose life spins out of control after his girlfriend does the unthinkable...and breaks up with him.

Roman Coppola is writer/director, and one of the producers on the project, along with Youree Henley. Let's also remember that Mr. Murray nearly pulled down an Oscar win after working Roman's little sister, Sofia, when she directed him in Lost In Translation.

Is this Kismet for Mr. Murray and Roman? Will lightening strike twice? Lord knows when the man walks across the screen magic follows. His limited time in Zombieland elevated the material exponentially, and, assuming this is a comedy, hopes are high as well, because, all personal drama aside, Mr. Sheen can be quite a funny guy in his own right. Being a huge fan myself of Roman's CQ, an homage to films like Danger: Diabolik and the grand era of 60's film making in swinging Italy, I expect something at least really good, if not downright great out of this project. Charlie Sheen's agent probably deserves some kind of award too, talk about pulling a rabbit out of a hat.

While we wait for A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III, check below the break and check out the trailer for CQ.
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Channen_COctober 29, 2011 7:53 PM

I'm hearing what you're saying. Something about that whole thing doesn't mesh right. Bill Murray was seen visiting with Charlie Sheen over recent months. If he were dying, his friends and family could have been gathering an arsenal of fake press releases, maybe even social media output (tweets, etc) to throw any tabloids off the scent if there's anything they'd like to hide. An interesting thought from elsewhere: Bill Murray was seen visiting with Charlie Sheen over recent months. If he were dying, he and those near and dear could have been gathering an arsenal of fake press releases, maybe even social media output (tweets, etc) to throw any tabloids off the scent if there's anything they'd like to hide. Interesting. It's making my brain go round and rondo!

Sean "The Butcher" SmithsonOctober 30, 2011 2:39 AM

I wrote nothing conspiratorial in the above piece. Where are you getting this "maybe somebody is dying" thing? Just curious!

Thrill me!

irimias66October 31, 2011 5:24 AM

Bill Murray didn't actually win the Oscar for Lost in Translation, he only got a nomination.

Sean "The Butcher" SmithsonOctober 31, 2011 6:09 AM

I could have fucking SWORN he won! Oh well, I'll leave it as full disclosure to my dogmatic arrogance. Thanks though.

Shows how much I really care about the Oscars, and I usually double check facts, but damn...I WAS POSITIVE.

Thanks irimias66.

Sean "The Butcher" SmithsonOctober 31, 2011 12:28 PM

irimiass66...I said "nearly won"!

;)

Seriously, thanks again for pointing that out.

irimias66October 31, 2011 7:23 PM

I'm no expert on Oscar trivia myself. I just remember how incredibly disappointed Murray looked when he lost to Sean Penn.