EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Willis is going to “Rock the Kasbah” with Bill Murray in a new comedy. Oscar and Emmy winner Barry Levinson is directing from a screenplay by Mitch Glazer. The indie financed film will add two more players in the coming week and begin shooting in June in Morocco. That country will be filling in for the real locale, Afghanistan. Murray will play a down on his luck music producer who finds a potential singing sensation teen girl in Kabul. Before that Murray appears to great effect in “The Monuments Men” with George Clooney and friends. The pair previously appeared together in “Moonrise Kingdom.”

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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