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Bill Murray to Take on Black List Script ‘St. Vincent De Van Nuys’

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He may not ever want to do ‘Ghostbusters 3,’ but that doesn’t mean Bill Murray isn’t keeping busy. He’s just now lining up his next project, a comedy-drama in which he’ll star opposite a 12-year-old boy.

The name of the film is ‘St. Vincent De Van Nuys,’ and Variety says that Murray is in early talks to
star as a gambling, whoring and hard-drinking retiree, war veteran and all-around misanthrope who falls into a friendship with the boy next door after the kid’s parents go through a divorce.

The script by Ted Melfi, who’s also slated to direct, landed on the 2011 Black List of the year’s best unproduced screenplays. It earned the same amount of votes as the screenplay for ‘Django Unchained‘ by some obscure guy named Quentin Tarantino (yep, that one’s getting produced too).

There’s no word yet on when production will begin if Murray signs on, but in the meantime, he’s got
Hyde Park on Hudson‘ coming out December 7th — which could nab the actor a second Oscar nomination (after his turn in ‘Lost in Translation’) for his portrayal of Franklin D. Roosevelt. We’ll also see him soon in director Roman (son of Francis) Coppola’s ‘A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III,’ alongside Charlie Sheen and Jason Schwartzman.

But nope, still nothing new to report on ‘Ghostbusters 3′…

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