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Bill Murray in talks for St. Vincent De Van Nuys

Bill Murray

Story by Jack Foley

BILL Murray is in talks to play one of the leads in new dramedy St. Vincent De Van Nuys.

According to Variety, the film is a coming-of-age tale that follows a 12-year-old boy who forms an unlikely friendship with the misanthropic retiree (Murray) living next door in the wake of his parents’ divorce.

Murray’s potential character is described as a retiree war veteran whose life mainly consists of drinking, gambling and prostitutes. But he soon becomes an unlikely mentor to the child.

The script has been written by Ted Melfi, who is also attached to direct for Twentieth Century Fox.

The script has been around for some time, having first appeared on the 2011 Black List where it earned the same number of votes as Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.

Jack Nicholson has also been linked to the project as a potential star.

Murray will next be seen playing Franklin D. Roosevelt in Roger Michell’s Oscar-tipped period drama Hyde Park on Hudson.

He also recently completed Roman Coppola’s period comedy A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III alongside Charlie Sheen and Jason Schwartzman.

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