Bill Murray is laying his patented slovenly charm on thick in Rock The Kasbah, the latest from director Barry Levinson. As washed-up rock manager Richie Lanz, Murray tries to cajole his way through Kabul after being stranded by his only client. The comedy follows him as he bumbles into dangerous territory, coming into contact with a cast of kooky characters, from a wry mercenary (Bruce Willis), to a friendly hooker (Kate Hudson), to a golden-voiced teenager (Leem Lubany). Rock The Kasbah opens in theaters tomorrow, and The A.V. Club has an opportunity for you two win a pair of ROE passes to see it for free at any Regal Theater. In addition to the tickets, you’ll also be receiving some Rock The Kasbah swag, including a t-shirt, mini poster, and a “Bill Murray Face-On-A-Stick.” For your chance to win, simply follow the link here and enter your information. Winners will be notified via email. Note: ROE passes will work at Regal Theaters only, beginning on Monday, October 26, and are valid Mondays through Thursdays, excluding holidays. An official plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“A has-been rock manager from Van Nuys, California stumbles upon a once-in-a-lifetime voice in a remote Afghan cave in Rock The Kasbah, a dramatic comedy inspired by stranger-than-fiction, real-life events and directed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson. Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), dumped and stranded in war-torn Kabul by his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel), discovers Salima Khan (Leem Lubany), a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice and the courageous dream of becoming the first woman to compete on national television in Afghanistan’s version of American Idol. Richie partners with a savvy hooker (Kate Hudson), a pair of hard-partying war profiteers (Danny McBride and Scott Caan) and a hair-trigger mercenary (Bruce Willis) and, braving dangerous cultural prejudices, manages his new protégée into becoming the Afghan Star.