Bill Murray showed up for the first time at Comic Con this past June, and now we can see a bit more of the fruits of his labor. Murray’s bandana-sporting appearance in front of the San Diego crowd is featured in this mockumentary clip about Richie Lanz, his character in the upcoming comedy Rock the Kasbah (in theaters Oct 23).
In Richie Lanz: The Man and the Music, we get a glimpse into the hyperbole-filled life of Murray’s aging rock manager, who claims credit for everything from discovering Madonna to Jimi Hendrix’s performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” In the truest VH1 tradition, musicians like Willie Nelson, Steven Van Zandt, and Ronnie Wood share their platitudes about Murray’s character. “He changed my life,” says Jenny Lewis. “Actually he ruined my life.”
Rock the Kasbah, costarring Bruce Willis and Kate Hudson, is a satire by Wag the Dog director Barry Levinson in which Murray goes to Afghanistan in order to trot his one last remaining client in front of the American troops, but ends up stumbling on a teenage Afghan girl with a voice worthy of Afghanistan Idol.
See the Behind the Music teaser, below.