Bill Murray teeing up Black List dramedy 'ST. Vincent De Van Nuys'
As Bill Murray prepares to enter awards season with his portrayal of FDR in HYDE PARK ON THE HUDSON, thesp has begun looking at future projects, including the Black List dramedy ST. VINCENT DE VAN NUYS, which he’s in early negotiations to topline for Twentieth Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment. Coming-of-age tale follows a 12-year old boy who, in the wake of his parents’ divorce, forms an unlikely friendship with the misanthropic retiree (Murray) living next door. A war veteran whose life mainly consists of drinking, gambling and prostitutes, the elder soon becomes an unlikely mentor. Script appeared on the 2011 Black List where it earned the same number of votes as Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED. Over the past year, Jack Nicholson had been rumored to potentially star.