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Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola reunite for Apple’s first movie


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Coppola and Murray both scored Oscar noms for "Lost in Translation."
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Apple is officially getting into the movie-making business.

After inking deals for over a dozen original TV shows, Apple is ready to make its first-ever movie and it’s bringing in Hollywood legend Bill Murray to star in the flick.

Murray will co-star alongside Rashida Jones in the movie currently titled On the Rocks. According to Variety, the film follows a young mother who reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York. The role sounds like a perfect fit for Murray who has a knack for playing in both comedies and dramas.

On the Rocks is the first film created under Apple’s partnership with A24. It will be directed by Sofia Coppola who also wrote the script and will produce the movie with Youree Henley. Coppola and Murray last teamed up for the critically acclaimed film Lost in Translation.

Apple has started investing heavily in original content over the last years, putting it on course to compete with Netflix, HBO and Amazon. The iPhone-maker still hasn’t said how it will distribute its TV shows.

Production for the Murray-Coppola film is set to start next month in New York.


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