Is Bill Murray Appearing In Terry Gilliam’s ZERO THEOREM?

bill-murrayTerry Gilliam’s next film, The Zero Theorem, has wrapped shooting and is working its way through post-production, but that doesn’t mean that the director is done casting actors for the film.

In an interview with Bill Murray for the British release of his latest film Hyde Park On Hudson, the Sunday Times mentioned that the actor has been approached to appear in the film –

He’s also being courted for a role in Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem, but isn’t sure he will have the time (read: ­inclination) to do it. “Terry’s a fun guy to hang out with,” he says. “His stuff doesn’t always work for me, but it’s not for lack of trying. He really throws it out there.”

So what could Murray do for a film that is already done shooting? A portion of the film’s plot involves telephone calls being received by the chief protagonist Qohen Leth (being played by a head-shaven Christoph Waltz). It is possible that Gilliam is interested in Murray for some voice over work that would be done during the current post-production phase.

Of course, the reporter could have gotten the story a bit wrong. Murray could have been referring to something that Gilliam is trying to get set up. Certainly having Bill Murray attached to a project would be a good way to interest potential investors. If so, could it be another attempt to get The Man Who Killed Don Quixote going?

Via Bleeding Cool.

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