Bill Murray may be known for his incredible acting in comedy films such as classics like “Ghostbusters” and “Caddyshack,” but he’s also a man that doesn’t mind voicing an animal every now and then. Of course, we all know he voiced animals in Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” but who can forget his turn as Garfield the cat, in “Garfield: The Movie” and “Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties?” Well, it appears his animal voice acting days aren’t behind him yet, as he’s signed on for a new film “Bum’s Rush.”
According to Variety, Murray has signed on to voice a dog in the upcoming film “Bum’s Rush,” where he’ll star opposite Anne Hathaway and Robert Duvall. The film follows the story of a bootmaker (Hathaway) that crosses paths with a stray dog (Murray), leading both on a journey that will change their lives forever. It sounds absolutely adorable and sweet. It’s yet another interesting career choice for Murray, who is incredibly unpredictable when picking his roles.
“Bum’s Rush” is set to be directed by Aaron Schneider. The filmmaker is probably best known for his film “Get Low.” He’s also the helmer of the upcoming Tom Hanks war film, “Greyhound,” which was recently purchased for distribution by Apple.
“I am so happy to reunite with my ‘Get Low’ collaborators Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, and C Gaby Mitchell and of course delighted to work with Anne Hathaway and Sarah Green,” Schneider said. “It’s a very special project and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. We are all dog lovers on this team, and now more than ever we appreciate their value in our lives.”
While there is no start date announced for when the film will begin production, it’s expected to shoot on location in Santa Barbara and New Mexico. We’ll have to wait and see if this film is another winner for Bill Murray or just another weird entry on a rather eclectic IMDB page.