Scott Caan in Talks to Replace Shia LaBeouf in 'Rock the Kasbah' (Exclusive)

5:19 PM PST 03/31/2014 by Borys Kit
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Bill Murray is leading the cast of the Barry Levinson comedy.

Scott Caan is in negotiations to replace Shia LeBeouf in Rock the Kasbah, the all-star comedy being directed by Barry Levinson.

Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Zooey DeschanelKate Hudson and Danny McBride are starring in the pic, which is in preproduction from QED International, Venture Forth and Open Road.

Kasbah tells of a has-been rock manager (Murray) who takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan. When he finds himself in Kabul, abandoned, penniless and without his passport, he discovers a young girl with an extraordinary voice and manages her through Afghanistan's version of American Idol, the wildly popular Afghan Star.

Caan will play an ammo-dealing con man, who along with his partner (McBride) hustles Murray in war zone Kabul.

LaBeouf exited the role last week in what was described as amicable circumstances. Reasons for the departure were not disclosed.

Caan, who stars as Danno on TV’s Hawaii Five-O, is repped by Paradigm and Sloane Offer.

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