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On The Rocks Trailer Reunites Bill Murray with Director Sofia Coppola

We have the initial trailer for On The Rocks. This is a movie that has a ton going for it on paper. For one, the cast is led by Bill Murray (Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day) and Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, I love You, Man). Murray can be reuniting with director Sofia Coppola and, considering the fact that the two last collaborated on Lost in Translation, that’s worth watching. This also serves because the first collaboration between A24, the studio behind Moonlight, Midsommar and Uncut Gems, among many others, and Apple. Luckily, as we is able to see from the trailer, Apple didn’t appear to get in the way with this one.

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The trailer opens up with Bill Murray and Rashida Jones meeting up as daughter and father to play catch-up. While there is something underneath the surface, they seem happy to see each other. We then arrived at find that Jones’ character is navigating a tricky marriage, with her husband gone on business a lot. After some backwards and forwards, they opt to see what her husband is truly as much as. Even though there are dramatic undertones, this really is Murray in the manner we’ve arrived at know him in his later career. That mix of funny and charming, without having to be over the top. It also quite definitely looks like what we’ve arrived at expect from A24 as a studio

Sofia Coppola, per the studio, “brings a light touch to this blend of an exuberant love letter to New York.” Coppola also penned the screenplay for the movie. This serves because the filmmaker’s follow-up to 2017’s The Beguiled. Some of her other credits include The Virgin Suicides and The Bling Ring. Coppola is producing along with Youree Henley, with Mitch Glazer and Roman Coppola on board as executive producers. Marlon Wayans (White Chicks, Scary Movie) co-stars.

On the Rocks centers around Laura (Rashida Jones) who thinks she’s joyfully hitched. However, when her husband Dean (Marlon Wayans) begins staying late at the office regularly with a fresh co-worker, Laura begins to fear the worst. She turns to the one man who could have insight; her charming, impulsive father Felix (Bill Murray), who convinces Laura that they should investigate the problem. As the 2 begin prowling New York during the night, moving from uptown parties to downtown hotspots, they discover that one’s heart of their journey lies in their very own relationship.

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Apple, like most organizations right now, is looking to bolster its streaming efforts. That’s where this new partnership came in. Though they still plan to release these movies in theaters, they’ll eventually have a home on Apple TV+, the company’s streaming service that launched a year ago. Given the prestige that A24 has managed to cultivate in recent years, that may result in some big titles heading Apple’s way. On the Rocks does not yet have a certain release date set, however it will get to October both in theaters and on Apple TV+ from A24. Be sure to check out the brand new trailer yourself.

On the Rocks Poster

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