Bill Murray Praises 'St. Vincent De Van Nuys'

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We wish Bill Murray were our mentor.

The "Moonrise Kingdom" star is returning to "Rushmore" kind of territory as he signs on for the coming-of-age comedy, "St. Vincent De Van Nuys," according to Variety.

"St. Vincent" follows a 12-year-old boy who, upon his parents' divorce, strikes up an unlikely friendship with his next-door neighbor: an embittered war veteran whose life consists mostly of gambling, drinking and prostitutes. Hopefully, the two men won't be falling in love with the same schoolteacher (though we expect there will be other whimsical complications).

Murray can be seen in this summer's sleeper hit, "Moonrise Kingdom," and is currently preparing for award season as his much-buzzed turn as Franklin D. Roosevelt in "Hype Park on Hudson" will be unveiled at the Toronto Film Festival in September. He also recently wrapped Roman Coppola's period comedy, "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," co-starring frequent collaborator Jason Schwartzman and Charlie Sheen.

There's also the ever-present threat of "Ghostbusters III," which will hopefully never become more than just behind-the-scenes showbiz drama. Really, we don't see how the actual movie could ever be more entertaining than the seemingly endless reports from the long, hard road toward trying to make it actually happen.

No start date has been announced for "St. Vincent De Van Nuys," though we expect things will start gearing up once Murray's young mentoree is cast. Meanwhile, "Hyde Park on Hudson" will hit U.S. theaters on Dec. 7.