A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door. (THE WEINSTEIN CO.)
Bill Murray earned a Golden Globe and British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) for his performance in 2003’s “Lost in Translation”. He also received a Best Actor Oscar nomination for that movie. Murray rose to fame on “Saturday Night Live” before hitting it big in movies such as “Caddyshack”, “Ghostbusters”, “Scrooged”, “What About Bob?”, “Groundhog Day”, “Rushmore” and “Garfield”. Melissa McCarthy is also an Academy Award nominee for the 2011 comedy “Bridesmaids”. She has also starred in comedies “Identity Thief” with Jason Bateman, “The Heat” with Sandra Bullock and “Tammy” with Susan Sarandon. Naomi Watts has been Oscar nominated twice, for “21 Grams” and “The Impossible”.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic in 2006 at the age of 7. To date, Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases and, in total, has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9. And in 2011, Jackson was inducted into the Broadcast Film Critics Association as their youngest member. The BFCA’s annual Critics Choice Awards is one of the industry’s most recognized and prestigious awards shows. Jackson is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and votes annually for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Currently, Jackson can be heard every Friday morning on WGNA-FM and his reviews are also posted on his website, YouTube channel and Cultjer.com. He is also a contributor to AnimationScoop.com, run by animation historian Jerry Beck. And Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE”, along with “The LCJ Q&A Podcast”, on which he interviews celebrities and filmmakers.