01/31/2014 10:05 am ET Updated Jan 31, 2014

Shia LaBeouf Comes Out Of 'Retirement' To Co-Star With Bill Murray In 'Rock The Kasbah'

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Did you miss Shia LaBeouf? It's been three long weeks since he announced he was "retiring from all public life," leaving a gaping hole in Hollywood.

Don't worry, though: He's trading in the possibility of a Florida resort home in favor of returning to work on an indie comedy directed by Barry Levinson ("Rain Man," "Wag the Dog") and co-starring Bill Murray, Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson and Danny McBride, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Rock the Kasbah" is set to enter production in June. With a script by Mitch Glazer (1998's "Great Expectations," Starz's "Magic City"), the movie depicts a washed-up rock manager who gets stranded in Kabul after taking his last remaining client on a USO tour in Afghanistan. There, he discovers a gifted young female singer via "Afghan Star," the country's massively popular version of "American Idol."

"Kasbah" is one of three movies LaBeouf has on the horizon. The first, Lars Von Trier's two-part sex saga "Nymphomaniac," opens in March, while the World War II drama "Fury" -- co-starring Brad Pitt and Logan Lerman -- arrives in November.

Welcome back, Shia.



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