Riff Raff | Bill Murray joins Dito Montiel’s crime comedy

Bill Murray in Ghostbusters (2016)
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Bill Murray has joined the already-stacked cast of director Dito Montiel’s upcoming crime comedy Riff Raff. More details below. 

Dito Montiel’s crime comedy Riff Raff has set up quite a cast. Jennifer Coolidge, Ed Harris, Gabrielle Union, Lewis Pullman, Emanuela Postacchini, Miles J Harvey and Pete Davidson are all set to appear, and the film has just added another star to its ranks.

Bill Murray, who was just seen in Ghostbusters: The Frozen Empire, will also appear in Riff Raff, Variety reports. 

According to the same article, Riff Raff – not to be confused with the 1991 Ken Loach film of the same name – follows a former criminal, whose ordinary life is turned upside down when his family shows up for a “long-awaited reckoning”. John Pollono, whose work takes in Grey’s Anatomy, Masters Of Sex, and the 2021 indie comedy Small Engine Repair, has written the script. 

We don’t know who plays who yet, but it sure sounds interesting. Signature is handling distribution in the UK, so we’re expecting to hear more on the film sooner rather than later. 

Montiel made his directorial debut in 2006 with A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, based on his own memoir of the same name, which was about his experiences of growing up in Queens in the 1980s hardcore punk scene. It starred a young Shia LaBeouf and Channing Tatum as well as Robert Downey Jr as Dito. Montiel’s other work includes Dwayne Johnson thriller Empire State and 2017 comedy, The Clapper.

Montiel would collaborate with LaBeouf, who’s due to appear in Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis, and Tatum several times again, but Riff Raff looks like it’ll diverge from the director’s usual gritty style. Montiel also directed Robin Williams in Boulevard, which turned out to be the beloved actor’s final role. 

More on Riff Raff as we hear it. 

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