It’s hard to believe, but Bill Murray has only been nominated for an Oscar once (for “Lost in Translation”) and didn’t win the time he was up for one. That could change this fall when The Weinstein Company opens their feel good drama “St. Vincent,” which stars Murray in a role that’s sure to draw a lot of awards buzz should the film be any good. The film opens in select theaters on October 24 and we have the first trailer.
In Theodore Melfi’s feature directorial debut, Murray stars as the titular Vincent, a drunken, gambling retiree who gets asked by his single-mom neighbor (Melissa McCarthy) to guard her 12-year-old son (newcomer Jaeden Lieberher). Over the course of their time together, the odd couple teach each other life lessons. Performances seem strong across the board, with Naomi Watts stealing scenes in rare comedic form as a pregnant stripper.
Watch the trailer below: