Although the film has wrapped and is presently in post-production, director Terry Gilliam wants Bill Murray in his new film, The Zero Theorem. There’s no word on which role Murray would play if he agrees to appear in the movie, but the 72-year-old director is currently courting the comic actor.
According to The Sunday Times, the pair has been hanging out and talking about working together. Murray actually name-dropped The Zero Theorem as a potential film they could collaborate on. An excerpt from the article says:
He’s also being courted for a role in Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem, but isn’t sure he will have the time (read: inclination) to do it. ‘Terry’s a fun guy to hang out with,’ he says. ‘His stuff doesn’t always work for me, but it’s not for lack of trying. He really throws it out there.’
Considering the film has already wrapped up principal photography, it’s likely if Bill Murray were to appear in The Zero Theorem, it would be in a smaller role. Both Murray and Gilliam are in Europe working on their respective projects — Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Zero Theorem — so it wouldn’t be too difficult for the pair to work something out.
BleedingCool.com suggests that if Murray were to be in The Zero Theorem, he would most likely do some voice-over work for the movie. The budget for the film is low, so taking the time to re-shoot new scenes may be out of the question. But if Bill Murray joins the cast, he would be in good company, joining Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, David Thewlis, Melanie Thierry, Ben Whishaw, and Matt Damon.
The Zero Theorem is set in a futuristic, Orwellian world where “man-cams” watch your every move. A government agency headed by a mysterious figure called “Management” oversees and controls the future society. A reclusive computer genius named Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) is working on a formula to solve the mysteries of existence. But he is constantly distracted from his important work by the seductive Bainsley, and Management’s son, Bob.
At the moment, there is no release date set for Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem, but it’s most likely going to open in theaters sometime this year.