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How to hire Bill Murray: Ted Melfi's 12-step plan for 'St. Vincent'
How to hire Bill Murray: Ted Melfi's 12-step plan for 'St. Vincent'

You're Ted Melfi, a first-time filmmaker, and you've written a movie about a cantankerous old guy who comes to realize the meaning of his life through the help of a lonely 12-year-old neighbor kid. It's called "St. Vincent," and you think Bill Murray would be a great fit in the lead role. One problem: Murray doesn't have an agent or manager. The only way you have of reaching him is a 1-800 number that one of your producers, Fred Roos, gives you. "Good luck," says Roos, who worked with Murray on Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation." "To tell you the truth, Sofia and I didn't know he was going to come to Japan to do the...

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