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Naomi Watts to Play Bill Murray’s Russian Prostitute Pal

Naomi Watts is negotiating to join St. Vincent De Van Nuys, the Bill Murraystarring feature debut from Black List honoree Ted Melfi. Watts would play a Russian prostitute who becomes close with Murray's cantankerous, all-around not-great guy who finds himself taking care of Melissa McCarthy's character's 12-year-old son. Chris O'Dowd is also onboard as a Catholic priest. Watts was recently cast alongside Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, and Zach Galifianakis in Birdman, a comedy from 21 Grams and Biutiful director Alejandro González Iñárritu.