“[Bill] Murray revealed exclusively to Variety that he intends to star in a Christmas special for TV that will be directed by his ‘Lost in Translation’ collaborator Sofia Coppola, where he’ll be performing classic carols,” the venerable trade paper reports.
The story, by Variety film editor Ramin Setoodeh, adds: “Like most things involving Bill Murray, the details haven’t been ironed out yet. ‘It’s not going to be live,’ Murray says. ‘We’re going to do it like a little movie. It won’t have a format, but it’s going to have music. It will have texture. It will have threads through it that are writing. There will be prose.’”
Later in the piece Sofia Coppola says to Variety that she and Murray are “working on a Christmas special. Not sure when it will air, but my motivation is to hear him singing my song requests.”
Bill Murray in Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation”