ByEszter Simor, writer at
Eszter Simor

has recently been described as "a magnificent wild unicorn" by in an interview to the Vulture. Amazingly, HBO has managed to tame this "rare breed" of comedy actor for a small screen project.

Deadline reports that Murray has joined the cast of the Olive Kitteridge miniseries by HBO. Based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the series was adapted by and is directed by (The Kids Are All Right).

The original novel portrays the title character, a high school maths teacher, living in a coastal town of New England. The story is chronicled from her perspective and we get to know a various other characters and their affairs (crimes and tragedies) through her eyes.

(Fargo) plays Olive, "who is tough on the outside but has a strong moral center". is going to be her husband, and Bill Murray will impersonate Jack Kennison, "a local widower whom Kitteridge befriends."

, , , , and also star in the film. and are executive producers, alongside McDormand and Jane Anderson.

It is going to be a rare occasion that we can see Murray on the small screen, especially that he has a lot of big screen projects on his plate. He is playing the lead in 's comedy, St. Vincent, that has just finished filming. He is also starring in the -directed The Monuments Men and the still untitled comedy project. Murray will also be checking into Grand Budapest Hotel as a regular.

(via Deadline and the Vulture)


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