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.