ByJess O'Kane, writer at
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Jess O'Kane

Here's a news item to brighten your day. Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola have confirmed that they're working on a Christmas special for TV together, and that Murray will be singing carols in it.

Having just wrapped on St. Vincent, where he plays a grouchy broke alcoholic looking after a single mother's kid, it seems Murray's looking to be a secretly cute Scrooge (so basically, himself):

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.

He last worked with Coppola on the Oscar winning Lost in Translation, where he sang karaoke with Scarlett Johansson. Murray is well known for his love of karaoke in real life, and has been recorded belting out the hits to adoring crowds:

Coppola confirmed that the special is currently in the works - though as yet it has no release date:

We’re working on a Christmas special. Not sure when it will air, but my motivation is to hear him singing my song requests.

This has basically made my Christmas already. If you missed the 4 minute clip from St. Vincent of Murray singing Dylan, it's worth revisiting:

(Source: Variety)


Are you excited to see the Murray/Coppola Christmas special?


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