Santa must be real because we’re getting a huge treat this holiday season! Bill Murray announced he’ll be teaming up with director and friend Sofia Coppola to bring a very special Christmas musical to our screens this December!
The always outrageous Bill Murray revealed in a recent interview that he’ll be collaborating with his Lost In Translation director to create a Christmas masterpiece. The actor, who will be reuniting with Sofia Coppola, spilled some very juicy tidbits on the upcoming TV special, and we’re so excited for it!
Bill Murray TV Christmas Special: Actor Reunites With Sofia Coppola For Musical
Bill admitted he will be lending his vocal talents to this mysterious new project, according to an interview with Variety. (We say mysterious because it has no title at this time.)
While there’s still no title, the actor managed to reveal some very important details.
“It’s not going to be live. 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,” Bill said.
His description is pretty vague, but we’re thinking this special may feature Bill reading some of our most beloved Christmas stories in between singing our favorite carols. How fun!
“It will have a patina, style and wit to it. It will be nice,” he added.
Sofia, who will be directing the special, admits that this project is personal to her. She said, “My motivation is to hear him singing my song requests.”
Bill Murray’s History With Singing On Screen
Before you worry about whether or not Bill has the chops to pull off a musical, we want to remind you that this is not the actor’s first time singing on screen!
In Lost In Translation, Bill performed the song “More Than This” by Roxy Music. He also sang a rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Shelter From The Wind” in 2014’s St. Vincent.
Furthermore, one fan recorded the SNL alum at Murray Bros. Caddyshack Restaurant in 2012, when Bill took to the stage and performed Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
We want to know what YOU think about this, HollywoodLifers! What carols should Bill sing?
— Maryam Rasheed