Variety has news guaranteed to make any Grinch’s heart grow three sizes: Bill Murray, comedy legend and star of the ’80s holiday hit Scrooged, has revealed he’s working on a Christmas TV special centered around him crooning classic carols. The project will reunite the comedian with his Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola.
“It’s not going to be live,” Murray said. “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.”
For those assuming this is just another charming trick played with a wink by the notoriously mercurial Murray — solid instincts, but think again. Not only is Coppola aware of the project, she also confirmed its existence to Variety.
“We’re working on a Christmas special,” she said. “Not sure when it will air, but my motivation is to hear him singing my song requests.”
It’s possible that Coppola’s in on the joke, but it seems more likely that there’ll be a Bill Murray Christmas special stuffed in our stockings by the time December rolls around.
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