Sofia Coppola Is Directing a Bill Murray Christmas Special

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Actor Bill Murray arrives on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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In their first project together since 2003’s Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray are reteaming for a televised Christmas special that will feature Murray performing a series of classic carols, Variety reports. As Murray put it, rather obtusely, “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. It will have a patina style and wit to it. It will be nice.” Coppola also confirmed the project, saying, “Not sure when it will air, but my motivation is to hear him singing my song requests.”

Sofia Coppola to Helm Bill Murray Xmas Special