Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola Team for Holiday Special

Posted by at 1:14 pm on October 14, 2014

Bill Murray shows off his singing voice in the closing credits of the Weinstein Co’s “St. Vincent,” when he quietly croons “Shelter From the Storm.”

Variety is reporting that the legendary comedian doesn’t plan on hanging up his mic just yet. Murray revealed that he intends to star in a Christmas special for TV that will be directed by his “Lost in Translation” collaborator Sofia Coppola, where he’ll be performing classic carols.

Like most things involving Bill Murray, the details haven’t been ironed out yet. “It’s not going to be live,” Murray says. “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 added, “It will have a patina style and wit to it. It will be nice.”

Coppola confirmed the project 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.”

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