Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola to make Christmas TV special

Coppola hopes to hear Murray singing her song requests

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Bill Murray will show off his vocal talents by singing Christmas carols in a festive TV special to be directed by Sofia Coppola.

The pair, who worked together on the Oscar-winning Lost in Translation, confirmed the news to Variety - but kept the details under wraps.

Murray, who revealed his dulcet tones in the closing credits of the recently released St. Vincent, said: “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.”

He added: “It will have a patina style and wit to it. It will be nice.”


Coppola, known for directing the likes of Marie Antoinette and The Bling Ring, said: “We’re working on a Christmas special.

“[We’re] not sure when it will air, but my motivation is to hear him singing my song requests.”