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Bill Murray to appear in Wes Anderson's next film as an animated dog

'He’s doing another, like a stop motion animated kind of comedy sort of like Fantastic Mr Fox'

Jack Shepherd
Sunday 06 December 2015 12:51 GMT
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Bill Murray attends the 67th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards
Bill Murray attends the 67th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards (Getty Images)

When Wes Anderson announced that he was making a stop motion animated film with an all-star cast including Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Edward Norton and Bryan Cranston, we all got very, very excited.

Of course, this wouldn’t be a proper Wes Anderson film without an appearance from long-term collaborator Bill Murray. Luckily, the esteemed actor has confirmed he will be appearing in the upcoming film.

“I’m playing a dog. He’s doing another, like a stop motion animated kind of comedy sort of like Fantastic Mr Fox,” he told The Playlist. "And it's a Japanese story and I'm playing a dog. I'm very excited."

Very little else is known about the film – no title, no story – yet Goldblum previously mentioned that it would be Japanese influenced.

Murray has previously appeared in every film previously directed by the 46-year-old, minus his debut, Bottle Rush.

The Ghostbusters actor’s most recent feature, A Very Murray Christmas, was recently released onto Netflix. He will next appear as the voice of Baloo in the 2016 adaption of The Jungle Book.

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