I fear this is a joke, but I sure hope it’s true: Bill Murray and Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola are planning a Christmas special in which Murray will croon Christmas carols. Murray elaborated:
“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.”
More on what little we know about the Christmas special after the jump.
Coppola confirmed to Variety:
“We’re working on a Christmas special. Not sure when it will air, but my motivation is to hear him singing my song requests.”
The details are vague, and it’s unclear how much Murray and Coppola have developed the idea or who they have approached to produce and broadcast the special. But now the idea is public, and it must happen.
This is what happened the last time Coppola directed Murray in a musical scene: