Bill Murray and Jenny Lewis deny reports that they are dating

Pair will star together in the actor's Netflix Christmas special 'A Very Murray Christmas'

Actor Bill Murray and musician Jenny Lewis are not dating, according to sources, despite recent rumours of the contrary.

Page Six reported earlier this week that Murray and Lewis attended a party together in New York to celebrate the opening of his new film, Rock The Kasbah. The report described Lewis as Murray’s “current younger love interest” and “special friend”.

Former Rilo Kiley singer Lewis also recently posted a picture of Murray and herself at the Rock The Kasbah launch party, fuelling tabloid rumours further.

However, Vulture now reports that the pair are not dating. “A source near the pals tells us that they are indeed just friends,” the article reads.

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Rock The Kasbah opens in cinemas on Friday (October 23). It stars Murray as a past-his-prime rock manager who takes his last remaining client to Afghanistan to perform for US troops posted in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation. Once there, he discovers a talented local girl with an impressive singing voice and decides to manage her through Afghanistan’s equivalent of American Idol.

Lewis will also cameo in Bill Murray’s forthcoming Netflix Christmas special, A Very Murray Christmas. It will premiere on Netflix in all territories this December.