Bill Murray’s Christmas special directed by Sofia Coppola has been picked up by Netflix.
Netflix will premiere A Very Murray Christmas in all territories where it is available this December, the streaming service announced today (May 22). Written by Coppola, Murray and Mitch Glazer, creator of TV’s Magic City, the special is billed as “an homage to the classic variety show”.
Murray will star as himself, panicking that none of the guests will be able to make his TV show after New York is hit by an extreme snowstorm. However, through a combination of “luck and perseverance”, the guests eventually join him at the city’s Carlyle Hotel, where “dancing and singing in holiday spirit” ensures.
Murray and Coppola, who previously worked together on 2003’s Lost In Translation, have attracted a starry ensemble cast for the special including Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Jason Schwartzman and Jenny Lewis. They will be joined in the special by Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Paul Shaffer, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Rashida Jones and more guest stars to be announced.
Phoenix’s Thomas Mars – Coppola’s husband – and his bandmates Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Mazzalai will also appear. Watch a teaser for A Very Murray Christmas below.