It’s a Santa Claus story, outta nowhere: Bill Murray says he’s planning to sing Christmas carols on a holiday TV special.
The pride of Wilmette tells Variety he’s working on the show with his “Lost in Translation” director, Sofia Coppola.
“It’s not going to be live,” Murray says. “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.”
No airdate or network was announced, but Coppola confirmed the project, saying, “My motivation is to hear him singing my song requests.”
Murray, of course, is no stranger to holiday cheer, having played an updated “Christmas Carol” miser in the 1988 film “Scrooged.”