Netflix continues to expand the scope of its original programming with a Christmas TV special. The network has picked up Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray’s A Very Murray Christmas to debut in December. Here is a teaser for the project in the style of Coppola and Murray’s Oscar-winning feature Lost in Translation.
In addition to Murray, the star-studded cast of the special, which Coppola announced last fall, includes George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, famous maître d’Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Phoenix, Frederic Moulin, Rashida Jones and Miley Cyrus.
Written by Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray and Mitch Glazer and directed by Sofia Coppola, A Very Murray Christmas is described as an homage to the classic variety show featuring Bill Murray playing himself, as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit.
Coppola, Glazer, Roman Coppola and Tony Hernandez executive produce.