Bill Murray Christmas Special Teased in Sneak Peek From Netflix
Bill Murray is getting his very own Christmas special.
By ELARA MOSQUERA
May 22, 2015, 6:14 PM
• 3 min read
-- Netflix has released a trailer for “A Very Murray Christmas,” its upcoming Christmas special starring Bill Murray that is set to debut on the streaming service's Internet TV network in December.
The 24-second trailer features a signature shrug from the actor while he dons a pair of headband antlers and gazes glumly out a Carlyle Hotel window at the New York City Skyline -- all set to a score of jazz piano.
Written by Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray and Mitch Glazer and directed by Sofia Coppola, "A Very Murray Christmas" aims to pay tribute to the classic variety show and features Bill Murray, as himself, hosting, according to a press release by Netflix.
The streaming special reunites the actor with Sofia Coppola, who last directed him in "Lost in Translation," which earned Murray the first Oscar nomination of his career.
In the special, a snowstorm hits New York City and Murray worries that none of his guests will be able to make the trek, according to Netflix. But with a combination of divine luck and perseverance, he ends up partying the night away with countless A-list guests at The Carlyle Hotel. The cast of partiers includes highly notable names, including George Clooney, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Miley Cyrus, Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones and more.
Despite all the party promised to come, the brief teaser for the Netflix special sees the star looking pretty bummed out in the "Lost in Translation"-esque trailer: