Bill Murray has announced that he is developing a musical Christmas special with Sophia Coppola.
That sentence right there? That’s what pure magic looks like. I’ll give you a minute to let it fully sink in.
The details aren’t fully formed, but Murray seems to have an idea of what he wants it to be.
It’s not going to be live… 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.
It will have a patina style and wit to it. It will be nice.
I have literally not one idea what that means, but I do know that this will be my new favorite movie, and a holiday tradition from here on out. Coppola says she too doesn’t know much about the project, including when it will air (though that seems like the one gimme, doesn’t it?). But she says her “motivation” behind it “is to hear him singing my song requests.” Can’t fault her for that. And say what you will about Lost In Translation, these two do make beautiful music together.