'I love his mix of being so funny and fun, but also having this real heart and depth,' director Sofia Coppola tells EW of Bill Murray

By Christian Holub
November 09, 2015 at 06:50 PM EST
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Director Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray are teaming up again for the first time in over a decade since making 2003’s Lost in Translation, with his upcoming Netflix Holiday special, A Very Murray Christmas.  (See the key art in full below.) Coppola, Murray and Mitch Glazer wrote the special, which pairs a snowed-in Murray and his celeb friends as they spend a blizzard at the Carlyle Hotel, making the most of a bad situation. 

“It was really fun working together again. It’s been a while,” Coppola tells EW. “He’s great. I love working with him because there’s always a surprise. He always comes up with something you wouldn’t expect. And he’s such a great improviser. It’s always fun to see what he comes up with. I love his mix of being so funny and fun, but also having this real heart and depth. I love when that comes through, and when you can showcase that.”

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A Very Murray Christmas is an homage to classic variety show specials, hosted by Murray and featuring a star-studded roster of cameos: George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Rashida Jones, Miley Cyrus, and more. It was filmed over five days in New York last winter. 

A Very Murray Christmas comes to Netflix Dec. 4.

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