Bill Murray To Star In 'Olive Kitteridge' On HBO

11/20/2013 09:22 am ET
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Bill Murray is heading to HBO to join the cast of "Olive Kitteridge," the high-profile miniseries based on Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name.

According to Deadline, Murray will play Jack Kennison, a local widower and friend of titular Olive Kitteridge, who will be played by Frances McDormand. Joining them on-screen will be Richard Jenkins, Rosemarie DeWitt, John Gallagher, Jr., Zoe Kazan, Jesse Plemons and Cory Michael Smith.

Set in a quiet New England town that has been ravaged by crime, despair and adultery, the four-hour miniseries will be directed by Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right") and written by Jane Anderson. Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman will serve as executive producers.

[via Deadline]

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