Bill Murray To Star In 'Olive Kitteridge' On HBO

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Bill Murray to star in 'Olive Kitteridge.' Here, he arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) | LOIC VENANCE via Getty Images

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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