Bill Murray Joins Wes Anderson's New Stop-Motion Animated Movie, Because Of Course He Does

If you didn't get your fill of Bill Murray this past weekend with the A Very Murray Christmas special debuting on Netflix on Friday, you'll have another opportunity to see the actor reunite with one of his reliable collaborators, though you might have to wait awhile.

As has become custom with every Wes Anderson movie since Rushmore, Bill Murray will have a part in the director's return to stop-motion animation in a project that so far we know very little about. Find out more on the next Wes Anderson Bill Murray team-up below!

Back in October we learned about Wes Anderon's new stop-motion animated project, which is the next film on his docket. We weren't given a title, but it was revealed that the movie would be about a dog.

Very quickly after the news surfaced, Jeff Goldblum spilled some details on the project. The actor revealed that in addition to providing his own sweet voice to the movie, previous Anderson collaborators Bob Balaban and Edward Norton would be involved and Emmy winner and this year's Trumbo star Bryan Cranston would work with the director for the first time.

In addition, Goldblum gave just the slightest hint about the project saying that it would be Japanese inspired. For anyone who has scoured the internet for anything regarding Anderson's filmmaking, you know that his movies definitely share some traits with the work of Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu, so this time he just might be a little more obvious about it.

Now it's The Playlist with this update of Bill Murray joining the cast, and while details are still sparse, the actor said:

"I'm playing a dog. He's doing another, like a stop motion animated kind of comedy sort of like 'Fantastic Mr. Fox.' And it's a Japanese story and I'm playing a dog. I'm very excited."

While Fantastic Mr. Fox had a variety of animal characters, including Bill Murray as a badger, I wonder if all the characters in this new movie are going to be dogs. And will the animation style be more influenced from Japan this time? These are all questions we'll have to wait patiently to get answers to since animated movies take quite a long time to make, and Anderson is never all that forthcoming about his developing projects.

In the meantime, just sit back and sing along with A Very Murray Christmas, and we'll do our best to keep you updated on Wes Anderson's developing animated project, and maybe that horror movie he wants to make too.