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Bill Murray to take rare TV role

Bill Murray has signed up to take a rare TV role in new HBO mini series Olive Kitteridge.

The series is adapted from Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and stars Frances McDormand in the title role, according to Deadline.

Olive is a tough, moral character living in a town full of people having affairs, who befriends Bill's character, a widower called James Kennison.

Also starring in the series are Richard Jenkins, John Gallagher Jr, Rosemarie DeWitt, Zoe Kazan, Jesse Plemons and Cory Michael Smith.

Bill has just finished working on The Monuments Men with George Clooney and The Grand Budapest Hotel, directed by Wes Anderson.

Frances is voicing a part for The Good Dinosaur with Neil Patrick Harris, an animated film that is due out in 2015.

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