And there he was … flowing HBC scarf, mitt full of 50-50 tickets, grace, striking.
Bill Murray caused a very deserved stir at Rogers Arena Tuesday night.
The comedy legend, seated in the lower bowl next to Academy Award-winning screenwriter (Green Book) and director Peter Farrelly, proved to a be a good luck charm for the Canucks — even though he was wearing a Chicago Blackhawks jersey — as the home side scored a 5-3 much-needed win over the visiting Nashville Predators.
Murray, who somehow failed to win the 50-50 draw despite buying what looked like half the entries, posed for photos outside the arena and even snuck downstairs after the game for a tour of the Canucks’ dressing room.
The 69-year-old movie star, spotted earlier this week at YVR and outside Hudson’s Bay on Granville Street, is in Vancouver filming The Now, a mini-series directed by Peter Farrelly and his brother Bobby.
Murray starred in the Farrelly bros’ 1996 bowling classic Kingpin (the greatest movie ever made).
The Now is a comedy about suicide starring Dave Franco, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Daryl Hannah that will air on Quibi, a soon-to-be streaming platform from former Disney chair Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Murray, who has been confirmed to be reprising his role as Dr. Peter Venkman in Jason Reitman’s upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, is scheduled to be shooting The Now until Thursday.
Production on the mini-series started on Oct. 30 and it is expected to wrap up on Dec. 20.
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