“Groundhog Day Used To Mean Something In This Town.”
Bill Murray is reprising his role as cynical TV weatherman Phil Connors in a Groundhog Day Super Bowl commercial for Jeep.
This year, the big game falls on the same day as Groundhog Day, and Murray has been spotted filming in the town of Woodstick, Illinois, where the 1993 comedy was first shot.
Jeep’s Groundhog Day Super Bowl commercial has gotten not only Bill Murray to reprise his role as Weatherman Connors, but they got Bill Murray’s brother Brian Doyle-Murray and Stephen Tobolowsky to reprise their riles as Mayor Buster Green and Ned Ryerson, respectively.
There’s no word on whether Andie Macdowell would return as Rita Hanson.
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The original 1993 comedy is one of Murray’s most beloved roles and is considered a comedy classic, directed by the late Harold Ramis, the film finds Murray’s character stuck in a time loop while reporting on Groundhog Day festivities in a small Pennsylvania town.
The Groundhog Day commercial will likely debut on Super Bowl Sunday on February 2, 2020.