Bill Murray was spotted filming a commercial for Jeep in Woodstock, Illinois, which stood in as the town depicted in Groundhog Day

By Alexia Fernandez
January 31, 2020 03:22 PM
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Is Bill Murray reliving Groundhog Day? It’s possible.

The actor, 69, was spotted filming a commercial in Woodstock, Illinois, on Saturday eight days ahead of this week’s Super Bowl, according to the Northwest Herald newspaper.

The outlet reported Murray was at Woodstock Square filming for a Jeep commercial. Gregg Ganson, who owns a bookstore with his two sisters near the shooting location, said the set for the commercial appeared to be an “exact recreation” of Murray’s classic 1983 comedy Groundhog Day.

A spokesperson for Jeep did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, but a short press release on its website says the company will release a 60-second commercial during Sunday’s game.

Groundhog Day follows the story of a cynical TV weatherman (Murray) who finds himself reliving the same day over and over again when he goes on location to the small town of Punxsutawney to film a report about their annual Groundhog Day.

The film was added to the United States National Film Registry in 2006 as being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

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Murray is revisiting several of his iconic characters. The actor was confirmed to be reprising his role as Peter Venkman for the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel.

His return was teased in a new interview with Vanity Fair, as were Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson’s returns as Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore.

The new movie stars Paul Rudd as a science teacher whose students find themselves in the middle of a ghostbusting mystery.

Though Murray made a cameo in the 2016 all-women Ghostbusters, he will be back as his parapsychologist character in the new movie directed by Jason Reitman, the son of original director Ivan Reitman.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife opens in theaters July 10.