The Killers have revealed that Owen Wilson will star in the music video for their upcoming Christmas song.

The band will release their annual Christmas track on December 1 to coincide with World AIDS Day.

Frontman Brandon Flowers told Metro, "This year, the song's about a struggling actor in LA who misses the traditional Christmas. We got Owen Wilson to do the video, and there are cameos from Harry Dean Staunton and an animated Warren Zevon, which is bad-ass. I'm so excited about it – talk about the stars aligning."

Speaking about the Christmas single itself he added, "You'll never see us smile or let our hair down as much as when we do the Christmas stuff. It always turns out to be a lot of work but it's really refreshing.

"What's nice is that it happens to coincide with World AIDS Day, which is December 1, so it made sense to write Christmas songs to raise money for Red Project. This is our eighth year without doing any covers and we've done all types of Christmas songs, from love stories to The Cowboys Christmas Ball, and a Santa that's out to getcha."

The Killers latest video, Just Another Girl, features Glee's Diana Agron and they have recently released a greatest hits compilation album Direct Hits.