Hollywood actor Owen Wilson has teamed up with The Killers to star in the video for the band's annual Christmas single.

The rockers will release a new track called Christmas In L.A. on 1 December (13) to coincide with World Aids Day, marking the eighth year they have offered up a festive song to raise money for good causes.

Frontman Brandon Flowers has now revealed Wilson agreed to appear in the video, along with fellow actor Harry Dean Stanton.

He tells Britain's Metro newspaper, "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...This year, the song's about a struggling actor in L.A. who misses the traditional Christmas. We got Owen Wilson to do the video, and there are cameos from Harry Dean Stanton and an animated (late rocker) Warren Zevon, which is bad-a**. I'm so excited about it - talk about the stars aligning."

The single will raise money for Aids charities.