Bill Murray, Bruce Willis & More Join Wes Anderson's Next Film

November 10, 2010
Source: Deadline

Bill Murray / Bruce Willis

It's only been a year since Fantastic Mr. Fox hit theaters, but since I'm always looking forward to the next film from Wes Anderson, it feels like it's been forever. Fortunately, today brings some good news for Anderson's biggest fans as the cast and a few details on his next film have finally been unveiled. Deadline reports the filmmaker will next direct Moon Rise Kingdom from a script that he wrote along with Roman Coppola who previously collaborated with Anderson on The Darjeeling Limited. In addition, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Anderson regular Bill Murray are all in talks to join the project.

Scott Rudin is producing the film (along with Anderson) which will tell the story of two young adults who fall in love and run away in the 60's. Assuming that the lovers have disappeared, the leaders of their New England town go searching for them. Norton is playing a scout leader who brings his expertise to the search while Willis will play a character having an affair with McDormand's character, the missing girl's mother. Murray, on the other hand, will play the girl's father who, of course, has his own issues. No mention of what role Ms. Swinton will be taking.

Just this brief character and plot information has plenty of opportunity for Anderson's quirky humor and charming, yet dysfunctional stories. The project is slated to start shooting late next spring. While I'm a bit leery about another collaboration with Roman Coppola (I didn't find The Darjeeling Limited to be on par with Anderson's previous efforts), just the prospect of another film from Wes Anderson is exciting in itself. How about you?

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  • beavis
    it'd be a great cast if they all were on board.........and that could lead to a very funny movie.
  • Xerxex
    please god let it be true!
  • Wes Anderson and Bill Murray can do no wrong together.
  • Cracky
    I'm already excited. I do love Anderson's films. And Bill Murray. Wonderful news.
  • LP
    you had me at wes anderson and bill murray
  • Caitie
    Love the cast, off to a great start!
  • sickdoghats
    I just pooped.
  • Voice of Reason
    Yessssssss.......the idea of Norton as a scout leader is fantastic.
  • leinergroove
    A Wes Anderson movie is always good news, but Bill Murray in it shouldn't qualified as news at all. Is just something you know it will happen.
  • Traveler
    It has been my dream to see Willis in an Anderson film. YESSSS!
  • A5J4DX
  • mgazo
    i heart the darjeeling limited, its right there next to team zissou. for me, i cant wait to hear the soundtrack as much as i want to see the movie.
  • Sarah
    This movie sounds good.




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