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