Fox Searchlight Buys 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' Likely 2013 Release

March 28, 2013
Source: Screen Daily

Wes Anderson

With production underway overseas, there's already plenty of anticipation for a new Wes Anderson movie, and now we have a better idea of when we might finally see it. Screen Daily has learned that Fox Searchlight has picked up the worldwide rights to distribute the Indian Paintbrush production of The Grand Budapest Hotel, and they are also co-financing the film as well. Right now that plan is to possibly release the film later this year, or maybe sometime in 2014. After all, Moonrise Kingdom was a refreshing summer release amidst blockbusters, so that could work out for Fox Searchlight again this year. Read on!

In addition, new plot details have been revealed:

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

And in the hands of Anderson, you can bet this will be dryly funny and a bit quirky. If you're not one who particularly gets excited about Anderson's films, you can't deny that the cast alone would be worth the price of admission. Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Wilkinson, Mathieu Amalric, F. Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban and Tony Revolori all star in the film that is already one of my most anticipated future releases. How about you?

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VERY excited for this!!! I expected it to be mid to late 2014, so this is FANTASTIC news!!! I love Wes Anderson with quite the passion!!! Moonrise Kingdom last year was greaaaaaaaaaaat!!!

Greg dinskisk on Mar 28, 2013


Half the cast from the Life Aquatic is in this, I'm so in. I loved that movie so much, willem dafoe was comedy gold. You cannot go wrong with a Wes Anderson movie.

Rain Spider on Mar 28, 2013


Yeah, it is also one of my most anticipated releases. Wes Anderson's work always is.

Davide Coppola on Mar 29, 2013

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