The full ensemble cast for "The Grand Budapest Hotel" has been assembled, and it's just as impressive as we've come to expect in a Wes Anderson movie. In addition to a cast of Anderson regulars, newcomers like Jude Law and Saoirse Ronan also are going to be featured.
Anderson confirmed the array of actors in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. With his latest film, "Moonrise Kingdom," being considered an awards season contender, Anderson seems to understand that his next film has some big shoes to fill.
Common knowledge tells us that if we want to see more good movies, we have to support the ones that are in theaters now. That may have worked with "Looper," Rian Johnson's incredible sci-fi flick. According to a new report, the movie has inspired a new trend of time travel productions. Good job, everyone!
Also, see a new clip from "Red Dawn" and pick up a fear of flying in today's Dailies!
For Wes Anderson, using familiar actors in his productions is having like a big security blanket around. And lucky for him, that security blanket comes in the form of Bill freaking Murray.
Murray has starred in all but one of Anderson's films (the exception being "Bottle Rocket"), and it seems as though he had no plans to sit "The Grand Budapest Hotel" out. He's confirmed to Vulture that he's headed to Germany to film a role in the flick. And he's not the only exciting new cast member to come on board.
After casting relatively unknown child actors as his leads in "Moonrise Kingdom," Anderson has brought together one of his most prestigious casts to date. In addition to Murray, Angela Lansbury has also signed on to head to "The Grand Budapest Hotel," though she was quick to inform UK magazine The Gentle Woman (via The Film Stage) that she doesn't have much screen time.
By Meg Malone
While we are used to seeing Johnny Depp and Tim Burton collaborations, this time Depp will be working with another beloved director of quirky-awesome films. Yesterday Deadline reported that Wes Anderson has tapped Johnny Depp to star in "The Grand Budapest Hotel" — an upcoming project that Anderson wrote and will also be directing.
This news appears to confirm a report from last week via Twitch that said Anderson had approached Depp — as well as a host of other big names including Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton and Jude Law — to appear in a yet-to-be-titled project. With the news of Depp's casting, it seems likely that "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is this previously name-unknown project, so here's to hoping the rest of the potential casting from that initial report comes to fruition as well.
Wes Anderson seems to be trying to acquire a handful of new collaborators to his ensemble of players. Hot off the successful release of "Moonrise Kingdom," a new report has come out listing off the actors he's planning to approach for his as-yet-untitled new project.
Twitch is reporting that Anderson has approached Johnny Depp, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Angela Lansbury for the movie, and that's honestly enough to get us on board. We might not know what the movie is about or where it will be set or what roles these people are playing, but how can a man as capable with an ensemble as Anderson is go wrong with that cast?
A quick glance at the board for the fun, new game, "Wes Anderson Bingo," proves that it wouldn't be very hard to fill up every single square. You'd probably just have to watch "The Royal Tenenbaums" once.
Also, the Muppet have trouble with lines too and Will Smith has a lot of zingers in today's Dailies!
Everyone has a Bill Murray story. Come on, you know it's true: you have a friend of a friend who encountered Murray in a public bathroom, found himself on the receiving end of a headlock, and watched in horror as Murray explained, "Tell this to everyone, they'll never believe you." Without question, Murray's pranks, antics and unpredictable nature have become legendary at this point.
Well, we're very pleased to contribute some video evidence to the ongoing saga of super strange Bill Murray happenings. During an MTV News interview with Wes Anderson at the Cannes Film Festival, a special ghost-busting guest — one guess as to who — crashed our interview to sing the praises of the "Moonrise Kingdom" director. It's… an amazing event. Watch it in the video above and keep reading for Murray's thoughts on his frequent collaborator.
The always wonderfully deadpan Bob Balaban is back for the second in a series of behind-the-scenes featurettes for Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," which are premiering this week on various blogs.
Today's clip gives us a look at the Anderson's work with the children who starred in the film. They had lots of fun.
It only seems appropriate that the most Wes Anderson-y movie ever have an equally Wes Anderson-y look behind the scenes.
As a kid, did you ever dream of escaping your hometown with a friend in search of an adventure? Well, if you never got to experience the thrill first hand, it's exactly what two twelve year olds do in "Moonrise Kingdom."
The Wes Anderson film takes place in the summer of 1965 and follows Suzy and Sam who flee from their home in New England to escape into the wilderness. The Sheriff rounds up a search party to hunt them down just as a storm approaches, and the once peaceful town is shaken up beyond anyone in the community's control. The ensemble cast includes Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman.
As we await the release of the film in May, we have six new clips to tide you over!
Now that Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to delve back into the wild world of Hollywood, speculation has risen as to what his first project will be.
The latest we heard was that it would be a television series, which is a bit surprising since he is such a major movie star. But now Deadline has the news that the mystery series might actually be animated. They speculate that comic book guru Stan Lee might even be a major collaborator. The plot thickens!
After the jump, find out which actress is headed to "Rock of Ages," who will be directing Ben Mezrich's latest and which Wes Anderson regular is joining "Moonrise Kingdom."