Holy Cuss! New Wes Anderson Movie 'Moonrise Kingdom' To Feature Three Oscar Winners AND Bill Murrayby: Posted:
I gotta be honest. I thought "Fantastic Mr. Fox" was pretty genius and all, but I'm really eager to see another Wes Anderson film with, you know, real live actors and the like. So I was pleased as poop today to hear that Wes Anderson is moving forward apace with his latest film "Moonrise Kingdom," and putting a mammoth cast of top-notch actors to work right now.
Filming on "Moonrise Kingdom" started April 28th at Stepping Stone Falls, Rhode Island, according to the Providence Journal, with production slated to continue at locations throughout the area all May and June.
A press release from Focus Features has a complete cast rundown:
"Bruce Willis plays the town sheriff; two-time Academy Award nominee Edward Norton is cast as a camp leader; Academy Award nominee Bill Murray and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents; the cast also includes Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman."
The film will be based on a script which Anderson penned alongside frequent collaborator Roman Coppola. The two also worked together on the script for "The Darjeeling Limited." The Focus Features release gives us a sneak peek at the plot:
"Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, Moonrise Kingdom follows a young boy and girl falling in love. When they are moved to run away together, various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down – which might not be such a bad thing. Bruce Willis plays the town sheriff; two-time Academy Award nominee Edward Norton is cast as a camp leader; Academy Award nominee Bill Murray and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents; the cast also includes Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman. The young boy and girl are played by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward."
Anderson has long been a critical darling with films like "Rushmore," "The Royal Tenenbaums," "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" and "The Darjeeling Limited," but proved himself a commercially viable writer/director with "Fantastic Mr. Fox" as well, bringing in $48 million worldwide (with an additional $9 million in DVD sales) on a $40 million budget.
No release dates have been publicized yet for "Moonrise Kingdom," but with production starting already, it could be as early as the end of the year. Will Santa bring a new Wes Anderson film? With Bill Murray in it? If we promise to be good?
We'll keep ya posted as we learn more.
Watch a "Complete Clustercuss" Compilation from "Fantastic Mr. Fox":