As we reported last year, Wes Anderson’s new pastel-colored phantasmagoria of Caucasoid ennui, Moonrise Kingdom, has already nabbed Anderson regular Bill Murray, along with the likes of such hotshots as Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, and Bruce Willis. Well, you can add one more Anderson regular to that list.
According to the Huffington Post, Jason Schwartzman, who previously (and perfectly) starred in Anderson’s Rushmore, as well as the short film Hotel Chevalier and its full-length companion, The Darjeeling Limited, along with a voice role in the animated The Fantastic Mr. Fox, has now been added to the cast.
Little is known about the film’s plot, beyond what Deadline reported last year:
“Two young adults fall in love and run away. Leaders in their New England town are sticking the idea that they’ve disappeared and go in search of them. Norton will play a scout leader who brings his charges on a search. Willis is in talks to play the town sheriff who’s also looking, and who is having an affair with the missing girl’s mother, the role McDormand is in talks to play. Murray, a regular in Anderson films, will play the girl’s father, who has his own issues.”
Well, that may not be much to go on, and The Darjeeling Limited was fairly disappointing, but still—if Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman on together on a screen that Wes Anderson is composing, I’ll be there to watch. Will you?
What do you think of the casting news?