After this year’s Moonrise Kingdom, we’re happy to see Wes Anderson lining up his next project. And with Grand Budapest Hotel, he’s got a huge cast that’s added even more names to the already impressive cast.
The latest additions are Mathieu Almaric, F. Murray Abraham, Harvey Keitel and Tilda Swinton, with the latter two recent additions to the Anderson troupe, having both appeared in Kingdom. This is on top of previously announced cast members Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan and Jason Schwartzman. And there’s also a possibility that Owen Wilson will have a small part.
This all comes from The Hollywood Reporter, who did a great interview with Anderson about his films and his recent success. For us Moonrise Kingdom showed that Anderson finally seemed to find a new way to tell the story he’s been (in some ways repeating) for years now, but also something removed from those films. Whether or not the main character will grow up into a Max Fisher type is unknown, but it wasn’t plagued with the demanding narcissists that have been a part of his oeuvre since Bottle Rocket. That made it feel like a new chapter, on top of his impressive filmmaking chops. Here’s hoping for great things from Grand Budapest Hotel.
What’s your favorite Wes Anderson film?