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What’s fascinating about Wes Anderson‘s upcoming film The Grand Budapest Hotel is how it blends newcomers with people he’s worked with a couple of times on top of some of his regulars. Not only do Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray show up, but now there’s Lea Seadoux and Ralph Fiennes in the mix. How will this turn out? We won’t know until next year, but until then here’s the film’s first poster.

Check it out:

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What’s interesting about this cast is how besides the previously mentioned actors, Anderson seems to be bringing back people he’s only worked with once. Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe were in The Life Aquatic, Adrien Brody was in The Darjeeling Limited (though the later two did voice work for The Fantastic Mr. Fox), while Harvey Keitel, Edward Norton and Tilda Swinton are returning from last year’s brilliant Moonrise Kingdom.

Also back in the fold is Owen Wilson, who hasn’t starred in a Wes Anderson film since 2007′s The Darjeeling Limited. Wilson co-wrote Anderson’s first three films, but hasn’t been credited on a screenplay since The Royal Tennenbaums (it’s hard to say if he hasn’t had a hand in some of his work since). The good news is we’ll get a better look at the film when the trailer for it debuts this Thursday. Until then, this poster seems perfectly Anderson-y.

What’s your favorite Wes Anderson film?