by: Austin Welch source: The Hollywood Reporter
Anderson’s latest feature finds a home.
Folks, if you’re a regular listener of our podcast, you know that several of us here at The RealmCast are big Wes Anderson fans. From Bottle Rocket through Rushmore, The Royal Tenebaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited…the man’s batting 1.000 in our eyes. For us, the wait between his films is excruciating. Fortunately, relief is on the way soon.
Moonrise Kingdom – which centers on a young couple that runs off together as the rest of their small New England town thinks they’re missing – has already picked up distribution, even as its production currently commences. That company is Focus Features, who will release the film in the U.S., as well as shop the film worldwide, beginning at Cannes later this month.
The film, co-written by Anderson with Roman Coppola, stars Andersonverse vets Bill Murray (shocking!) and Jason Schwartzman, along with newcomers Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis and Frances McDormand. It follows the director’s first stab at animation with 2009′s Fantastic Mr. Fox.