News on Wes Anderson’s next movie began to trickle out at the end of September, and Russ Fischer at /Film has followed up his original report with some interesting details about the story and some of the actors Anderson is looking to cast.
A space has also made its way into the title, originally reported as Moonrise Kingdom and now listed as Moon Rise Kingdom. Not that it probably matters. But what if it does?! DUN DUN DUN.
Bill Murray’s name is on the list, which isn’t surprising at all (and always good news for me). Also rumored to be under consideration are Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, and Frances McDormand.
The story synopsis, originally reported on Deadline, goes a little something like this:
[The film] is set in the 60s. 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.
There’s a lot to love in that paragraph. None of the casting is final, but hopefully we’ll hear something soon — Moon Rise Kingdom is scheduled to begin shooting sometime this spring. Anderson is one of my favorite filmmakers, and I can’t wait to see how this one comes together.