Movie star Bill Murray will be coming to theater screens near you this May in director Wes Anderson’s latest comedy, “Moonrise Kingdom”.
The film was shot on location in Middletown, Rhode Island and is set in the 1960s.
The “Saturday Night Live” vet and A-lister, Bill Murray plays a doting, concerned father who is on the lookout for two runaway kids (played by adorable newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward). His wife is played by Frances McDormand (“Fargo”) and the local sheriff by Bruce Willis (“Die Hard”). The star-studded cast also includes Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, and Jason Schwarzman.
The long-awaited movie was co-written by Anderson and Roman Coppola and marks the fourth time Anderson and Murray have worked together. Their previous collaborations include “Rushmore”, “The Darjeeling Limited”, “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”, and the animated feature “Fantastic Mr Fox”.
You will certainly be seeing more of the “Groundhog Day” star in the future. Murray just wrapped up the film “Hyde Park on Hudson” where he portrays the American icon Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Also look out for the Irish American icon in Roman Coppola’s upcoming “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.”
To the dismay of movie buffs worldwide, Murray has rebuffed offers to be in the third installment of the “Ghostbusters” franchise. Perhaps contrary to the film’s theme, Murray is indeed afraid of ghosts.
“Moonrise Kingdom” is set to be released on 25th May after opening the Cannes film festival this month.
Watch the “Moonrise Kingdom” trailer: