Has it really been 4 years since we've witnessed some Wes Anderson action?
Well if we don't count his stop motion animated adaptation of Fantastic Mr. Fox then it sure is.
We can now look forward to an all star cast in his next project 'Moonrise Kingdom' co-written by Roman Coppola who also co-wrote 'The Darjeeling Limited' with Anderson.
Set in the 1960s on an island off the coast of New England, 'Moonrise Kingdom' follows a young boy and girl falling in love. When they run away together, various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down.
This has to be one of the most stellar cast get-togethers since 'The Royal Tenenbaums.' Bruce Willis plays the sheriff, and two-time Academy Award nominee Edward Norton is cast as a camp leader, Academy Award nominee Bill Murray and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman. The young boy and girl are played by newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward.
The international distribution rights for the film have just been picked up by Focus Features.
This is Anderson's first time working with Willis, Norton, McDormand and Swinton. Schwartzman and Murray starred in his second film 'Rushmore', while Bill Murray featured and starred in 'The Royal Tenenbaums' and 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou'. Schwartzman was one of three leads, along with Adrien Brody and Owen Wilson, in Anderson's last action feature film 'The Darjeeling Limited.'
As filming has already begun in Rhode Island, we anticipate a 2012 release for 'Moonrise Kingdom.'