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Whether you count yourself a fan of Wes Anderson's films or not, his projects are always unique and many cinephiles eagerly look forward to each new movie. This year, we got the quirky (as all get out) coming-of-age fairy tale 'Moonrise Kingdom,' and Anderson is already working on his followup. The new film is called 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' but many of the specific plot details are being played very close to the vest. For the last few months, rumors and inklings of who might be joining the cast have surfaced, but today we have confirmation right from the director himself. During a recent interview, when asked about 'Grand Budapest Hotel,' Anderson gave us pretty much the whole roster...
"Yes, it’s 'Grand Budapest Hotel.' It’s a Euro movie. It’s a period picture. I can tell you the cast -- maybe you already know the cast, but I can tell you properly who it is: We have Ralph Fiennes, and we have Tilda Swinton and Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, we have F. Murray Abraham and Jude Law, and we’ve got Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and Mathieu Amalric. And I think Owen is gonna have a little part, too. Oh, Saoirse Ronan has quite a big part. I’m thinking if I’ve forgotten anybody. Yeah, we have a good group."
As per usual, Anderson has lined up a formidable and eclectic group of recognizable actors for his new film. Among the lot, the usual suspects stand out: Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, and Owen Wilson. It's also interesting to see that a few of the performers who mark 'Moonrise Kingdom' as their first collaboration with Anderson are returning so soon: Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Edward Norton. And then add to that mix noob collaborators Jude Law and Ralph Fiennes? It's becoming more and more apparent that Anderson is one of those filmmakers highly respected by the artistic community, with actors flocking toward his projects in dizzying droves. Eventually every member of the Screen Actor's Guild will have at least one Wes Anderson punch on their card. I wasn't completely bowled over by 'Moonrise Kingdom,' but I do like Anderson's work, and with a lineup like this, I'm at least extremely intrigued by 'The Grand Budapest Hotel.'
What do you guys think? Impressed by the roster Anderson has put together? If you are not a Wes Anderson fan, could any particular actor or group of actors make you overcome your distaste and see the movie?