Wes Anderson released a video online today, confirming the title of his previously-rumoured animated dog film as Isle of Dogs, and revealing the film’s full cast.
As our week of extensive Oscar coverage continues, we’re pitting the Best Picture nominated films against each other, two at a time, to see how they compare. In this installment, it’s the turn of Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. How are these films alike, how do they differ, and which is more successful in telling its very unique story?
Two new movies opened in wide release, one a prequel/sequel to a hit blockbuster from seven years back, the other the latest from DreamWorks Animation based on a cartoon from the ’60s, and it may have not been too big a surprise that Legendary Pictures’ 300: Rise of an Empire (Warner Bros.), starring Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green and Lena Headey, was victorious this weekend as it grossed an estimated $45 million in 3,470 theaters, roughly $13 thousand per venue, to take the #1 spot at the box office.
THE MAGNIFICENT ANDERSON
Written and directed by Anderson with a story by Anderson and Hugo Guinness, The Grand Budapest Hotel’s ensemble cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan and Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson.
Set for release in March 2014, The Grand Budapest Hotel’s ensemble cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Saoirse Ronan, F. Murray Abraham, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel and Mathieu Amalric.
Set for release in March 2014, The Grand Budapest Hotel’s ensemble cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Saoirse Ronan, F. Murray Abraham, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel and Mathieu Amalric. The film’s newest trailer is slated to come online tomorrow, Friday December 20.
Longtime Anderson cohort Jason Schwartzman takes the lead role in the seven-minute film, starring as a racecar driver in 1955 Italy. He’ll also soon be back on the big screen in director John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks on December 13 and will re-team with Anderson for next year’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, opening March 7, 2014.
Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” will open the 64th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival on February 6, 2014. It will be the film’s world premiere.
Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the trailer for Wes Anderson’s new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, opening in theaters on March 7, 2014.
Fox Searchlight Pictures has just announced that Wes Anderson’s latest,The Grand Budapest Hotel, is set to hit theaters on March 7, 2014.
Set for release in 2014, The Grand Budapest Hotel’s ensemble cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Saoirse Ronan, F. Murray Abraham, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel and Mathieu Amalric. The film’s trailer is slated to come online this Thursday, October 17.
Actors including Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Saoirse Ronan, Owen Wilson and, of course, Bill Murray, will star in the upcoming comedy, according to the Golden Globe nominated director.
Independent cinema was honored at the 22nd Annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday night, November 26, at Cipriani on Wall Street, New York City. While there were some surprises at the official kick-off of the movie awards season, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom winning Best Feature probably wasn’t one of them. Hosted by Mike Birbiglia, the stand-up comic who made his directorial debut with the independent comedy Sleepwalk with Me earlier this year, the Gothams kicked off with a taped segment of Jimmy Kimmel poking fun at one of the year’s honorees Matt Damon, joking that “nobody embodies the spirit of independent film like Matt Damon” before listing his blockbuster studio movies. Although Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild was snubbed as the favorite to win the Audience Award to Jared Leto’s personal doc Artifact, Zeitlin went on to win Breakthrough Director and a few minutes later became the first recipient of the inaugural Bingham Ray award, a prize package worth $60,000. “Beast’s” young star Quvenzhan� Wallis didn’t take the award for Breakthrough …
Wes Anderson has found a new leading man for his next project, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Deadline reports that Johnny Depp is planning to make the film his first post-Lone Ranger production.