Like a moth to a flame, Wes Anderson movies have become catnip for the coolest actors in the world, and it looks like his latest slice of quirky heaven will be no exception.
The ace "Royal Tenenbaums" and "Fantastic Mr. Fox" helmer has some new additions to his ensemble action figure collection, including Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton. And, obviously, Bill Murray will also be back.
Deadline says the 1960s-set flick, titled "Moon Rise Kingdom," centers around two lovestruck New England middle-schoolers who run away from home and the townsfolk who organize a search party to round them up. Along for the search are some Boy Scouts, their Troop leader (Norton), the town sheriff (Willis) having an affair with the runaway girl's mother (McDormand), and the girl's dad (Murray).
This lines up with last month's Playlist report that Anderson was seeking a twelve-year-old boy and girl to play the leads, so expect to hear those names announced soon. If they're unknowns, you may want to keep an eye on them as Anderson has launched the careers of some folks you may have heard of like Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman.
Expect the usual Anderson menu items like family strife, a cool '60s Britpop soundtrack (era-appropriate this time) and lots of world-weary deadpan performances.
Production is set for spring of next year, and the script was co-written with Anderson's "Darjeeling Limited" collaborator Roman "Francis is my daddy" Coppola, who together recently co-directed this wicked 60's-era Stella Artois commercial…