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Ralph Fiennes Checks Into 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' as Angela Lansbury Checks Out

by Eric Walkuski October 10, 2012 @ 11:36 AM
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Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest' is trying its best to assemble an exciting ensemble cast. Already on board are Jude Law, Owen Wilson and Bill Murray, while the names of Johnny Depp and Angela Lansbury have been associated with it as well. Depp, however, was revealed not to actually be confirmed for the flick, and, sadly, it looks like Lansbury will have to head for the exit.
But fear not -- it looks lik "He Who Must Not Be Name," Ralph Fiennes, is coming in to save the day! Nothing says "whimsical comedy" like bringing back Voldemort, right?

Johnny Depp is Not in Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

by Jacob Hall September 29, 2012 @ 1:33 PM
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Way to go, internet! You jumped the gun on this one!
In all fairness, we were among the many sites that reported Johnny Depp being cast in Wes Anderson's upcoming 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' but it turns out that was far from confirmed. Mr. Anderson himself has cleared it all up for us: his film will have a great cast, but it will not include Depp.

Bill Murray and Angela Lansbury Are Officially On For 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

by Eric Walkuski September 25, 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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Peanut butter and jelly. Jack and Coke. Bill Murray and Wes Anderson. Some things are just meant to go together. Murray and Anderson have collaborated on six quirky films together (including the animated 'Fantastic Mr. Fox') and it would appear as though a seventh is in the offing. Wes Anderson won't be making 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' without his good luck charm, and apparently not without 'Murder She Wrote' legend Angela Lansbury!

Jude Law Says He "Pestered" Wes Anderson for a Part in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

by Britt Hayes September 10, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
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Wes Anderson's next film, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' is already amassing quite the cast, which is no surprise when it comes to the director's work. And now another name can be added to the list: Jude Law, who confirms that he is indeed starring in the film, and admits he "pestered" Anderson for a part in one of his movies for years.

Wes Anderson Eyes Ed Norton, Johnny Depp and More for Latest Untitled Project

by Britt Hayes July 9, 2012 @ 3:00 PM
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Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' is still in theaters, but the director is already back to work on his latest movie, an untitled European film project, and he's eyeing some pretty spectacular names to join the cast.

New Wes Anderson Short Film to Premiere Online?

by Jacob Hall June 2, 2012 @ 11:14 AM
Wes Anderson is back! Well, he didn't really go anywhere, but the director sure does take his sweet time between movies. His latest, 'Moonrise Kingdom,' is not only one of our favorite films of the year so far, it's breaking box office records, so pardon us for wishing he'd work a little more often. Anderson fans still waiting for 'Moonrise Kingdom' to come to their city (or those wanting just a little more of a fix) are in luck: the filmmaker is apparently premiering a new short film online next week.

Retro Rental: If You Like 'Moonrise Kingdom' You'll Fall in Love With 'Pirates of Penzance'

by James Rocchi May 24, 2012 @ 8:07 AM
Feature Films/Shepperton Studios
[Each week, inspired by what's in theaters or in the news or even just by random firings of neurons, 'Retro Rental,' by film critic James Rocchi, looks at an older film on disc or download that links up to the here-and-now ...]
Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom,' opening this week in limited release, is what we've come to expect from Anderson, the mind behind 'Rushmore,' 'The Royal Tenenbaums,' and 'The Fantastic Mr. Fox' -- somehow completely artificial and entirely heartfelt, loaded with dry punchlines that, somehow, bring tears to your eyes. The story of two 12-year-olds who embark on a runaway adventure of love, the entire film takes place on an Island called Penzance; that's not a name picked at random.

'Moonrise Kingdom' Review

by Jordan Hoffman May 17, 2012 @ 8:36 AM
Focus Features
'Moonrise Kingdom' is the most Wes Anderson movie ever made. Only 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' is less connected to reality, and that's just because foxes don't really talk. It takes place in an alternate universe nostalgic for a dozen different storybook childhoods, none of which ever existed, but are presented with a precision that bespeaks a world that is fully developed...somewhere.
It is mannered and preposterous, but hilarious, sweet, melancholy, invigorating and gorgeous to look at and to listen to. It is Wes Anderson's best movie since 'Rushmore,' though more confident and complete of a film than anything he's done. It is (deep breath before I say this) my favorite film of the year so far.