And now the filmmaker is creating his team for the upcoming 'Moon Rise Kingdom,' and he's pulling together -- no surprise -- one gleaming roster.
Deadline reports that Bill Murray is (of course) leading the charge with an awesome collection of actors currently in talks: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton.
Written by Anderson and Roman Coppola, the film will be a sixties-set story about two kids who fall in love and run away. Obviously, none of the above players are the kids. Rather, after the lovers flee, the leaders of their New England hometown stick with the idea that they've disappeared instead, and try to search for them. Should everyone sign on the dotted line: Norton gets to play a scout leader who brings his scouts on the search, Willis is the town sheriff who is having an affair with the missing girl's mom (McDormand) and leading his own searches, and Murray will play the girl's father. That leaves Swinton, without a role mentioned -- perhaps she's the mother of the boy?
Whatever the case, it's always great to see Murray have fun in quirky fare, especially in Anderson's worlds, and it's high time McDormand joined the fold, not to mention the opportunity to see Willis play a --slightly-- more realistic man again. The film will head into production late Spring 2011.