Everyone seems to be buzzed about Wes Anderson’s next project which is said to be a post-WWII musical that will shoot in the gorgeous/quirky French city of Angouleme. Details beyond that are scarce but there have been reports of possible cast members over the last couple of days.
First, our friends over at ThePlaylist spotted a report from French outlet Agri79 that claims that Bill Murray, Adrian Brody, Tilda Swinton, and Owen Wilson would be part of the cast. It was then confirmed by French outlet CharenteLibre that Tilda Swinton is indeed officially onboard on the film. She previously worked with Anderson on films such as the Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
That second source also mentions that others such as Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, and Lea Seydoux are also rumored, these three have previously worked with Wes on various film and advertising campaigns. So, like with the others mentioned there is a history working with Anderson and are very likely joining the film.
Despite rumblings that Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh (Thor: Ragnarok) would be scoring the film. He has denied any involvement while speaking with DiscussingFilm in a recent interview. Mark has composed scores for Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic.
The two haven’t worked together since 2004 and Anderson has since pivoted to French composer Alexandre Desplat, who makes more sense for a project like this. Desplat’s scores include Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and most recently Isle of Dogs.
Trades haven’t exactly chimed-in about these castings, so we hope they will in the near future to confirm the rest of these names. I’ll certainly be excited to learn what this whole thing will be about.
SOURCE: AGRI 79 & CHARENTE LIBRE