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Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, and more to star in Wes Anderson’s MOON RISE KINGDOM?

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
November 10th, 2010

Since his first feature with 1996's BOTTLE ROCKET, auteur Wes Anderson has always been known for attracting quite the cast of character actors and awesome ensembles. It seems that his next film, MOON RISE KINGDOM, will be no different.

Deadline is reporting that the likes of Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton are circling the film, which the director co-wrote with his DARJEELING LIMITED scribe, Roman Coppola.

According to the source, KINGDOM is "set in the 60s. Two young adults fall in love and run away. Leaders in their New England town are sticking the idea that they've disappeared and go in search of them. Norton will play a scout leader who brings his charges on a search. Willis is in talks to play the town sheriff who’s also looking, and who is having an affair with the missing girl’s mother, the role McDormand is in talks to play. Murray, a regular in Anderson films, will play the girl's father, who has his own issues."

If this synopsis is in fact accurate, the film would set precedents for Anderson in a few ways. Obviously, it would be his first period piece (although I don't think many would disagree that all his films have a sort of vintage, yet timeless quality). It would also be the first Wes Anderson film to feature any of the above actors, minus Murray.

So, what's your favorite ensemble from a Wes Anderson film?

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