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Wes Anderson adds Jason Schwartzman to the cast of MOONRISE KINGDOM

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
March 23rd, 2011

Way back in November of last year, we reported that Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton were attached to Wes Anderson's next film, MOONRISE KINGDOM, co-written with his DARJEELING LIMITED scribe, Roman Coppola. Now Anderson is adding a familiar face to that line-up.

Jason Schwartzman - who Anderson launched the career of in 1998 with RUSHMORE - has joined the '60s-era film about two young lovers that run away and in the process cause the town to go into a frenzy believing they've gone missing. This would be the fourth time the duo will have worked together.

Though most of his films have a timeless quality to them, this will be Anderson's first period film as well as the first film to feature Willis, Norton, McDormand, and Swinton. Check out the official synopsis after the break.

"[The film] 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."

Source Rushmore Academy

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