As if you haven’t noticed this already, the closer we get to the release of Moonrise Kingdom, the more news bits are coming out of the woodwork. Sometimes they’re extremely noteworthy and merit their own post, and sometimes they’re just little blips on the radar. This week, we’re starting a new weekly Friday News Round-Up to capture the smaller things around the web that we found interesting, but weren’t quite enough to stand alone:
First, from the AV Club, a great clip of Tilda Swinton as the Social Services administrator arrives to stock of the investigation of Sam’s escape with Bruce Willis as Captain Sharp and Edward Norton as Scoutmaster Ward. Embed via The Film Stage.
This is Suzy Bishop.
She likes stories with magical powers in them.
From time to time she goes berserk.
The Rushmore Academy is very proud to premiere this exclusive character introduction for Suzy, the dynamic female half of the Moonrise Kingdom adventure. Click through the photos below to learn more about her, and check out all of our Moonrise Kingdom posts right here.
Can you find the other six character debuts in the online scavenger hunt? Yes, yes you can at the sites below.
The new poster for Moonrise Kingdom was just released Friday and it’s quite a departure from the domestic poster. Looking very reminiscent of the official poster for The Royal Tenebaums, the entire cast is assembled for a class photo– the same photo released just a few days ago. Again featured is the beautiful typography of Jessica Hische.
Here it is:
(Click here to see the poster full-size.)
What do you think?
And the hits just keep on coming! 14 new stills from Moonrise Kingdom have been released, featuring Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman, Ed Norton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bill Murray, along with many campers. We’ve included three of our favorites below:
See the rest over at Collider.
The first details of the Moonrise Kingdom soundtrack have been released by ABCKO Records, the company that also released the soundtracks to The Darjeeling Limited and Fantastic Mr. Fox. The soundtrack, which is due to be released on May 22, will feature Françoise Hardy, Hank Williams, Alexandre Desplat, music performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, and classical composer Benjamin Britten, whose majestic choral opera “Noye’s Fluddes,” evidently “ignites the film’s young lovers.” No stranger to Wes Anderson films, Marc Mothersbaugh also contributes a track.
The soundtrack is available for pre-order on Amazon, but does not yet have a soundtrack listing.
Françoise Hardy’s Le Temps de l’Amour was featured in the first trailer for Moonrise Kingdom, so no surprises there. The mix of the French Yé-Yé with American country and classical compositions would be strange in anyone else’s film, but it seems quintessentially Wes.
Wes Anderson and Ed Norton recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly and gave a quick interview about Moonrise Kingdom. Ed Norton, who stars in the new movie as Scout Master Ward, offered this great bit about working with Wes:
What’s it like making a Wes Anderson movie?
“Actually, my character in the film is not dissimilar from the way Wes directs a film,” says Norton, who plays an earnest, let’s-do-it! optimist of a troop leader. “[My character] doesn’t have a shred of cynicism about him. He’s a real believer. It was probably the easiest gig I ever had, because all I had to do was turn to Wes and say, ‘How would you say this line?’ Then I would just imitate it. He’s a great person to work for and with. He’s really a lot of fun.”