Wes Anderson and Ed Norton in EW

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.”

Read the rest of the brief interview at Entertainment Weekly .

Moonrise Kingdom to Open the 65th Cannes Film Festival

Well this is exciting news. Word has come in that Moonrise Kingdom will open this year’s Cannes Film Festival on May 16th in the Grand théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals. Last years festival opened with Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. A prestigious premiere for Wes’ film, and the first time any of his films have played the festival, though the opening slot is an out of competition one. We’ll bring you reports from the festival when the film premieres, along with the always entertaining press conference.

Vive Le France!

(via IndieWire)

Moonrise Kingdom Poster

The poster for Wes’ new film has arrived (via IMP Awards), click on the thumbnail above to view it full size.

It appears to be entirely painted, including the two young stars of the film. The poster features that same custom font designed by Jessica Hische, and as soon as we know who created the poster art we’ll let you know. What do you think? Best poster ever, man?

Update (03/08)

Thanks to commenter Filmkid for informing us the art was done by British painter Michael Gaskell. You can see some of his other work here. No thunderstorm paintings, alas.

New Moonrise Kingdom photos from Empire Magazine

From Empire Online

A new Wes Anderson film is always something to get excited about, and Moonrise Kingdom looks to be no exception. While the title might suggest that it’s a fantasy role-playing game, in fact it’s a star-studded story of young love. And a few new images have now hit the web to give us a clue what we’re in for.

The story concerns two 12 year-olds, Sam and Suzy (newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward), who fall in love during the summer of 1965 in New England. They make a secret pact and run away together – but a violent storm is building and there’s a frantic search to find them.

Bruce Willis joins Anderson’s ensemble as the local sheriff, Captain Sharp. Edward Norton plays a ‘Khaki Scout’ troop leader, Scout Master Ward. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand are Suzy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bob Balaban.

In other words, the cast is ace and these pictures suggest that it has all of Anderson’s usual quirky charm, as you’d expect with him directing and co-writing with Roman Coppola.

Moonrise Kingdom Trailer!

See it in HD at Apple.


The film will open on May 25th through Focus Features. Let us know what you think in the comments or in our Yankee Racers thread!

Moonrise Kingdom limited release on May 25th!

Focus Features will release Wes Anderson’s latest film Moonrise Kingdom in limited release on May 25, 2012.

That is all.

StudioCanal Will Distribute “Moonrise Kingdom” in France

Variety reports that the wonderful (and sometimes terrifying) StudioCanal has picked up Wes’ newest film for distribution in France. Focus Features will handle U.S. distribution sometime next year.

That’s it. No more story here.


(tip jexxica)

Pictures from the set of Moonrise Kingdom

Photos of Moonrise Kingdom filming in Rhode Island after the break (spoilers). Thanks to Rob Thorn at Newport Now and Dan Cutrona Photography.

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Moonrise Kingdom Quick Links

A few quick updates on the now-in-production new film from Wes.

  • -The Playlist, via The Film Stage has dug up some set-photos from the shoot, which you can see here.

-The pictures confirm that Harvey Keitel has joined the film, and Bob Balaban has also joined the cast.

-There’s now also a rumored release date of Summer 2012 through Focus Features.

We’ll of course have more for you as information is released.