As Wes’ next film Moonrise Kingdom heads towards its late Spring shoot, more cast members are being confirmed, and a Rhode Island casting agency has confirmed three actors for the film. As Deadline reported previously, Ed Norton and Frances McDormand will be among the sprawling, star-studded cast, and they’ve also confirmed Jason Schwartzman will have a role. The film will shoot in Rhode Island very soon.
Entertainment Weekly‘s Dave Karger sat down for a roundtable discussion with Wes, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray to talk about Fantastic Mr. Fox. The first part is embedded below, and it continues after the break. Unfortunately you’ll need to use the EW link to see part 3.
And for those who continue to see Mr. Fox over the holiday weekend for the first time (or second…or third) please stop by and leave us your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter.
Jason appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this past Wednesday to promote Mr. Fox and talk about stealing Jimmy’s moves. We’ve embedded the interview below, and you can watch the full episode at Hulu.
Schwartzman elaborates on his use of music in preparing for his roles, his appreciation for great writing, and working with Sofia Coppola and Wes Anderson. He also discusses his character in Bored to Death, a Brooklyn-based lovelorn writer-turned-private detective.
You can stream the show and download a podcast of it at KCRW’s website, where you can also listen to past shows with Wes Anderson (1999, 2002, 2004) and Noah Baumbach among many other great filmmakers. (KCRW also talked to Jason about some of his favorite songs last year, you can listen to that here.)
HBO has made the first episode of it’s new series Bored to Death available on Comcast for free. We’re assuming it’s U.S. only, but we thought we’d pass it along anway. Unfortunately the embed doesn’t seem to be working so you’ll have to go over there to see it.
The show premieres on HBO September 20th at 9:30pm ET.