Moonrise Kingdom Casting in Rhode Island

Bits and pieces, but information about the spring shoot for Wes’ new film Moonrise Kingdom is starting to come in. A reader points us to this recent Boston Globe article that claims a casting office began posting notices for the film at the end of January in Rhode Island. The presumption is that the film will at least partially be shot there. This is supported by producer Scott Rudin moving all of his operations to New York to oversee a number of East Coast projects, including Wes’ film and Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young. The film looks to be moving along steadily for a spring shoot, and if you come across any info you’d like to share with us, let us know on Twitter, the forum, or in the comments below. See our previous stories, including the rumored cast here.

Putting “Fantastic Mr. Fox” Oscar Nominations in Context

Fanastic Mr. Fox and Oscar

This morning it was announced that Fantastic Mr. Fox received two Academy Award nominations, one for Best Animated Feature and another for Best Original Score. This is the second nomination Wes has received, after receiving a Best Original Screenplay nomination with Owen Wilson in 2002. But what are Fantastic Mr. Fox‘s chances come Oscar time? We’ll take a look at that and get Wes’ reaction to the nominations after the break.

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Mr. Fox’s Foes

Mean Bean

With the announcement today that  Jason Reitman’s new film Up in the Air is being  moved up to Thanksgiving, that got us thinking about what films will be vying for an audience when Fantastic Mr. Fox opens in the U.S.

After the jump, a breakdown of some of the films opening around Mr. Fox, and how we think they might affect Mr. Fox‘s box-office prospects. Continue reading “Mr. Fox’s Foes”