BREAKING: Wes Anderson Approaching Depp, Wilson, Murray, Law, Norton And More For Untitled New Picture

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Wes Anderson is no dummy. And so, fresh off the success of Moonrise Kingdom, the quirky auteur is already hard at work setting up his next picture. True to typical Anderson form, Twitch has learned that it will be an ensemble cast and while the as-yet-untitled film - or, at least, title-as-yet-unknown-to-us film - will feature a number of Anderson's regulars there are also some intriguing new names in the mix.

While it's hard to say what stage of the process each of these is at at the present, we are told that Anderson is approaching a cast of Johnny Depp, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Angela Lansbury to star in the film.

Please, please, please let this be an Anderson-ized version of Murder, She Wrote. Because that would be kind of amazing.

Actual details on story - as opposed to silly speculation - and updates on the casting process as we get them.
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  • mightyjoeyoung

    "Please, please, please let this be an Anderson-ized version of Murder, She Wrote."

    Too bad Ernest Borgnine is dead...would have loved a quirky take on The Dirty Dozen (1967) or WW2 in general.

    But this sounds good.

  • Borgnine never having done a Wes Anderson film is a major missed opportunity, I totally agree. He would have been awesome ...

  • mightyjoeyoung would have been cool.

    But at least he got to do Simpsons, spongebob etc.

    Makes me curious about Lansbury....Go Anderson!

  • James Marsh

    Heh - I can just imagine the teary-eyed relatives and fans comforting themselves with "at least he got to do Spongebob" at Borgnine's funeral.

  • mightyjoeyoung

    Most people have never seen Emperor of the North Pole (1973), The Wild Bunch (1969) , From Here to Eternity (1953) etc. If twentysomethings would remember him it would be for Spongebob, Simpsons or maybe even Airwolf.

    I think it was Quint at AICN that had an inteview with him were he told this story about a group of young people who approached him and told him how much he loved his performance in BASEketball (1998) ...saying: “This is the greatest picture we have ever seen!”

    Borgnine won an oscar for Marty (1955), they probably never heard about it.

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