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Screendaily bring word that Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide rights to Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ follow-up, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ and has come on board as co-financier. At this moment in time, the studio is understood to be exploring release dates either in late 2013 or 2014. ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ marks the first time Fox Searchlight has distributed an Anderson film since 2009’s ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox.’ It also released ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ in 2007. Anderson has said that the story, set 85 years ago in a Hungarian hotel, is partly inspired by the witty films of Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch (The Shop Around the Corner).
The stellar cast for ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ includes Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Wilkinson, Mathieu Amalric, F Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban and Tony Revolori. The new plot details revealed in Screendaily’s report is as follows: “The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.”
Debut ‘A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III’ Trailer – Starring Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman & Bill Murray
iTunes Movie Trailers has unleashed this first trailer for Roman Coppola’s fantasy comedy, ‘A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.’ Starring Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Katheryn Winnick, Aubrey Plaza, Patricia Arquette and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, the film is set in the 1970′s, where a successful graphic designer and ladies man (Sheen) is dumped by his girlfriend. Subsequently his life is thrown into a tailspin and he doesn’t know whether he loves her or hates her, wants her back, or never wants to see her again. He starts to suffer from nightmares, fever dreams of past relationships and hits rock bottom as he tries to recover from the recent breakup and tries to turn his life around. ’A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III’ arrives in cinemas on Febuary 8th.
Set in a stylized Los Angeles, A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles’ life falls apart, and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. With the support of his loyal intimates—Kirby (Jason Schwartzman), Saul (Bill Murray), and his sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette)—he begins the hard road of self-evaluation to come to terms with a life without Ivana. The film begs the question: Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time?
Inside the Magic has posted this first collection of images (below) from the set of ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ the account of Walt Disney’s twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers’ popular novel, ‘Mary Poppins’, and the testy partnership the filmmaker develops with the author during the project’s pre-production in 1961. Two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks plays Disney (the first time the entrepreneur has ever been depicted in a dramatic film) alongside fellow double Oscar-winner Emma Thompson in the role of Travers. Before actually signing away the book’s rights, Travers’ demands for contractual script and character control circumvent not only Disney’s vision for the film adaptation, but also those of the creative team of screenwriter Don DaGradi and sibling composers Richard and Robert Sherman, whose original score and song (Chim-Chim-Cher-ee) would go on to win Oscars at the 1965 ceremonies – the film won five awards of its thirteen nominations.
Boasting an incredible cast, Colin Farrell co-stars as Travers’ doting dad, Goff, along with British actress Ruth Wilson as his long-suffering wife, Margaret; Oscar and Emmy nominee Rachel Griffiths as Margaret’s sister, Aunt Ellie (who inspired the title character of Travers’ novel); and a screen newcomer – 11-year-old Aussie native Annie Buckley as the young, blossoming writer, nicknamed “Ginty” in the flashback sequences. The cast also includes Emmy winner Bradley Whitford as screenwriter Don DaGradi; Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak as the songwriting Sherman Brothers; Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Paul Giamatti as Ralph, the kindly limousine driver who escorts Travers during her two-week stay in Hollywood; and multi-Emmy winner Kathy Baker as Tommie, one of Disney’s trusted studio associates. ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ is directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Rookie) based on a screenplay by Kelly Marcel, from a story by Sue Smith and Kelly Marcel. The film is scheduled for a late 2013 release. Source: Slashfilm.
Variety bring word that Saoirse Ronan has nabbed the female lead in Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel.’ The director has said that the story, set 85 years ago in a Hungarian hotel, is partly inspired by the witty films of Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch (The Shop Around the Corner). Ronan joins the likes of Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman in the pic.
Saoirse Ronan was nominated for an Oscar at the age of 13 for her supporting performance in ‘Atonement.’ She’ll next be seen in Andrew Niccol’s adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling novel ‘The Host,’ Kevin Macdonald’s ‘How I Live Now,’ Neil Jordan’s ‘Byzantium’ and Geoffrey Fletcher’s ‘Violet & Daisy.’ ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ will be both written and directed by Wes Anderson, with the filmmaker re-teaming with producers Scott Rudin and Steve Rales. Their most recent project, ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ was a huge success both critically and at the box office this past summer. Look out for more details shortly.
Disney has announced that production has begun today on ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ the account of Walt Disney’s twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers’ popular novel, ‘Mary Poppins’, and the testy partnership the upbeat filmmaker develops with the uptight author during the project’s pre-production in 1961. Two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks will essay the role of the legendary Disney (the first time the entrepreneur has ever been depicted in a dramatic film) alongside fellow double Oscar-winner Emma Thompson in the role of the prickly novelist. Before actually signing away the book’s rights, Travers’ demands for contractual script and character control circumvent not only Disney’s vision for the film adaptation, but also those of the creative team of screenwriter Don DaGradi and sibling composers Richard and Robert Sherman, whose original score and song (Chim-Chim-Cher-ee) would go on to win Oscars at the 1965 ceremonies – the film won five awards of its thirteen nominations.
When Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Disney’s desire to bring her beloved character to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario’s concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers’ reflects back on her childhood in 1906 Australia, a trying time for her family which not only molded her aspirations to write, but one that also inspired the characters in her 1934 book.
‘Moonrise Kingdom’ is the new movie directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore). Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff, Captain Sharp. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader, Scout Master Ward. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bob Balaban; and introduces Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as Sam and Suzy, the boy and girl. In cinemas now, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ marks Wes Anderson’s first live-action film since 2007′s ‘The Darjeeling Limited.’
I know you’ve wanted to work with Wes Anderson for a while now. How did you first correspond with each other?
Edward Norton: I’ll take credit for initiating our friendship (laughs), because I wrote him a letter after I saw ‘Rushmore.’ It was full of appreciation for that film. Then, not long after that he saw me in a play in New York, and he wrote me a very beautiful letter about it. That sort of initiated a correspondence that we’ve kept up over the years – without actually seeing each other that much. It was one of those things, you hope and you wait and then something comes together. When he did give me a ring and say, “I’ve written something that I’d love you to look at a role in.” I just said, “I’m in!” He said, “Well, read it, it’s odd,” I said, “I don’t care, lets do it.” (Laughs).