We don’t know a whole lot about The Grand Budapest Hotel – the next feature from filmmaker Wes Anderson – but we do have the scoop on a few actors who will be turning up in the director’s eighth feature film.
It’s probably not shocking to learn that Bill Murray is set to join the cast, given that he’s appeared in six previous Anderson titles. The actor revealed that he’d be reuniting with the filmmaker in a recent Vulture interview, where he states he’s “about to go shoot a movie with Wes Anderson in Germany.” This is good news as far as we’re concerned – Murray doesn’t make nearly enough movies for our liking and anytime he and Anderson team up is bound to be special. We don’t even care that all we know about the plot is that it’s “a European story,” we’re ready to line up now.
Murray wasn’t the only big-name casting addition to come to light today. Website The Film Stage learned that Angela Lansbury will also be involved in the film. The former Murder, She Wrote star says she’ll be playing “a woman of mystery.” She also adds that the role is a small one, with presumably less than five minutes of screen time.
These two new additions to the cast will join Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Owen Wilson and Edward Norton (who’ve all been more or less confirmed) when the film starts shooting in December. Other performers rumored to be under consideration include Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum and Adrien Brody. That’s quite the cast.
Needless to say, we’ll be keeping an ear to the ground for the latest updates on The Grand Budapest Hotel. Expect to hear more about Wes Anderson’s latest as we get closer to the film’s shooting date.