Wes Anderson‘s latest feature film “The French Dispatch” made its Cannes Film Festival debut last week, and the filmmaker is already putting together the next project, as Tilda Swinton had recently confirmed her involvement.
Now, Variety is reporting another casting addition with long-time collaborator Bill Murray set to join the untitled film, which will likely consist of other Wes Anderson players from previous projects, as the filmmaker is known to do.
The untitled movie is reportedly set to begin production this September in Spain, but details, as usual, are scarce at this point ahead of production given that Anderson is extremely protective about what information gets out. It had originally planned on shooting in Rome, Italy, and decided to move things to Spain instead.
Bill Murray previously worked with Anderson on “Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Isle of Dogs,” and, of course, “The French Dispatch.”
This would make this new film the ninth feature film Bill Murray and Wes Anderson have worked together on. We’ll see how many more movies the pair will get to make and we’re dying to know if this upcoming one will indeed be a Western or something completely out of left-field.
“The French Dispatch” is expected to land in October from Disney and Searchlight Pictures, after being delayed due to the pandemic. The film’s story was developed by Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness, Roman Coppola, and Jason Schwartzman with Anderson mainly tackling the script.
The stacked cast includes Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Benicio Del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park, Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Owen Wilson, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, Jason Schwartzman, Henry Winkler, Bill Murray and many more.