Bill Murray has likely revealed the new name of the latest Wes Anderson film to the public. The project is titled Asteroid City and will include the usual cast of characters favored by Wes Anderson.
He also commented a bit about more details about the film at the BFI London Film Festival, screening of their most recent creative collaboration, The French Dispatch.
Murray said “We’re shooting it in Spain, about 45 minutes from Madrid. It’s fun out there, we’re having a nice time. That’s what we do in showbusiness – we just say the name and people will clap. It has no meaning whatsoever… I flew in from Spain. I want to get my money’s worth.”
One can only wonder, what masterpiece will the maestro create this time. The sheer brilliance of that fact is for a director like Wes Anderson the ability to produce incredible art forms is something truly remarkable.
Astonishingly this would count as Bill Murray’s tenth collaboration with Wes Anderson and as time passed he never ever missed an opportunity to work with the maestro.
His first appearance in an Anderson film came in 1998’s Rushmore, Asked if he deliberates about working with the filmmaker each time he’s offered a role, Murray said, “There are certain people you don’t take their calls; and there are certain people you just say, ‘OK, yeah’. He’s one of those.”
That itself explains the beauty of everything that encompasses the world of filmmaking. There is a bond, where art is not just for art’s sake it’s a matter of creativity, the ability to let your tongue run wild under the sun and the shackles of intellectual dishonesty are broken.
While plot details for Asteroid City are slim, previously cited sources as saying “that the cast for this one is larger than most other Anderson films.” Regular Anderson collaborators such as Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Bryan Cranston, Jeffrey Wright, Scarlett Johansson, Jason Schwartzman, and Tony Revolori are involved, while the heavy-hitting newcomers include Margot Robbie and Tom Hanks. The film also features Rupert Friend, Hope Davis, Liev Schreiber, and Matt Dillon. All golden eggs in one basket, indeed an important creation to behold.
Tilda Swinton said that the film is being shot and made in Spain however it isn’t about Spain itself. But first, fans of Anderson’s singular cinema will be treated to The French Dispatch, which after premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival will be released on October 22. All we can hope is the surprise never ceases to exist as in the terms of everything.