Moonrise Kingdom, the new Wes Anderson movie starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Francis McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Jason Schwartzman has a trailer out, and I don’t know what else a person could possibly need to know about it other than that cast. But in case you were worried, it appears to have everything we demand from a Wes Anderson project, including:
- Yellow text
- Center-framed shots
- Matter-of-fact line readings
- French music
- Vintage film stock
- Earth tones
- Quirky childhood romance
And of course, enough whimsy to power a thousand ukulele farms. Holy crap I’m excited.
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-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 more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.
Again, I don’t know what else you could possibly need to know about this to want to see it. I want to put that banner image in a turkey baster and squirt it up my butt while I sit in my tent listening to vinyl Rolling Stones in slow motion. Opens May 25th.