Wes Anderson fans can rejoice, as the auteur director’s newest film, Moonrise Kingdom, now has a trailer online for your esteemed viewing pleasure.
For those who are not instantly sold by hearing the name ‘Wes Anderson’: Moonrise Kingdom centers around two young kids on the run, but the adult cast is pretty well-stacked in the acting department, featuring stars like Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Jason Schwartzman.
Check out the synopsis for Moonrise Kingdom below, followed by the trailer:
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 and Jason Schwartzman.
Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward play the runaway boy and girl (respectively), and truth be told, they are the more intriguing element of that Moonrise Kingdom trailer – more so than the deadpan adult hijinks that are Anderson’s trademark, at this point.
Personally speaking, something about the chemistry between Gilman and Hayward reminds me of the strangely humorous quasi-romance between Wednesday Addams and Joel Glicker in Addams Family Values. And I loved that movie.
As a confessed non-fan of Anderson, I have to, well, confess that some of his more recent work (Fantastic Mr. Fox and this film, specifically) have been more inviting than his earlier works. Count me onboard…for now.
Moonrise Kingdom will be released in foreign markets starting May 2012; it will come to the U.S. late that same month.