The Grand Budapest Hotel is Wes Anderson’s newest film which, as you may guess, features a large ensemble cast. Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori look to lead the cast that includes Saoirse Ronan, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric, Willem Dafoe, Lea Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, as well as Anderson movie regulars Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody and Owen Wilson.
The movie recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
I loved Moonrise Kingdom and thought it was a pure Wes Anderson movie with all his trademark storybook-esque visuals and directing style on full display. It looks like The Grand Budapest Hotel follows suit in that respect and looks like it should be a lot of fun. I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie when it hits theaters on March 7, 2014.
by Ben McBride
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