Focus Features has bought worldwide distribution rights to Wes Anderson’s next movie, “Moonrise Kingdom.” It’s begun production in Rhode Island and its stars include Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Frances McDormand, with newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward.
Anderson directs “Moonrise Kingdom” from a screenplay he wrote with Roman Coppola. Focus Features International will start international sales on the title at this month’s Cannes International Film Festival.
Producers are Anderson, Scott Rudin, Indian Paintbrush’s Steven Rales and American Empirical’s Jeremy Dawson. Indian Paintbrush also executive produced and co-financed Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and “The Darjeeling Limited,” both also produced by Rudin.
Here’s the logline:
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, Moonrise Kingdom follows a young boy and girl falling in love. When they are moved to run away together, various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down – which might not be such a bad thing.