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Watch: Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Adrien Brody in Trailer for Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Watch: Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Adrien Brody in Trailer for Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Following yesterday’s release date reveal for Wes Anderson’s latest ensemble comedy “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Fox Searchlight has unveiled their first trailer for the film.

Here the official synopsis per Fox:

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” recounts the adventures of M. Gustave,
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.

Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Lea Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson all star.

Fox Searchlight opens the film March 7, 2014. Watch the trailer below.

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Dario Rosetti

Was the film shot in academy ratio?


The thing that scares me about this trailer is that it reminds me so much of Moonrise Kingdom, which was the first of Anderson's films that I outright did not like. I love Fiennes, Brody, and Ronan, but the casting of Norton (in what looks like almost the same role as in 'MK') and including yet more cameos from Murray, Schwartzman, and Swinton suggests to me that Anderson is having difficulty growing as a filmmaker, and this one might be the tipping point where everyone sees that. I thought The Darjeeling Limited showed tremendous dramatic range from someone who has been somewhat limited in that department as of late. I'm hoping this turns out to be more like that than Moonrise.


Looks like Anderson is trying to remedy what ailed Moonrise Kingdom: the lack of any real jokes, the result of which looks like it was written by the same guy who wrote The Hangover, and probably was.


Love how Finnes is playing a funny Steve Martin

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