As anyone who is even a casual fan of Wes Anderson knows, once you’re part of his crew, you’re there for life. The director likes to surround himself with willing collaborators who are easy to work with, and he has done a remarkable job of putting together an ensemble of players to call on that any fimmaker would envy. And no shock that he’s calling upon some of his regulars for his next film.
Jeff Goldblum (“The Life Aquatic With Zissou,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel“) spilled the beans that he’ll be joining Bob Balaban (“Moonrise Kingdom, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Edward Norton (“Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”), and Bryan Cranston (newcomer to Wes Anderson’s world) in the director’s next movie.
As we reported last week, Anderson is returning to the world of stop-motion animation, which he first employed on “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” for a new movie that will feature dogs as the lead characters. There are no other plot details, though Goldblum does say that he and the other actors will play a pack of dogs and it will be “Japanese-inspired,” whatever that means.
Pre-production is already underway, so fingers crossed for a 2016 release. [Nerdist]