Two months ago we brought word that Wes Anderson was getting his next off the ground with uncanny speed.  The Grand Budapest Hotel continues its fast-tracked trek towards the silver screen and is scheduled to begin shooting in January.  What little we know of the project is that it is set in Europe (obviously), it is a more adult-oriented ensemble piece with Johnny Depp at its center, and that one of the characters is a psychic medium.  We were also given 8 actors (mostly Anderson regulars, but a couple newbies) that are on Wes’s wishlist for the film…

  • Bill Murray
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Angela Lansbury
  • Owen Wilson
  • Ed Norton
  • Jude Law
  • Willem Dafoe
  • Adrien Brody

You can now scratch three off the list.  Murray, Lansbury, and Law (sounds like a quirky law firm!) have all officially joined Depp on the project.  Lansbury’s role comes in the form of a “mysterious cameo”, but no word has been given on Bill or Jude’s characters.  Once again, Scott Rudin and Steven Rales are producing.

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