Now that Owen Wilson has gotten all of the bad movie out of his system with You, Me & Dupree, he’s reteaming with good buddy Wes Anderson to take a trip to the Indian sub-continent in Darjeeling Limited. This will also serve as a helpful hiding place from violent Steely Dan fans.
Sadly Wilson is just starring in this one and not writing it. The last time Wilson didn’t co-write a Wes Anderson film we got The Life Aquatic, which was totally nice but missing all the magic of Royal Tenenbaums. And this movie has Anderson’s most deeply suspect writing credits yet – Anderson himself, Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola, aka the littlest Coppola. In talent. I have never seen him in real life. Or if I did I never realized who he was.
Wilson will play one of three brothers traveling through India, and I am going to go out on a limb and guess that Schwartzman will be in it too. I will also go out on these further limbs: a nation of starving people will never have looked so twee as in Djarling Limited, and that one Indian guy who Spielberg stole for The Terminal is pretty much guaranteed a major role in this one.
The film is supposed to get underway in December.