Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel Gets A Beautiful First Poster

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-10-14 12:48:38discussion comments
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The Grand Budapest Hotel Poster

We'll sadly have to wait until 2014 before we get to see the latest feature from writer/director Wes Anderson, the Ernst Lubitsch-inspired The Grand Budapest Hotel, but this week we're getting some early treats. IMDb has debuted the first poster for the new movie, and a trailer is set to premiere later this week.

What I really love about this poster is just how perfectly Wes Anderson it is. This isn't simply an illustration or photograph of the Grand Budapest Hotel, but rather what appears to be minature model sitting in front of a matte painting (featuring one seriously majestic looking deer). It's easier to see in the high-res version of the poster - which you can see right HERE - but it's clear that the title at the top of the poster is actually held up by the thin wire that comes from the roof of the building. Absolutely fun and beautiful work is on display here.

While the names aren't particularly meaningful without context, this poster also happens to debut some previously unknown character names. Until now the only character name we knew was Ralph Fiennes', who plays hotel concierge M. Gustave, but now that's no longer the case. Check out the full list below:

Ralph Fiennes as M. Gustave
F. Murray Abraham as Mr. Moustafa
Edward Norton as Henckles
Mathieu Amalric as Serge
Saoirse Ronan as Agatha
Adrien Brody as Dmitri
Willem Dafoe as Jopling
Lea Seydoux as Clotide
Jeff Goldblum as Kovacs
Jason Schwartzman as M. Jean
Jude Law as Young Writer
Tilda Swinton as Madame D.
Havey Keitel as Ludwig
Tom Wilkinson as Author
Bill Murray as M. Ivan
Owen Wilson as M. Chuck
Tony Revolori as Zero

Anderson fans will recognize that this cast is absolutely packed with stars who have worked with the writer/director before. In fact, less than half of this list is made up of actors who are only working with the filmmaker for the first time. Hopefully they enjoyed the production experience enough so that they will all remain options for future projects.

Anderson's eighth film, The Grand Budapest Hotel is set in Europe in the late 1920s and tells the story of a famous concierge (Fiennes) and his growing relationship with his young protégé. Fox Searchlight Pictures is already set to distribute the film and will have it in theaters sometime next year, but have not yet announced an official release date. Stay tuned for the first trailer later this week, and in the meantime enjoy this spot for the director's last work:
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