Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Moonrise Kingdom SynopsisSet on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.
Moonrise Kingdom Release Date
In Theaters May 25, 2012
Moonrise Kingdom Credits
Starring: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman, Harvey Keitel, and Bob Balaban
Written by: Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Produced by: Wes Anderson, Molly Cooper, Jeremy Dawson, Sam Hoffman, Octavia Peissel, Steven M. Rales and Scott Rudin
Distributor: Focus Features
External Info: Moonrise Kingdom Official Website
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