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Jason Schwartzman To Work With Wes Anderson Again In Moonrise Kingdom

Ever since making his first feature film, Bottle Rocket, back in 1996, Wes Anderson has made a habit of casting the same group of actors in all of his movies. Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston, and Jason Schwartzman have all appeared in no less than three of Anderson's six movies, and now the last name on that list is joining the cast of his newest.

The Examiner Providence is reporting via The Rhode Island Film & Television Office that Schwartzman has officially signed on to play a part in Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. As reported back in November, the film already stars Murray (who has been in every one of the director's films since Rushmore), Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton. Set in the 1960s, the plot centers on a young couple who decide to run away together, but everyone in town is convinced that they require rescuing. The movie will shoot this spring in Rhode Island.

The pairing of Schwartzman and Anderson has yet to let me down, and I don't expect it will this time either. Now all we have to do is wait to see if the Wilsons and/or Huston want to join the party as well.

Eric Eisenberg
Eric Eisenberg

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.