Jeff Goldblum Added To Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel

Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park 1993
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Wes Anderson must create one hell of a family-like atmosphere when he's making a movie. Despite most of his movies being about dysfunctional people and groups, he has be reteaming with castmembers for the length of his career, with each new project bringing new names into his clique. He has shown a great affinity for working with actors like Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, but it's even great when performers from only one of the director's previous film's decides to come back to the fold. Such is the latest case in the developing Grand Budapest Hotel.

While talking about his role in the play Seminar, which is currently on Broadway, Jeff Goldblum revealed to SCPR that he is set to reunite with Anderson in the filmmaker's latest project. Unlike Murray, who has starred in six of Anderson's movies - and is attached for Grand Budapest Hotel as well, Goldblum has only appeared previously in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. In that film he played Alistair Hennessey, Zissou's nemesis whom they end up saving.

The actor is only the latest star to join the new film, with Murray, Schwartzman, Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law Saoirse Ronan and Angela Lansbury all aboard. Anderson has said that the movie will be set in the late 1920s and inspired by the Hollywood interpretation of Europe and the films of directors like Ernst Lubitsch. Goldblum says that he will join the film's production in Germany in January.

Goldblum has been doing a good amount of television recently, appearing on shows like The League, Portlandia, Allen Gregory, and Glee.

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