Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel Adds Tilda Swinton And Harvey Keitel

Tilda Swinton and Harvey Keitel had small but important roles in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, but apparently they had a great time working on the project because they are getting set to do more with the writer/director. Both actors, along with Quantum of Solace villain Mathieu Amalric, have been confirmed for roles in The Grand Budapest Hotel, Anderson's latest film, which is currently gearing up for production.

The news came up in a chat that The Hollywood Reporter recently had with the filmmaker, in which he have a full rundown of the major stars that are set to be in his next movie. In the interview he also mentioned Ralph Fiennes, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, F. Murray Abraham, Jude Law, Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Owen [Wilson], and Saoirse Ronan as being aboard the project. The film will be the first Anderson has made set in Europe (his only other international film is The Darjeeling Limited) and will be mostly set in the 1920s (making it his first period piece).

There are very few story details available, but it's been said that the story follows a composed concierge (Fiennes) as he deals with the mounting chaos at his hotel. The director has said that the tone will resemble Ernst Lubitsch films such as To Be or Not To Be and The Shop Around the Corner - going for a Hollywood Europe vibe. The movie is currently being targeted for a release date in 2014 with filming set to begin next year.

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