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Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel Could Be Out This Year, Plot Synopsis Revealed

For the first time in Wes Anderson's career, it looks like we may get films in back-to-back years from the Moonrise Kingdom director. While it was originally thought that we wouldn't be seeing the filmmaker's next movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, until 2014, apparently plans may have changed.

Screen Daily has learned that Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the new ensemble comedy, and while nothing has been made official yet, the site reports that the studio is currently considering releasing the film sometime in late 2013. The indie subsidiary has previously worked with Anderson before, having previously released both The Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Darjeeling Limited.

But that's not all. The report also has the first detailed description of what the movie is actually about, providing the following synopsis:

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé.The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

The film's amazing cast includes Ralph Fiennes as the concierge as well as Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Wilkinson, Mathieu Amalric, F Murray Abraham, and Bob Balaban.

Stay tuned for more updates about The Grand Budapest Hotel as we learn them!

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.