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We'll sadly have to wait until 2014 before we get to see the latest feature from writer/director Wes Anderson, the Ernst Lubitsch-inspired The Grand Budapest Hotel, but this week we're getting some early treats. IMDb has debuted the first poster for the new movie, and a trailer is set to premiere later this week.
What I really love about this poster is just how perfectly Wes Anderson it is. This isn't simply an illustration or photograph of the Grand Budapest Hotel, but rather what appears to be minature model sitting in front of a matte painting (featuring one seriously majestic looking deer). It's easier to see in the high-res version of the poster - which you can see right HERE - but it's clear that the title at the top of the poster is actually held up by the thin wire that comes from the roof of the building. Absolutely fun and beautiful work is on display here.
While the names aren't particularly meaningful without context, this poster also happens to debut some previously unknown character names. Until now the only character name we knew was Ralph Fiennes', who plays hotel concierge M. Gustave, but now that's no longer the case. Check out the full list below:
Ralph Fiennes as M. Gustave
Anderson fans will recognize that this cast is absolutely packed with stars who have worked with the writer/director before. In fact, less than half of this list is made up of actors who are only working with the filmmaker for the first time. Hopefully they enjoyed the production experience enough so that they will all remain options for future projects.
Anderson's eighth film, The Grand Budapest Hotel is set in Europe in the late 1920s and tells the story of a famous concierge (Fiennes) and his growing relationship with his young protégé. Fox Searchlight Pictures is already set to distribute the film and will have it in theaters sometime next year, but have not yet announced an official release date. Stay tuned for the first trailer later this week, and in the meantime enjoy this spot for the director's last work: