Some set photos from the latest Wes Anderson movie Moonrise Kingdom have surfaced online. If you’re wondering why Edward Norton is ridiculously dressed as a camp counselor, then Focus Feature’s press release on the film could be of some help. Official word on what the film is going to be is as follows:
“Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, Moonrise Kingdom follows a young boy and girl falling in love. When they are moved to run away together, various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down – which might not be such a bad thing. Bruce Willis plays the town sheriff; two-time Academy Award nominee Edward Norton is cast as a camp leader; Academy Award nominee Bill Murray and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents; the cast also includes Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman. The young boy and girl are played by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward.”
From the looks of things, the scene we’re looking at here is one that takes place at that camp that Norton’s character leads. Or maybe Norton is just dressed like a pervert out in the woods. Either way, I’m an unabashed Anderson fanboy, so I can’t wait to be able to see this one. And while I’m always happy to see him reteam with the old standbys like Schwartzman and Murray, it’s cool to see him working with so many interesting actors that he hasn’t used before. The opportunity to watch Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand play a couple of those uniquely Anderson quirky yet damaged characters is enough to get me excited about this film’s release alone. Add in the fact that the press release has missed that Harvey Keitel is also in the film and I’m over the moon. That’s one extraordinary cast.