Could this be, in the indelible words of Humphrey Bogart, the beginning of a beautiful relationship? It certainly looks that way, after French actress Léa Seyodoux (Midnight in Paris) starred in the recent Wes Anderson/Roman Coppola short and is now gearing up for Anderson's forthcoming film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Seydoux will star in the film opposite...wait for it...Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Mathieu Amalric, F Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban and Tom Wilkinson. Wow, Wes, that's a record-breaking ensemble cast right there.
Here's a short synopsis from Screen Daily to give you an idea of what it's all about:
'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.
There's no release date yet so stay tuned. But hopefully – hopefully – it will be this year, if Wes sorts it out.
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