Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel Takes Place 85 Years Ago

So, Johnny Depp isn’t in the next Wes Anderson film anymore. But do you know what? It doesn’t even matter because look who is in it: Bill Murray, Jude Law, Ralph Fiennes and Jason Schwartzman with, possibly, some appearances by Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Owen Wilson. Jeez, Wes must be one of the most well-connected directors in town. Hook us up, Wes.

The latest news is that Anderson plans to have Grand Budapest Hotel, his 8th feature, set way back in the past. After Moonrise Kingdom, which was set in the 1960s, the director plans to travel back even further, to the 1920s, as he made clear in an interview with the LA Times: “it mostly takes place about 85 years ago."

In the same interview, he explained how the film is "inspired partly by Hollywood Europe, and also by some European writers around that time… like To Be or Not to Be, the Lubitsch with Carole Lombard, that Europe which is not made in Europe at all."

We absolutely love the films of Ernst Lubitsch and Rouben Mamoulian, so we’re right behind Wes on this one. How’s about you? 

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