Fox Searchlight has released the first poster and trailer for writer/director Wes Anderson’s star-studded upcoming The Grand Budapest Hotel. The film is set at the titular hotel, where a legendary concierge (Ralph Fiennes) takes a promising young employee under his wing to become his #2. If your a fan of Wes Anderson you will no doubt be appeased with the trailer that is loaded with the cult director’s signature style.
In a unique Anderson twist the film that is set over three different time periods and to help differentiate the changes, the flick is shot in three different aspect ratios, 1.33, 1.85 and 2.35:1. If you’re not an Anderson fan, run away from this but if your a devotee of Anderson’s filmography it appears we have another winner.
The cast includes Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Lea Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwarztman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson.
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.