Wes Anderson’s latest feature, Moonrise Kingdom, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last week to a wildly enthusiastic response, and now us commonfolk are nearing the chance to check the film out ourselves. The film opens in limited release this Friday, May 25th, and a new featurette has gone online in which star Bill Murray gives a tour of the Moonrise Kingdom under the influence of some tasty Sailor Jerry’s. It’s the kind of featurette that could only happen with Murray involved. Additionally, Shortlist Magazine commissioned a number of posters for Moonrise Kingdom that have turned out splendidly; there’s one done in the style of a record that I absolutely must have right this second.
Hit the jump to check out the featurette and posters. The film also stars Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Jason Schwartzman.
Here’s the official synopsis for Moonrise Kingdom:
Moonrise Kingdom is the new movie directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore).
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff, Captain Sharp. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader, Scout Master Ward. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bob Balaban; and introduces Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as Sam and Suzy, the boy and girl.
A Focus Features and Indian Paintbrush presentation of an American Empirical Picture .Moonrise Kingdom. Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton. With Jason Schwartzman and Bob Balaban. Introducing Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward. Casting by Douglas Aibel. Associate Producer, Octavia Peissel. Co-Producers, Molly Cooper, Lila Yacoub. Costume Designer, Kasia Walicka Maimone. Khaki Scout Marches by Mark Mothersbaugh, Performed by Peter Jarvis and his Drum Corps. Original Music by Alexandre Desplat. Music Supervisor, Randall Poster. Editor, Andrew Weisblum, ACE. Production Designer, Adam Stockhausen. Director of Photography, Robert Yeoman, ASC. Executive Producers, Sam Hoffman, Mark Roybal. Produced by Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson. Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola. Directed by Wes Anderson. A Focus Features Release.