Wes Anderson has been gathering a great cast for his upcoming film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. He’s brought back regulars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, added new faces with Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, and now another welcome addition has joined the picture. Variety reports that Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan is set to play the female lead in the period picture, which takes place in 1927 in a Hungarian hotel (the title is not misleading). Plot details are scarce, but the movie is reportedly in the vein of the films of Billy Wilder (The Apartment) and Ernest Lubitsch (The Shop Around the Corner). Filming is set to being in Germany early next year.
Ronan is a terrific addition to any cast due to her versatility, and I’m eager to learn more about her role in Anderson’s movie. Ronan is also attached to lead the historical drama Mary Queen of Scots, and she’ll next be seen in The Host, which opens March 29, 2013.