Wes Anderson Eyeing Ensemble Cast Including Johnny Depp, Bill Murray, Edward Norton and More

     July 9, 2012


With Moonrise Kingdom still in theaters, quirky director Wes Anderson is already putting together a dream cast for his next film.  The as-of-yet-untitled picture would feature an ensemble that could include Johnny Depp, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Angela Lansbury. Murray and Norton currently star in Moonrise Kingdom, while Wilson is a regular in the director’s films.  Depp, Law and Lansbury would all be first time additions to an Anderson picture.  Brody starred in The Darjeeling Limited and Dafoe previously voiced a character in Anderson’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox.  Details, via Twitch, are short at the moment and it’s unclear as to what state any of these casting negotiations are currently in.  We will update as more news becomes available.

  • Scott

    Goldblum was in Life Aquatic.

    • Barrett

      So was Dafoe

  • luke

    First time? Goldblum? Did you not see The Life Aquatic??

  • Chris DeLucia

    I believe Goldblum was in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Nonetheless, awesome cast. I thought Moonrise Kingdom was fantastic.

  • A-Man

    “Depp, Law, GOLDBLUM and Lansbury would all be first time additions to an Anderson pictures.”
    Are you kidding me?

    How could you forget about Zissou, maaaaaaan?
    Jeff Goldblu-man is the nuts in that!

  • Duane

    I’m getting the sneaking suspicion that someone has yet to watch The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

  • Kingsley Zissou

    Boy, you guys amaze me with some of your editorial screw ups.

    Both Goldblum & Dafoe were in The Life Aquatic.

    • dickgeek

      “Thanks a lot, for not picking me” – William Dafoe

      • Bowlofships

        But you’re the B-Squad Leader…

    • SuperCuteThunderKittenKisses

      Dafoe was awesome in Life Aquatic. Glad someone recognized that omission! It’s one of my all time favourite movies.

  • sloan

    YEAH! And Willem Dafoe was also in zissou! Rent it this week Dave, you might actually like it. And if you don’t, well then fuck you, lol. Just kidding. But seriously.

    • Dave Trumbore

      Good advice. I do like Anderson’s other flicks but haven’t seen The Life Aquatic. Will remedy that soon.

  • Ray

    I’m not a fan of Wes Anderson’s style, but if Johnny Depp is in, I’m watching it.

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