First Poster for Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM

     March 8, 2012


The poster debuts for new Wes Anderson movies are almost as exciting as the trailer premieres. Each and every one of Anderson’s posters are works of art unto themselves, and the first poster for the director’s latest effort Moonrise Kingdom is no different. The one sheet eschews the film’s famous stars for its two young principal actors in an almost Grimm fairy tale-esque setting. The story centers on a young boy and a young girl who decide to run away together into the wilderness, and the madness of the community’s search for the pair. I loved the first trailer for the film, but if you’re not a fan of Anderson’s storytelling/aesthetic then Moonrise Kingdom isn’t likely to change your mind. That said, I can’t wait to see what Moonrise Kingdom has to offer.

Hit the jump to check out the poster. The film stars Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Jared Gilman, and Kara Hayward. Moonrise Kingdom opens May 25th.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Moonrise Kingdom:

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-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 more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.

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