Wes Anderson straddles a line between mainstream popularity and remaining an independent auteur. Given everything we can glean from the copious teases, trailers and interviews distributed over the last few months, his newest effort looks only to enhance his unique reputation. And with a fist full of Hollywood A-listers, it might also be his most popular film yet.
Still, a basic outline of the story has been a bit hard to pin down. Until now.
Start with this interview, where Wes discusses his vision for the film:
Someone put Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe in the same room. Strangely, no portal to another dimension… but we get some good insight into what it was like working on a Wes Anderson film:
And finally, distributor Fox Searchlight’s newly released featurette offers a solid outline of what the movie is actually about.
Update(Feb 25th): Here’s a bonus clip, which was just released today:
The Grand Budapest Hotel opens March 7th in limited release.
Materials copyright 2014, Fox Searchlight