With production gearing up, it’s only a matter of time before all the casting for Wes Anderson’s next project, The Grand Budapest Hotel, falls into place. So far we have Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman on board to lead the European-set film and now another rumored name has been confirmed.
Speaking with the Southern California radio station KPCC (via The Playlist), Jeff Goldblum confirmed a re-team with his Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou director. Goldblum’s last major feature film role was in Morning Glory and the actor confirmed he’s set to venture off to Europe earlier, for another Roger Michell film, Le Weekend. Then after a brief stint with his jazz band, he’s back off to Europe in January, this time to Germany for Anderson’s film.
The actor was one of the initial batch of names — along with Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and Edward Norton, who have yet to be confirmed. There’s no details on his role, but we know the film takes place in Hungary about 85 years ago and is inspired by the work of Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch. The talented Goldblum has taken seldom feature roles the last few years, so I greatly look forward to what his reunion with Anderson brings.
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