Wes Anderson‘s films have always had his unique stamp, but as of late, the director, seems to be getting more and more precise with his rigid, immaculate design. The case for this style has never been stronger than his latest work, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which tells a story within a story within a story within a story. Our review of the intricately designed caper spanning multiple generations will be arriving shortly, but for those that want a peek behind his process, today brings an extended look at the production.
In two separate b-roll videos, we can first see Anderson interacting with his cast in his elaborately designed title location, then the second video dives more into the surroundings and props. Led by Ralph Fiennes and newcomer Tony Revolori, the cast also includes F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson.
Check out the footage below, along with a roll-out schedule for the film:
MARCH 7, 2014
NEW YORK, NY
AMC Lincoln Square 13, New York, NY
Union Square Stadium 14, New York, NY
LOS ANGELES, CA
The Landmark, Los Angeles, CA
Arclight Hollywood, Hollywood CA
MARCH 14, 2014
RED BANK, NJ
KEW GARDENS, NY
SHERMAN OAKS, CA
LA JOLLA, CA
SAN DIEGO, CA
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SAN JOSE, CA
SAN RAFAEL, CA
PALO ALTO, CA
Additional cities to follow, unveiled here.
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
The Grand Budapest Hotel opens on March 7th.