There’s one thing we can say about filmmaker Wes Anderson: He’s loyal. He has an all-star cast showing up for his next film Isle of Dogs, which is set to be stop-motion animation, and some of his “regulars” will be returning to provide their voices, like Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum and Frances McDormand.
As well, there are some stars, not new to acting, but new to working under Anderson, joining the team, like Greta Gerwig, Scarlett Johansson and Bryan Cranston.
We mentioned Anderson is loyal, and it’s an understatement to say he’s talented (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenebaums), but he’s also silly, as we see in the below clip when he lists the rest of the cast. Somehow he leaves off someone we know and might look for in a Wes Anderson film, but that’s okay, because the actor pops up in the background to remind him (we even get a sneak peek of his character in the below YouTube screenshot):
This isn’t the first time Anderson has created a film using stop-motion. In 2009, stars including George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray loaned their voices to his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox.
There isn’t a ton of information on the Isle of Dogs, but Bill Murray chimed in on what to expect in an earlier interview with IndieWire’s The Playlist, saying, “[Wes’s] doing another, like a stop-motion animated kind of comedy sort of like Fantastic Mr. Fox. And it’s a Japanese story and I’m playing a dog. I’m very excited.”
And there you have it, Murray’s mini preview. Maybe that can be a new thing: Bill Murray previews films in three lines or less.
Anderson’s been popping up on the Anglo blog quite regularly these days. He just recently released a short film in the guise of an H&M commercial (Or is it the reverse? An H&M commercial in the form of a film…):
The Isle of Dogs is due out in 2018.
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