Bill Murray to Be in New Wes Anderson Film: Moonrise Kingdom

Although this isn’t a Bill Murray Story per se, I wanted to share this in case you hadn’t already heard. Bill Murray is among those cast in the latest Wes Anderson film, Moonrise Kingdom, which is set to be released on May 16 in France and May 25 in the United States. It will (presumably) be released elsewhere at a later date.

In addition to Mr. Murray, the cast includes Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, and Frances McDormand, to name a few. It looks like the role Mr. Murray is playing is sure to be another one of the legendary Wes Anderson characters he is known for. Watch the trailer below and you’ll see what I mean.

I am most certainly going to be seeing this the day it comes out. The music featured in the above trailer is Songs From Friday Afternoons, Op. 7: "Cuckoo!"; the excellent soundtrack is yet another reason to see Moonrise Kingdom.

Update: I saw this movie a couple times in theaters – I enjoyed it that much. Although it’s no longer showing, you can still get it on DVD/Blu-ray, or even watch it right now over at Amazon Instant.