Asteroid City, the latest film by Wes Anderson, will be released in the United States by Focus Features in association with Indian Paintbrush. Universal International will distribute the picture worldwide, and this will be the pair’s second time working together after their previous collaboration on the Moonrise Kingdom. Adapted on a narrative developed by Anderson and Roman Coppola for The French Dispatch and Isle of Dogs, this picture will be written, directed, and produced by Anderson. The story revolves around a 1955 Junior Stargazing convention in a desert town that attracts participants from all around the country.
Chairman of Focus Features Peter Kujawski said: With ASTEROID CITY, we’re happy to bring Focus back into business with Wes and his producing partners throughout the world. We’re certain that the combination of Wes’ extremely emotive script and vision with the unbelievably brilliant collection of performers he has recruited will guarantee that ASTEROID CITY will be no different. Wes is a generational genius whose films enchant audiences across the world. Anderson, who most recently directed The French Dispatch, will produce Asteroid City with Indian Paintbrush’s Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson.
Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Tilda Swinton, and Bryan Cranston join Jason Schwartzman, who previously worked with director Wes Anderson on films including Isle of Dogs and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Additionally, Ed Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Stephen Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke and many others are part of the cast. Asteroid City is shaping up to be another intriguing picture from Anderson, despite the fact that the film’s massive ensemble makes it difficult to predict how significant a part each actor will play in the final product. Asteroid City’s release date has not yet been announced.
Summary of the movie
A lyrical contemplation on the purpose of existence, ASTEROID CITY is. While in a fictional 1955 desert hamlet, kids and parents from all across America gather to compete in academic competitions, rest and relaxation, humour, drama, and love stories at the Junior Stargazer conference.