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Wes Anderson New Movie To Feature Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson

Wes Anderson new movie — Just in time for Christmas, it was announced that filmmaker Wes Anderson is working on a new movie. This new information made fans ecstatic after the director went on a hiatus. Wes Anderson gained popularity for his films like Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Moonrise Kingdom. There are a few filmmakers whose work you could probably identify with just a moment’s peek. Wes Anderson is one of them.

Before the announcement, Anderson partnered with clothing giant H&M for a heartwarming Christmas advertisement. Get to know what to expect from his new movie which, based on his previous colorful works, will definitely brighten up anyone’s day.

Wes Anderson new movie is actually a fundraiser

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Rolling Stone reports that the 47-year-old director has begun filming a new animated movie entitled Isle of Dogs. The title is an obvious pun on the phrase I love Dogs. It will feature an all star cast, including Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Yoko Ono, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, among others.

While filming in London, Anderson also announced a fundraising contest whose proceeds will benefit “film preservation and restoration of The Film Foundation.” The grand prize includes visiting the set and getting an opportunity to be one of the voices in the movie.

The non-profit organization was actually founded by renowned director Martin Scorsese. Scorsese is known for his movies like The Wolf of Wall StreetThe Departed, and Goodfellas. In fact, Scorsese is currently working on Silence which will star Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, and Adam Driver.

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Wes Anderson new movie: Story and characters

Isle of Dogs puts the spotlight on Edward Norton who will play “one of the lead dogs” named Rex. Anderson said that Rex is actually “an important dog in the story,” as per The Verge.

The plot remains unclear for now, however, the same outlet reports that Isle of Dogs was actually “a previous title of a 16th century English play” that was banned for being too slanderous. Sadly, no copies of the play have survived for anyone to verify the claim.

Fans are certain though that there will be some Japanese element to the the movie, with stars like Yoko Ono, Akira Ito, Kunichi Nomura, and Koyu Rankin joining the cast.

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