Coming off his biggest box office and critical success in Moonrise Kingdom, a lot of eyes are on Wes Anderson's follow-up, The Grand Budapest Hotel. But rather than deliver another quirky coming-of-age tale, he's bringing his idiosyncratic style to a murder mystery set in Hungary pre-WWI. Can't get any more different than that.
After the teaser poster hit just a couple of days ago, the first trailer for the film has been released and it's definitely a Wes Anderson movie. Ralph Fiennes is M. Gustave, a legendary (and possibly psychic) concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel who along with his most trusted lobby boy (Tony Revolori) get mixed up in the theft of a priceless Renaissance painting after the death of a distinguished guest. The ensemble includes Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Lea Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson, an impressive gathering even by Anderson standards.
The Grand Budapest Hotel isn't likely to convert anyone into an Anderson fan, but those who are already down with him can check out the film on March 7th 2014.