Focus Acquires Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

May 3, 2011


Focus Features has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Wes Anderson's latest, Moonrise Kingdom, and have released an official description of the film to accompany that announcement. You can already see the carefully constructed, slightly offbeat period uniforms!:

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, Moonrise Kingdom follows a young boy and girl falling in love. When they are moved to run away together, various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down - which might not be such a bad thing. Bruce Willis plays the town sheriff; two-time Academy Award nominee Edward Norton is cast as a camp leader; Academy Award nominee Bill Murray and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents; the cast also includes Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman. The young boy and girl are played by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward.

Finally, a dramatic yet fun and quirky examination of a hunt for missing children. I'm so sick of Law & Order episodes always insisting those end in tragedy and the conviction of a C-list celebrity guest star.

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