Bill Murray Offers a Tour of Moonrise Kingdom; Several New Alternate Posters Debut
05.22.12 by Ryan
After debuting at the Cannes Film Festival, Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom received glowing review after glowing review, saying Anderson was "at his very best" in this "very beautiful and funny movie about grief and sorrow." Moonrise Kingdom opens this weekend in the U.S. Those familiar with Anderson's previous work (Rushmore, The Royal Tennenbaums, The Life Aquatic to name a few) have a good sense of the kind of movie it is. Still, it's been hard to penetrate a marketplace dominated by sequels and big-budget tentpoles — more namely, The Avengers.
No wonder Focus Features had Bill Murray give a funny video tour of the production — guided, if you will, by spiced rum. Murray breezes through the cast — Frances McDormand, the "psycho" Edward Norton, the "tall and Scottish" Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and a "typecast" Bruce Willis — before taking a few digs at the movie's sets and Anderson's costume design and individual pant-length preferences.
Of course, what Murray doesn't discuss is the movie's plotline, which follows the search for two young lovers (newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who have decided to flee their New England town. What will bring audiences to theaters is the cast, as well as an appreciation of Anderson's cinematic design. To that end, ShortList Magazine (via The Playlist) has released several alternate posters for the movie, a few of which can be seen below.