There are a lot of things that make Wes Anderson’s movies instantly recognizable. The attention to minor details are constant, and the soundtracks filled with pop songs from the ’60s and ’70s also let you know that you’re seeing one of his idiosyncratic movies.
Of course, one of the surest signs is that Bill Murray is on-screen. Despite missing out on Anderson’s debut film, Bottle Rocket, Murray has appeared in every single picture by the acclaimed director. That includes starring roles in Rushmore and The Life Aquatic, as well as a short cameo in The Darjeeling Limited and a voice in The Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Fans of Anderson-Murray team-ups shouldn’t worry about the next collaboration, as IndieWire reports it’s in the works. The Grand Budapest Hotel has yet to begin filming, but Bill Murray will certainly be a part of it. What’s more, he’ll be joining a cast that alledgely includes former Anderson players Jeff Goldblum, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody and Willem Dafoe, as well as newcomers Angela Lansbury, Johnny Depp and Jude Law.
No word yet on what the picture is about, but knowing Wes Anderson, it’ll probably have a lot to do with families, whimsy and self-realization — as well as close-up shots of lovingly designed objects.