In our opinion, last year’s Moonrise Kingdom was Wes Anderson‘s best film since The Royal Tenenbaums. A gentle coming of age romance, it had the same free-wheeling spirit and production aesthetic as his masterpiece but without much the willful wackiness of The Life Aquatic or cod sentimentality of The Darjeeling Limited. In fact, it was one of our favourite movies of 2012. But if this new trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel is anything to go by, Anderson’s next film might be even better.
Starring Ralph Fiennes as M. Gustave, the legendary concierge of the titular hotel, the plot concerns his relationship with the young lobby boy he takes under his wing in the period between the first and second World Wars. This being an Anderson film, it’s no shock to see his appearances from his regular troupe of actors. Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody are just a few of the names that grace the cast list. Considering how jaded we normally are with comedy trailers, it was pleasant surprise to find a number of laugh-out-loud moments in this two-and-a-half minute trailer.
There is no set date for its UK release yet, but The Grand Budapest Hotel opens in the US in March 2014