Several Actors Check into Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

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Wes Anderson's latest film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," is shaping up to be a very Wes Anderson film, complete with an impressive ensemble. Some of the latest to join the crowd are familiar Anderson collaborators, as he's nabbed Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Mathieu Amalric, and Jude Law to star in the film.

They'll join Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, and Saoirse Ronan, who were among the first to come aboard. These names have since been joined by Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Jeff Goldblum, and F. Murray Abraham, many of whom will be reuniting with the director (Owen Wilson is also rumored to drop by, which feels like a given).

Anderson had also tapped Angela Lansbury to star in a bit role, but she had to depart due to a scheduling conflict. Johnny Depp was also an early name attached to the film, but he never officially signed on.

Still, Anderson's cast is quite remarkable for a film whose plot details are quite scarce at the moment. It is known that "The Grand Budapest Hotel" centers "around the trials and tribulations of Mr. Gustave (Fiennes) who serves as the hotel's perfectly composed concierge."

Anderson has also revealed that the film will take place 85 years ago, that there's a "mind-reader character" in the script, and that it's a "Euro movie" in the vein of Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch .

The title also seemingly echoes "Grand Hotel," the 1932 Oscar-winning film that hovered around the tenants in a Berlin hotel (and, coincidentally, Anderson's film will be shot in Germany). Anderson has never shied away from retro and vintage styled films, so it wouldn't be too surprising to see the director recall that film as well.

When Murray was initially attached in September, he indicated that he would be headed to Germany to shoot the film "soon," but the film has yet to enter production.

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