What if you could book your next vacation at a Wes Anderson-designed inn straight out of a snow-capped fairytale?
That’s the whimsical setting for the first trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel. It stars Ralph Fiennes as a charismatic, cougar-loving concierge Gustave H and Tony Revolori as his doting, lobby-boy-in-training Zero Moustafa. (The casting of Revolori, a relatively unknown young lead, is similar to the the casting of young lovers played by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward in last year’s Moonrise Kingdom.)
The trailer looks a little like the board game Clue, boasts the slow-boiling intrigue of Downton Abbey, and — an Anderson signature — has the color saturation of a Vermeer painting. But the technicolor order and humdrum of the hotel is disrupted when a guest is found murdered and all eyes point to Fiennes’ charismatic concierge.
In addition to the typical Anderson trailer treats, keep your eyes open for the stellar bold-face cast full of Anderson alums: Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Léa Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, and… well you’ll see for yourself. READ FULL STORY