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Bryan Cranston joins Wes Anderson's new film

The cast of Wes Anderson’s upcoming film is growing to such an extent that it’s beginning to eclipse the might of the ensemble of The French Dispatch, adding Bryan Cranston, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis and Jeffrey Wright. 

This quartet of acting talent is set to join Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Tom Hanks, Adrien Brody, Margot Robbie, Jason Schwartzman and Rupert Friend. Robbie’s involvement marks the very first time she has collaborated with Wes Anderson, having recently appeared as Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad as well as Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Just like Tom Hanks, who also collaborates with Anderson for the first time, Robbie’s role is believed to be a supporting one, though specific details are yet unknown. 

It also marks the first time the auteur has worked with Greenland’s Hope Davis and The Batman’s Jeffrey Wright, with Cranston and Schreiber both previously appearing in Isle of Dogs. 

Beginning production in Spain in August, Anderson’s latest film will maintain his collaboration between Bill Murray and Adrien Brody, with both actors having appeared in several of the director’s previous projects, including Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Isle of Dogs. Swinton, also due to appear in Anderson’s new film, revealed that despite shooting in Spain, “It’s not about Spain,” whilst, director Wes Anderson commented that he was “not ready to share any details” regarding the new film.

Though details are sparse about Anderson’s latest project, it is believed that the filmmaker originally planned to shoot in Rome, though later had to move to Spain, with sets resembling a train station and desert landscape having been erected in Chinchón, a small town outside of Madrid.

Meanwhile, Wes Anderson’s most recent film, The French Dispatch, which revolves around an American publication in a fictional French city, is set to be released later this year, on October 22.

Take a look at a sneak peek of the film below.

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