Anderson Pastoral: Official 'Moonrise Kingdom' One-Sheet

Thursday, 08 March 2012 09:56 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Anderson Pastoral: Official 'Moonrise Kingdom' One-Sheet

Last week brought three handsome images from Moonrise Kingdom, the latest directorial endeavor from Wes Anderson.  Looks like those three stills were buttering us up for today's arrival of the first official poster for Anderson's first live-action feature since 2007's The Darjeeling Limited.  It's a good-looking poster that manages to brag on its formidable cast while still keeping classy, dropping names like Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bob Balaban.

Working with Robert Yeoman, who has served as his cinematographer since Anderson's 1996 feature debut Bottle Rocket, Anderson has developed a visual style favoring meticulously crafted, often static compositions that bring to mind the word, "painterly."  This poster takes that style to a natural conclusion, by which I mean to say it's a painting.

The official one-sheet debuted at Moviefone today.

The ensemble cast has all the big names mentioned above and in yellow cursive on the poster itself, the two actual characters represented amongst the mushrooms are played by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward.  They play two young people in a 1960's New England island town who fall deeply into prepubescent love and venture off into nature together.  The community of strange characters at large react by throwing together a search party to find the wayward youngsters before  massive storm hits the town.  The film is written by Anderson and Roman Coppola, who also collaborated with Anderson and Jason Schwartzman on the screenplay for The Darjeeling Limited.

Though The Fantastic Mr. Fox offered up a lot of stop-motion enjoyment, it's exciting to see a new live-action feature from the man behind Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.

Moonrise Kingdom kicks off a limited release on May 25th.

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