Monday, September 24th, 2012

Wes Anderson Shockingly Casts Bill Murray in New Movie 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Ever since they first worked together on Rushmore way back in ‘98, Bill Murray has been a sort of good luck charm for director Wes Anderson, who hasn’t made a movie without Murray since. It’s no surprise that Murray just announced, in a recent Vulture profile, that he’s just been cast in Anderson’s new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which will be their seventh movie together and will see Murray starring alongside Johnny Depp and Jude Law, two newbies to The World of Wes Anderson. Hot on the heels of Anderson’s last movie, this summer’s critical and commercial hit Moonrise Kingdom, Budapest Hotel is set to start filming in Germany soon, but plot details are currently under wraps. Let’s just hope Bill Murray never stops being the Cliff Clavin to Wes Anderson’s Pixar.

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  • Pat Mongeau

    He's barely in Darjeeling Limited. His part is funny though because it's an homage to their constantly working together. Bill Murray's nameless businessman misses the train that the main characters get on. You're so used to Murray being in his films that you assume he'll get on the train and be a character. And if you're not a Wes Andersonian, you're just totally confused as to why Bill was there at all.