Bill Murray exits the new Wes Anderson movie because he has Covid

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Bill Murray exits the new Wes Anderson movie because he has Covid

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The Texan director and Bill Murray started working together in 2000. Photo Archivio Clarín

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If the information says Bill Murray will not participate in the end City of asteroidsthe next movie us andersonThis in itself is new.

Viewers know it well – and Anderson fans much more -: Wes Anderson’s film and Bill Murray in the cast go hand in hand.

Here are some examples to demonstrate: The fabulous Tenebums (2001), Aquatic life (2004), Journey to Darjeeling (2007), reign of the rising of the moon (2012), The Grand Hotel Budapest (2014) and the French chronicle (2021).

A stop in the filming of "Aquatic Life", in which Murray plays the marine researcher Steve Zissou, a captivating character.

A stop in the filming of “Aquatic Life”, in which Murray plays the marine researcher Steve Zissou, a captivating character.

At this point, the inevitable question is why? What happened? Did they fight? No, as confirmed Variety, the reason for Murray’s defection is that he has Covid.

Subtitles: outside Murray, inside Carell

The legendary actor joined the project early in its development, but is now in post-production, so seeing Murray’s name omitted from the latest cast list was a bit of a shock. Instead, Steve Carell was hired to replace Murraymarking for the first time the star of office works with Anderson.

According to Variety, City of asteroids is a “poetic meditation on the meaning of life” and tells the story of “an imaginary city in the American desert around 1955”. The key to the plot is everything that will revolve around the organization of the conference called Junior Stargazer, an event that aims to bring together “students and parents from all over the world”.

Steve Carell - here in his popular performance in "The Office" - will be the one who replaces Murray in the film.  AP photo

Steve Carell – here in his popular performance in “The Office” – will be the one who replaces Murray in the film. AP photo

But just as the absence of Bill Murray makes the news, like any self-respecting Wes Anderson film, its cast cannot miss a long list of actors who, even for brief cameos, cannot say no to Anderson.

The old and the “new”

Former regular collaborators like Tom Hanks, Ed Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Hope Davis, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber and Stephen Park They will be part of the big cast of the film.

Also Tony Revolori, the protagonist of Grand Hotel Budapest by Anderson, will also act. And we must also add “newcomers to Anderson’s world” like Maya Hawke, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Margot Robbie, Rupert Friend, Jake Ryan, Grace Edwards, Aristou Meehan, Sophia Lillis, Ethan Lee, Rita Wilson and Jeff Goldblum they will also appear in the star. studded and massive cast.

Anderson, at the premiere of "The French Chronicle" in Cannes, along with Bill Murray, among other stars.  photo EFE

Anderson, at the premiere of “The French Chronicle” in Cannes, along with Bill Murray, among other stars. photo EFE

And incidentally, the son of Francesco, Roman Coppola

The film, written and directed by Anderson from a story of himself and of Roman Coppola (son of Francesco)will have the collaboration of the director of The Grand Hotel Budapest with Focus and Indian Paintbrush once again, following his work on the 2012 Anderson comedy Kingdom of the rising of the moon.

City of asteroids is produced by Anderson and Indian Paintbrush founder Steven Rales – over the years, the company has played a significant role in financing Anderson’s films – and Jeremy Dawson.

At the moment, the film doesn’t have a confirmed release date yet, but considering they’re currently in the works, it looks like we’ll at least have this information sooner rather than later. As for a trailer, we may have to wait a little longer.

CJL

Source: Clarin

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