- Current Status
- In Season
- 100 minutes
- Limited Release Date
- Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan
- Wes Anderson
- Fox Searchlight Pictures
The first trailer for Wes Anderson’s upcoming snow-capped murder mystery flick The Grand Budapest Hotel introduced us to lobby-boy-in-training Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori) and his doting affection for concierge-that-can-do-no-wrong Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), until, well, he’s accused of doing something very, very wrong — seducing and murdering a wealthy octogenarian guest (played by Tilda Swinton, in full painted lip and liver-spot glory).
In the second trailer, released Thursday, we get a closer look at the vast cast of characters (and their facial hair) that populate the hotel and surrounding fictional winter-wonder hinterland. The title cards roll on like a who’s-who of Anderson alums, ingenues, and esteemed character actors — including Edward Norton, Tom Wilkinson, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Harvey Keitel, and more.
In Anderson’s tightly curated style, everything from typeface to hairstyle looms large, but he also breaks some new trailer ground by challenging whether there can ever be too many mustaches in a single less-than-two-minute trailer. The answer? Absolutely not. (I’m partial to Adrien Brody’s Salvador-Dalí-stache and Bill Murray’s maniacal-train-conductor fuzz).
Watch the second trailer below:
The Grand Budapest Hotel is reserved for a March 7, 2014, release.