An exclusive glimpse at ''Rushmore'' director Wes Anderson's fantastic Indian voyage starring Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, and Owen Wilson

By Gregory Kirschling
Updated June 26, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

Word circulating on the Web about The Darjeeling Limited (out this fall) is that it follows three brothers who trek through India to find an albino tiger that’s actually their reincarnated father. And given that this is a picture from director Wes Anderson — whose last film, The Life Aquatic, followed a dude looking for the shark that ate his friend — that setup seems entirely possible. Or not. ”You can’t trust what you read on the [gossip sites],” Anderson says of Darjeeling, which he admits is ”more raw” than his previous ventures. ”[They] take various elements from the movie and distort them. They’re not searching for a tiger.” Instead, the estranged trio (Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, and Owen Wilson) take a train through the subcontinent because ”one of them organized this spiritual journey for them to bond” after the death of their dad. Says Anderson: ”But it really just turns into a bender.”