There will be a 'Grand Budapest Hotel' cruise
Break out your twee swimsuit.
There will be a The Grand Budapest Cruise of sorts, with Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson on a week-long cruise that will include a screening of the film, as well as a Q&A with Anderson and cast members including Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman, as well as frequent writing collaborator Roman Coppola.
The cruise will depart from Brooklyn (duh) to London, and really seems like a missed opportunity for a Life Aquatic tie-in. Of course, celebrity cruises are nothing new: There are regularly boy band cruises, Broadway performer cruises, and random celebrity cameo-fests. But — on the heels of news that the New Kids on the Block will have a show aboard a cruise ship — we have to ask the question: Would you rather be trapped on a ship with the New Kids or the Budapest crew?