Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson’s latest film “Moonrise Kingdom” is set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965. It’s a story of two 12 year old’s who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together onto the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off shore and the peaceful island community is turned upside down. Bruce Willis plays the local Sheriff, Captain Sharp, Edward Norton is a khaki scout troop leader, Scout Master Ward. Bill Murry and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bob Balaban, and introduces Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as Sam and Suzy, the boy and girl.
I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to director Wes Anderson about “Moonrise Kingdom” about working with an all-star cast why he decided to set this film in the 60’s, teaming up again with Roman Coppola on the screenplay, and casting new comers. “Moonrise Kingdom” is in select theaters now in NY and LA and will have a wide release on June 29, 2012.