Focus Features has just released the first trailer of the highly anticipated ‘Asteroid City.’ Written and directed by the Oscar-nominated Wes Anderson, it promises yet another colorful, whimsical, and fascinating work filled with a massive ensemble cast.
Known for his works like The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom, Asteroid City marks the 11th film in the filmmaker’s oeuvre. Set in the 1950s, it follows a fictional desert town in America. The narrative revolves around the events at a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention that is organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition.
However, several ‘disruptive, world-changing events’ occur in this town that makes the government quarantine its inhabitants. Jason Schwartzman, Wes Anderson’s regular collaborator, stars as a father stuck in this town with his four children. While he hopes his father-in-law (played by Tom Hanks) tries to help them find a way out, he develops a strong bond with a renowned actress (played by Scarlett Johansson).
The new trailer promises a film drenched in his usual style of immaculate symmetrical frames, pastel-colored production, wry humor, and a star-studded cast that is bound to make any of the director’s fans ecstatic.
Besides Scarlett Johansson, Jason Schwartzman, and Tom Hanks, the cast of Asteroid city includes Hong Chau, Hope Davis, Margot Robbie, Steve Carell, Maya Hawke, Jeffrey Wright, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Bryan Cranston, Tilda Swinton, Fisher Stevens, Rupert Friend among the other actors. Like his previous film, ‘The French Dispatch,’ it also follows an anthology of three different stories.
Asteroid City is written by Anderson with his frequent collaborator Roman Coppola. Besides, this marks yet another collaboration with the cinematographer Robert D Yeoman and music director Alexandre Desplat.
Asteroid City is set to be theatrically released on June 23.