Last year, we heard rumors that Wes Anderson was developing an animated film about dogs, and now we have the official announcement from the award-winning director.
He posted the video you see above on Monday to announce the cast and title for the project. Isle of Dogs will be Anderson’s second dive into animation. He directed Fantastic Mr. Fox back in 2009 and received lots of praise for it.
This new project is being filmed in England, and as we mentioned in the headline, it’s filled with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
“It stars Bryan Cranston. We’ve got a big cast. Bill Murray. We’ve got Jeff Goldblum. Scarlett Johansson is in it. We have F. Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Kunichi Nomura, Harvey Keitel. Two Akiras — Akira Ito and Akira Takayama. Koyu Rankin, Yoko Ono, Courtney B. Vance. We’ve got Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Bob Balaban. We’ve got Liev Schrieber.”
It would be difficult to not find at least one person you like in that impressive list above. No release date has been announced, but a few insiders believe it won’t be released until 2018, so we’ll be waiting a long time for this one.
The last film Anderson released was 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. It won a Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.