Pick’n Flicks: Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom | In Theaters May 25


Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into 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 in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.

This film has an all-star line up of Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Jared Gilman, and Kara Hayward and Moonrise Kingdom was written and directed by Wes Anderson.

Why should you be excited for Moonrise Kingdom? If you were a fan of films such as The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Royal Tenenbaums, then you can obviously tell this is shot in a similar fashion. One thing that will be missing from this film that is not missing from any of his previous films is Owen Wilson. I am not sure how much he will be missed but this is the first of Wes Anderson’s movies that Owen does not have a part in. Who you can count on seeing is Bill Murray, Bill “F*CK’n” Murray! That is really all who matters right?

So far promotion is extremely limited for Moonrise Kingdom. The only website acting as an Official Page is Moonrise Kingdom‘s Facebook page. Their Facebook page has only a little over 900 Likes and there is also no contest or type of promotional push as of today. I am sure as we get closer to the release date, those things will change but for now it is really hard to find any more information about the film.

Let me know what you think!



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