Tilda Swinton will star in Wes Anderson’s next film, and the unnamed project will begin filming in Spain this fall. The new film marks the fifth collaboration between Tilda Swinton and Anderson, as she previously appeared in the filmmaker’s films Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Isle of Dogs. Swinton is also part of the ensemble cast of Anderson’s latest film The French shipping, which will have its world premiere in Cannes in July.
In a new interview with Variety, Swinton talks about the collaborations she’s worked with Wes Anderson over the years. She also confirms that her next role will be for yet another Anderson film, although no details have been given about the film’s part or plot. All that’s been revealed at this point is that the untitled film is set in Spain and production will begin in September. Chances are, Swinton will also be joined by an ensemble cast that includes many other notable talents.
“The people he invites are so spectacular”, Tilda Swinton said about the casts Anderson usually puts together for his movies. “It’s not always good for people to look like they’re having as much fun as we are. Maybe you should try to tone it down a bit.”
“I hung out with the Fonz!” She said about Henry Winkler, who worked with Swinton for… The French shipping. “They were there every day with their homburg hats, and we just sat on their knees and had so much fun. There’s always a surprise [in Anderson’s films].”
The French shipping, which will be widely released in October, starring Swinton as art critic, J.K.L. Berensen. Anderson wrote the part specifically for Swinton based on their time together on previous films. The pair had even talked about the character years before the film officially began development. Per Variety, Anderson called the part something that Swinton “knew immediately was more or less a part only she could play.”
Of the roles she chooses, which often include Anderson films, Swinton added, “I’m a cine nerd. I’m really, really, really dedicated to the cinema, and this is another thing that makes me so happy about it.” prospect of Cannes. These films that I have been privileged to make are cinema films – they are not made for television.”
The film is written and directed by Anderson, based on a story by Anderson, Roman Coppola, Hugo Guinness and Jason Schwartzman. Along with Swinton and Winkler, other big names star in the film, such as Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Frances McDormand, Lea Seydoux, Timothee Chalamet, Jeffrey Wright, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson. Other well-known talents such as Liev Schreiber, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Saoirse Ronan and Anjelica Huston also appear in supporting roles.
You can catch Swinton in The French shipping when the film hits theaters in the United States on October 22, 2021. There’s no word yet on a possible release date for the next project with Anderson and Swinton, but that production is slated to begin rolling cameras in September. This news comes from Variety.