Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 by Angie Han
The four latest featurettes for Wes Anderson‘s Moonrise Kingdom don’t reveal much more about the actual movie than that last behind-the-scenes video did, but it’s still a pleasure to watch the cast and crew coming together. Especially when all the proceedings are narrated by Bob Balaban, in typically wry, gentle Anderson style.
The four videos focus on Anderson and stars Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Bruce Willis, as they shoot their scenes and goof off between takes. Turns out Anderson and Norton in particular are pretty adept at stone skipping, and Anderson was scared of Murray the first time they met. Watch them after the jump.
[via Trailer Addict]
Anderson’s distinct style has come across strongly in all of the marketing we’ve seen for Moonrise Kingdom so far, and these videos are no exception. As a fan, I’m totally charmed. And I love Balaban’s narration, which is a good thing since he’ll be doing much more of the same in the actual film.
Moonrise Kingdom has its world premiere this week at the Cannes Film Festival, and will roll out for a limited U.S. release on May 25.
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