Fox Searchlight has today revealed a new viral website tied to the release of Wes Anderson’s latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Check it out by clicking here or on the image at the bottom of this page.
The site, the Akademie Zubrowka, reveals the faux history of the Republic of Zubrowka, home of the illustrious Grand Budapest Hotel! The Republic of Zubrowka possesses a rich heritage known only to the few who have thought to seek it out? until now. For the first time ever, you can explore the detailed political, cultural and artistic world of 20th century Zubrowka at the Akademie’s Historical Archive! Learn about the military coup of 1935, the involvement of The Grand Budapest Hotel and the roving cast of characters that make up its intricate past.
The film itself recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
Featuring an ensemble cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson, The Grand Budapest Hotel hits theaters on March 7, 2014.