Focus Features to Distribute Moonrise Kingdom


Focus Features announced today that it has secured worldwide distribution rights to Moonrise Kingdom, the currently-in-production film from writer/director Wes Anderson (co-written with Roman Coppola).

The project is set to star Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman and is officially described as follows:

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, Moonrise Kingdom follows a young boy and girl falling in love. When they are moved to run away together, various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down – which might not be such a bad thing. Bruce Willis plays the town sheriff; two-time Academy Award nominee Edward Norton is cast as a camp leader; Academy Award nominee Bill Murray and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents; the cast also includes Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman. The young boy and girl are played by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward.

No release dates have been announced, but with production currently underway, Moonrise Kingdom could arrive as early as later this year.