Just as the trailer for Wes Anderson's Asteroid City dropped, with a release date of June 16th in the U.S., Deadline published a piece calling the film definitely Cannes bound. In fact, there is speculation Anderson's latest could open the festival on the Croisette.
Asteroid City stars a who's who of frequent Anderson collaborators and new favorites, including Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Stephen Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Tony Revolori, Jake Ryan and Jeff Goldblum. Goldblum isn't featured in the trailer and we imagine he may just be the alien in the story. Because, yeah, there is an alien in this pastel colored wild ride!
Asteroid City follows the itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) which is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.
The film's soundtrack is again curated by longtime Anderson collaborator, music supervisor Randall Poster and it features a cover of 'Freight Train' by American folk-music pioneer Elizabeth Cotten. Jarvis Cocker, of the band Pulp, is also featured in the cast, as a side character but also to provide musical relief. The soundtrack for the trailer, including in the film of course, also features 'Last Train to San Fernando' by Johnny Duncan.
Asteroid City is directed by Anderson with a story by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola and is produced by Anderson, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson.
The film will be released worldwide on June 23rd, and you can find more info on the Universal website.