Moonrise Kingdom

(2012)

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.

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Screenplay Featurette

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Screenplay Featurette

Moonrise Kingdom writers Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola are vying for the Best Original Screenplay Oscar at the 85th Annual Academy Awards next month. Focus Features has released an extended featurette that explores the origin of this story. For instance, Wes Anderson was working on the script for a year before bringing Roman Coppola on board. We also hear from actors Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwartzman, who speak highly of Wes Anderson and the way he crafts a story. Take a deeper look inside Moonrise Kingdom with this behind-the-scenes featurette.

Moonrise Kingdom was released May 25th, 2012.

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‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Launches Interactive Oscar Nominated Screenplay

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Launches Interactive Oscar Nominated Screenplay

Last week, Moonrise Kingdom writers Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola were nominated in the 85th Annual Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay category. To celebrate this achievement, Focus Features has released an innovative interactive screenplay, which features photos of the cast, excerpts from the screenplay, and even a full map of New Penzance Island. Click on the photo below to explore Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola's whimsical world of Moonrise Kingdom.

Moonrise Kingdom was released May 25th, 2012.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jason Schwartzman Talks ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Blu-ray!

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Schwartzman Talks ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Blu-ray!

One of our favorite films of the year, director Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today, October 16th. To celebrate, we caught up with actor Jason Schwartzman, who plays a small but important role as a Khaki Scout troop leader responsible for bringing together the film's two leads, Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward, in this romantic and magical coming-of-age adventure for the whole family.

We didn't have much time with Jason, so we quizzed him with 'yes' and 'no' questions, only occasionally straying off topic. Here is our conversation, sold short and sweet just like the movie itself.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ 'Come and Get Me' Clip

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ 'Come and Get Me' Clip

One of the best movies of the year, director Wes Anderson brings his capativating coming-of-age adventure Moonrise Kingdom to Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and Stand Alone DVD on October 16th. We love this movie, and to celebrate its home arrival, we have an exclusive clip for you. Watch as young star Jared Gilman runs to join his true love, played by Kara Hayward, while being aggressively pursued by a gang of angry Khaki Scouts.

Moonrise Kingdom was released May 25th, 2012.

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‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut October 16th

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Blu-ray and DVD Debut October 16th

A star-studded and visually stunning box office hit, and a tale of first love directed by two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rushmore), Focus Features' Moonrise Kingdom will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with UltraViolet, on DVD, On Demand and on Digital Download on October 16, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom follows two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore - and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way.

Charming screen newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward star alongside Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Academy Award nominees Edward Norton (American History X) and Bill Murray (Lost In Translation), Academy Award winners Frances McDormand (Fargo) and Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton), Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), and Bob Balaban (Gosford Park). Moonrise Kingdom is a movie that critics are calling "extraordinary from start to finish" (Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies).

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EXCLUSIVE: Wes Anderson and the ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Cast Interviews

As Moonrise Kingdom continues to roll out in select theaters across the country, opening wide this weekend, we caught up with director Wes Anderson to chat about his latest project, a magical coming-of-age adventure that follows a young couple as they run away from their small seaside town. We also talked with Bob Balaban, who brings a unique narration to this dramatic comedy, along with newcomers Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman, the two kindred spirits that turn their quaint neighborhood upside down. Watch as Paulington James Christensen III catches up with the makers of this crowd-pleasing affair.

Moonrise Kingdom was released May 25th, 2012.

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‘Moonrise Kingdom’ 'Bill Murray Set Tour' Featurette

Focus Features has released a new featurette for Moonrise Kingdom, which hits theaters May 25. Bill Murray takes us on a unique tour of the set (apparently after drinking some rum), gives us a rundown of the cast, and talks about working with director Wes Anderson. Take a look.

Moonrise Kingdom was released May 25th, 2012.

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Four ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ 'New Penzance' Featurettes

Focus Features has unveiled four behind-the-scenes featurettes for Moonrise Kingdom, which arrives in theaters May 25. Bob Balaban serves as the narrator of these new videos, which feature Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, and director Wes Anderson on the set. Check it out.

Moonrise Kingdom was released May 25th, 2012.

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