Wes Anderson is directing this latest project from a script he co-wrote with Roman Coppola. The story centers on a young couple in the 1960s who run away from their small New England town. The town's leaders are convinced the kids are missing and form a search party to find them.
Edward Norton will play a Boy Scout troop leader who brings his Scouts along on the search party. Bruce Willis is circling the role of the town's sherrif, who is also having an affair with the missing girl's mother, a role that Frances McDormand would play if she signs on. Bill Murray will play the girl's troubled father. It wasn't stated what role Tilda Swinton may have.
The movie will start shooting sometime next spring. The last time we reported on Moonrise Kingdom was back in September, which indicated that Wes Anderson was seeking out a 12-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy for the movie. It seems that these characters will be the runaway couple.