First Clip from Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM [Updated with Another Clip]

     April 19, 2012


The first clip from Wes Anderson’s latest feature, Moonrise Kingdom, has gone online.  The story centers on a young boy and girl who decide to run away together into the wilderness, and the madness that ensues from the community’s search for the pair.  This clip features three Anderson newbies—Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis, and Edward Norton—confronting the situation at hand as only Wes Anderson characters can.  I love the casting of Norton as a Scout Master, and Swinton is delectably harsh in this first clip.  The costumes ain’t bad either.

Hit the jump to check out the clip.  The film also stars Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman, Jared Gilman, and Kara HaywardMoonrise Kingdom will open the Cannes Film Festival (in-competition) and will open in limited release on May 25th.  [Update: We added another clip with Schwartzman and the two young stars after the jump.]

Clip via The AV Club.

Second clip via Hitfix:

Here’s the official synopsis for Moonrise Kingdom:

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-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 more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.


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