Believe it or not, “Asteroid City” won’t be the only Anderson film fans can watch this year. In a first for him, he’s also expected to release a currently-untitled film based on several Roald Dahl short stories, including “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” later this fall. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled here at /Film for more information and coverage on that.
“Asteroid City” was co-written by Anderson and frequent collaborator Roman Coppola, with cinematographer Robert Yeoman also marking his 9th project with the auteur. Speaking of frequent collaborators, returning actors like Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Tony Revolori, Jeffrey Wright, Edward Norton, and Willem Dafoe are expected to appear in the film. However, “Asteroid City” will also host a bevy of new Anderson ensemble actors, such as Tom Hanks, Steve Carrell, Margot Robbie, Hong Chau, Maya Hawke, Matt Dillon, and Sophia Lillis. A cast like this is bound to be incredible to watch on screen, especially Carrell, who reportedly replaced longtime Anderson actor Bill Murray.
If you’ve watched the new trailer and are anxious to see it on the big screen, you don’t have to wait too much longer. “Asteroid City” will be released theatrically by Focus Features on June 16, 2023.