If you couldn’t tell by the name of the website, I’m a huge fan of all things Bill Murray. So when I see the title: “Bill Murray Hosted Tour of Moonrise Kingdom“, it is safe to say I’m a little excited. Not only do I love the acting stylings of Mr. Murray, but I prefer them with a Wes Anderson twist. So for me, a video of Bill Murray drinking Sailor Jerry’s Rum and discussing his role in Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom… Well, that is something dreams are made of.
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.
MOONRISE KINGDOM opens in Dallas and Chicago on Friday, June 1 and Kansas City on the 29th.
By Ryan Davis