Now that Wes Anderson has cast one of two leads, traction is starting to build on the director's next project The Grand Budapest Hotel. Though most is being kept a secret for now, we can at least expect a small roster of regulars to return to help boost this new artistic venture. Now, we can count another Anderson veteran to return for the first time in nearly a decade.
In an interview with KPCC (via The Playlist) talking future projects, Goldblum revealed that he will in fact be part of the planned ensemble for Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. This will be his first film under the director since 2004's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, while he will be reuniting with Bill Murray as well for the first time since. No details on Goldblum's character are available, but are set to be revealed once production gets started.
Though specific plot details are currently under wraps, the film is set to take place in the late 1920s in Europe with a young girl being the focus. Ralph Fiennes will also be playing the askew hotel concierge, while other confirmed cast members include Jude Law and Jason Schwartzman with Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe and more all a possibility.
The Grand Budapest Hotel will begin to shoot in Germany this January, with no release date set or major studio distributor yet attached.