New Wes Anderson movie to kick off Cannes festival
This year’s Cannes Film Festival is opening with a New England accent.
Cannes organizers said Friday that American filmmaker Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” will kick off the 12-day festival, according to the Associated Press.
The movie, starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton and Bill Murray, portrays two young lovers who decide to run away. It was filmed in Rhode Island and is set in the 1960s in a small coastal town in New England.
Mr. Anderson’s past films include “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” which received an Oscar nomination in 2010 for best animated feature film.
Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti is president of the jury this year at Cannes. The festival runs from May 16 to 27. credits in part to his tranquil family life.
The band’s fourth album, “Port of Morrow,” is set for release March 20 in the U.S., the Associated Press reports. It comes five years after the Shins’ Grammy-nominated album “Wincing the Night Away” entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2.
Mr. Mercer acknowledged he’d love to snag the top spot this time, saying that would put the Shins “up there with the biggest bands in history.”
Between albums, Mr. Mercer parted ways with the other original band members and recruited a new team.
He defended that move, saying, “When you work with somebody new, you get a whole new perspective on your song.”