New Wes An­der­son movie to kick off Cannes fes­ti­val

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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.”

Wes An­der­son

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