Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' Picked Up by Fox Searchlight

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Greta Gerwig, Bryan Cranston and Bill Murray are part of the stop-motion feature's voice cast.

Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide rights to Wes Anderson's next movie, Isle of Dogs.

Production is under way in London on the stop-motion feature, which is set in Japan and follows a boy in search of his dog. 

The voice cast for the film includes many Anderson staples, such as Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Edward Norton and Tilda Swinton, along with Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Yoko Ono and Liev Schreiber.

Searchlight will distribute the film in partnership with Indian Paintbrush, who has produced four other features form the Oscar nominee.

Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson are returning to produce, along with Anderson, following the success of their last production partnership, The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Budapest Hotel, Anderson's last feature, was nominated for nine Academy Awards in 2015, including best picture and best director. It went on to win four — for score, production design, costume, and hair and makeup.

 

 

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