What if you could book your next vacation at a Wes Anderson-designed inn straight out of a snow-capped fairytale?
That’s the whimsical setting for the first trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel. It stars Ralph Fiennes as a charismatic, cougar-loving concierge Gustave H and Tony Revolori as his doting, lobby-boy-in-training Zero Moustafa. (The casting of Revolori, a relatively unknown young lead, is similar to the the casting of young lovers played by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward in last year’s Moonrise Kingdom.)
The trailer looks a little like the board game Clue, boasts the slow-boiling intrigue of Downton Abbey, and – an Anderson signature – has the color saturation of a Vermeer painting. But the technicolor order and humdrum of the hotel is disrupted when a guest is found murdered and all eyes point to Fiennes’ charismatic concierge.
In addition to the typical Anderson trailer treats, keep your eyes open for the stellar bold-face cast full of Anderson alums: Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Léa Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, and… well you’ll see for yourself.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is booked for a March 7, 2014 release.
And keeping in tune with the eccentric director’s penchant for immersive marketing campaigns, check out the official website for The Grand Budapest Hotel.