Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel Gets First Trailer And Release Date


Yesterday, we brought you coverage of the dazzling first poster for Wes Anderson’s 1920s-set comedy-drama The Grand Budapest Hotel. And now, you can check out the terrific first trailer for the star-studded film.

The footage we see here shows Anderson at his most gleefully manic and loopy, speeding through carefully symmetrical shots of colorfully-dressed characters, snippets of lovably nutty dialogue (“I go to bed with all my friends”) and a wide array of odd mustaches. Look carefully for a glimpse of Jude Law, wearing spectacles and a bath cap, and Owen Wilson, nearly unrecognizable as a rival hotel clerk.

Anderson previously wowed audiences with his gorgeous, idiosyncratic cinematography and vivid color schemes in 2012’s Moonrise Kingdom, which broke out at the box-office after widespread raves from critics and audiences alike. Based on that eye-catching trailer, we can certainly expect more of Anderson’s distinctive visual and directorial style from The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The film’s talented ensemble cast, many of whom appear in the vibrant new trailer, includes newcomer Tony Revoroli, Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Saoirse Ronan, F. Murray Abraham, Jeff Goldblum, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Tom Wilkinson, Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel, Bob Balaban, Léa Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric and Gabriel Rush.

In case you had any questions after watching the trailer, here’s the official plot synopsis for the film, courtesy of Fox Searchlight:

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

Along with the trailer comes a definite release date for the film, as we now know that The Grand Budapest Hotel will open for business on March 7th, 2014.

What do you think of the new trailer? Will you be checking into The Grand Budapest Hotel, or are Wes Anderson films just not your cup of tea? Let us know in the comments section!