Wes Anderson‘s next movie – the one to follow this year’s still-to-be-released The French Dispatch – has just added the director’s biggest star ever. Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and Adrian Brody were already on board the project, but Tom Hanks has now also signed on to appear in the film.
THR reports that the nature of Hanks’ role is unclear – as is pretty much everything about the film, outside of the fact that it will be set in Spain – but it’s likely a supporting role at best. This will be his first time working with Anderson, while the previously announced stars have worked with the director before.
Rumours persist that this new film is a love story of sorts, but that’s not been confirmed. Sets have already been built in Spain, and despite the film reportedly not being a Western, the sets reportedly bear a resemblance to desert landscapes. Anderson was originally going to shoot the movie in Rome, but the decision was made to switch to Spain earlier this year.
This film will actually begin shooting in August before The French Dispatch is released theatrically in October.
Murray, Swinton and Brody all have roles in the movie, as do Frances McDormand, Timothee Chalamet, Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman, and about a third of Hollywood.
Hanks was last seen starring in Paul Greengrass‘ western News Of The World. He’ll next appear on screen in sci-fi film Finch, which is set to debut on Apple TV+ later this year.
He recently wrapped Robert Zemeckis‘ new version of Pinocchio, and also has Baz Luhrmann‘s Elvis Presley biopic, in which he’ll play Colonel Tom Parker, ready to shoot soon.