If you're ever in need for a bit of Bill Murray at his quirkiest, you needn't look further than almost any Wes Anderson film. The director's newest film, the larger-than-life The Grand Budapest Hotel has returned Murray to his greatest self: that of an all-knowing, curiously mustachioed upper cruster. And the latest clip from the magical-looking film showcases just that.
There's a quick arrival and obligatory yell ("Get in!"), a supposed runaway (the butler), mentions of aristocratic glory days ("He was a sommelier at the Old Versailles"), a couple of ill-conceived disguises (ties make everyone look distinguished?), a random-seeming object of necessity (perfume!), a completely made-up but overly detailed historical setting, and a secret plan ("Tell no one!") to suss out more information regarding the aforementioned missing man. Oh, and a rush to a train ("You train departs in 4 and a half minutes") in order to get the hastily-and-dizzying charade into action. Because this is a Wes Anderson film, folks, and you must be nothing if not committed to existing in this world. Which is probably why Murray's got such a Class-A mustache going on, eh?
The film documents the adventures of Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel (the aforementioned Budapest) between the wars, and his loyal friend and lobby boy, Zero Moustafa (relative newcomer Tony Revolori). It also stars, well, pretty much everyone that's ever been in a Wes Anderson film (and more!), but notably: Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, and F. Murray Abraham.
The Grand Budapest Hotel careens into theaters March 7, 2014.
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