Wes Anderson Taps Bill Murray, Michael Cera, & Benicio Del Toro for His Next Film

Wes Anderson at the
Wes Anderson at the "Isle of Dogs" film screening in 2018. Photo by Lexie Moreland/WWD/REX/Shutterstock (9472063r)

We can always count on Wes Anderson to round out an impressive ensemble cast for each of his movies, and his next project will be no exception. Bill Murray, Michael Cera, and Benicio Del Toro will star in the visionary director’s next feature, developed under the working title The Phoenician Scheme.

Anderson’s latest collaboration with Roman Coppola has been in development for quite some time, and the duo finished the script before the writers’ strike. They’re keeping the plot details under wraps for now, but it’s safe to expect this film will be visually striking and feature a huge ensemble, just like all of Anderson’s previous projects.

The Phoenician Scheme will reunite Anderson with his frequent collaborators Bill Murray and Benicio Del Toro, who both appeared in his film The French Dispatch. Michael Cera is the newcomer to Anderson’s world, but he’ll fit right in, given his tendency for playing quirky characters.

Anderson is fresh off another busy year, which saw him release several acclaimed projects. In addition to his latest feature Asteroid City, led by Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, and Tom Hanks, the seven-time Oscar nominee also released a quarter of short films based on the works of Roald Dahl, including The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.