Over the years Wes Anderson has built up a trusty stable of actors, such as Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray, who he’s used over and over again, but that doesn’t mean he won’t use new actors. Ralph Fiennes is an Anderson newbie, but he’s just signed up to work with the director on his new movie, Grand Budapest Hotel, according to Variety.
The actor will play M. Gustave, the ‘perfectly composed concierge’ who works in the titular hotel. Wes Anderson confirmed last month that Bill Murray is starring in an unspecified role, although he also debunked a rumor that Johnny Depp will be involved. The filmmaker has also been reported to recruit Jude Law and Angela Lansbury to star.
Wes Anderson is directing from his own original screenplay. It isn’t known when production will begin.