Wes Anderson and stop-motion animated dogs? I'm all in. The best dressed director of all time finally announced specifics surrounding his next movie on Wednesday, a stop-motion instaclassic entitled Isle of Dogs. In a clip made in promotion of Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation, Anderson revealed the film's full cast and even hit us with an early peek at how these critically acclaimed dogs are going to look.
Isle of Dogs will star (take a deep breath) Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, F. Murray Abraham, Harvey Keitel, Kunichi Nomura, Tilda Swinton, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, Yoko Ono, Koyu Rankin, Courtney B. Vance, Greta Gerwig, Francse McDormand, Liev Schrieber, Bob Balaban, and everyone's favorite dude ever: Jeff Goldblum.
To help out the Film Foundation, Anderson is also raffling off the chance for non-celebs to voice a character. "Proceeds from Wes's raffle will go to the Film Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Martin Scorsese dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history," a press release on the contest reads. "By working in partnership with archives and studios, the foundation has helped to restore nearly 700 films, which are made accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums, and educational institutions around the world."
Anderson totally aced the stop-motion vibes with Fantastic Mr. Fox back in 2009, his underrated Roald Dahl adaptation co-penned by Noah Baumbach. Like Fox, Isle of Dogs will require a lengthy production period given that stop-motion is no easy task. 2018, as noted by Collider, is probably the earliest possible release date. The film is currently in production in England, meaning Anderson and Murray just might be hanging and munching on chicken-fried steak together right this second.