Following the runaway successes of Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom, director Wes Anderson is running on an absolute high. And now, after the director’s reveal that his next, Grand Budapest Hotel, will not only take inspiration from the films of Billy Wilder and Ernst Lubitsch (as if the director’s films already didn’t have a touch of those two’s works), he’s gotten one hell of an actress to take the female lead.
Variety reports that Saoirse Ronan will be the film’s female lead, joining the likes of Bill Murray, Jude Law, Ralph Fiennes and Jason Schwartzman. Toss in the likes of Jeff Goldblum and Owen Wilson as rumored stars, and you have the director’s greatest cast to date.
As a huge fan of the actress, this is yet another interesting choice in what is shaping up to be one of young Hollywood’s most intriguing filmographies, ranging from small pictures like Hanna to tentpoles like The Host. Ronan is easily one of the best young actresses working today, and is a perfect fit for Anderson’s universe.