First Trailer for Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

Grand Budapest Hotel movie trailer
Tony Revolori in The Grand Budapest Hotel
Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Fox Searchlight has premiered the first full trailer for Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, which was just dated for a March 7, 2014 release. I can only assume that means we can expect it to premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival next year in early February, that is if Sundance doesn't get it first.

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The synopsis tells us the story centers on a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

Most enticing here, however, is the cast, which goes as follows Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzmann, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Wilkinson, Mathieu Amalric, F. Murray Abraham and Bob Balaban. Oh, yes, and of course Tony Revolori as said "legendary concierge".

Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think. Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom was close to an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, you see any chance this one actually makes it? Especially given the early year release date?

  • Heather Martin

    I'd like to correct and say that Moonrise Kingdom was not nominated for Best Picture and was only nominated for Best Original Screenplay!

    Other than that, I was a big fan of Moonrise so will definitely be keeping an eye out for this one! Looks great!

    • Brad Brevet

      Ugh, yes, thank you. For some reason I keep thinking it was.

      • Bertram J. Krogh

        Well, that's probably because it deserved it :)

  • andyluvsfilms

    Looks spectacularly familiar. In a good way.

  • Zayden Qadardaan

    I love the feeling of a Wes Anderson film. Nothing like it really.

    This looks spectacular!

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  • robotsrule

    Definitely my most anticipated film of 2014

  • Frank

    Looks pretty good!

  • Austin Gorski

    Ralph Fiennes looks awesome in this. Easily one of my most anticipated films of next year.

  • Matt Taylor

    This is my most anticipated film of next year. Great trailer, the movie looks stunning. I can't wait.

  • gp1086

    Looks like Moonrise Kingdom in a different setting

    • GregDinskisk

      That's something called 'style.' Funny how some directors like using some techniques to give their films a unique look.

      • G-Man

        To play devils advocate, why does Wes Anderson get a pass for making the same looking type of film again, whereas other directors get bashed for being unoriginal?

        • GregDinskisk

          I don't think I've ever mocked a director for having a style (not even JJ Abrams' lens flare or anything like that).

          And I don't think most people give him a pass. I'd say the type of film Anderson makes are so, so, so, so, so uniquely him that everyone who has seen one of his films could recognize that it's a Wes Anderson film, something no one else can copy. It's his staple.

          Sometimes directors seem to almost parody themselves which is the 'style over substance' comment that some films get criticized for. Personally, I think this film has substance, and that all of his films do, which might be why a lot of people 'give him a pass.'

          Not sure if this is a solid answer or not, but... It's what I got!

          • G-Man

            True. Good answer. Was just trying to generate discussion. :)

            • GregDinskisk

              Was assuming so! Brings something to say other than just, "Hey, this looks good," or, "Wow. Awful." Admittedly, I have made comments like that many, many times, but these types of comments are sooo much better...

              • austinjoel

                Wow. This looks awfully good.

  • Podolski

    I'll see anything with Edward Norton!

  • Corbin

    This looks nice. I'm really looking forward to it.

  • Nathan

    Dat casst

  • Fox

    Oh man, I can't wait.

  • Driver

    mmm... This looks perfect

  • JeremyBaril

    Couldn't resist watching it and the trailer only makes me want to see it more, if that was possible. That said, seems to be an awfully lot like Anderson's past works (specifically Royal Tenenbaums and Life Aquatic), not that I'm complaining.

  • RagingTaxiDriver

    Why can't this come to save 2013?

    • G-Man

      "Who says it needs saving. Maybe I like it this way."

    • Guest

      Because we have to watch the world burn.

    • Jordan B.

      As much as I'd love to see this now, looking at the 2014 film calendar on Wikipedia, I think Grand Budapest Hotel is hitting in the appropriate year; things are looking pretty barren next year, while 2013 has been one hell of a fantastic year for film thus far (with plenty more to come, it seems).

      And with that said, I think that gives it a stronger chance comes Oscar season, though it still seems Wes Anderson lay pretty far outside the Academy's wheelhouse -- and he seems to keep diving further and further into his own quirky filmmaking style. So who knows?

  • Jimmy B

    Expect to hear lots of "Oh, it's just Moonrise Kingdom/Royal Tenenbaums/[Insert Wes Anderson film] all over again" comments around the internet...with that said, I can't wait. Ralph Fiennes looks hilarious in this.

  • Michael

    Ooh yes, now this is what i'm talking about. I love Wes Anderson style and the cast here (Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton, Jude Law).

  • Ron Oneal Fresh

    This looks good. I'm interested. Saw Moonrise and loved it. Not sure why I avoided Wes Anderson films until now.

  • ghislaine

    This looks like fun, and I can see it as a Golden Globe comedy nominee, a possible SAG Best Ensemble nominee, and an Oscar Best Production Design, Costume and Script nominee.

    I look forward to it (and oh, how I love this cast). But I think it will be missing the sympathetic love story that gave Moonrise Kingdom it's crossover appeal. As a classic comedy, Hotel looks great.

  • jhon peterson

    It looks terrific.

  • jhon peterson

    btw, Liam Neeson should at least hire Ralph Fiennes' manager.

  • XaviCasarin

    WOW Easily one of my most anticipated films for next year. Fiennes and Wes Anderson together... awesome

  • Nicholas Beudert

    based on your description of the plot in the previous paragraph, Ralph Fiennes would be "said 'legendary concierge'", rather than Tony Revolori

  • EPayneDDS

    I wonder if the film will be released with the 4:3 aspect ratio.

  • Ryguy815

    This looks great.

  • themoviewatcher

    Looks fantastic and fun.

  • Barbara Hopson

    You didn't mention that Lea Seydoux (Palme d'Or at Cannes this year!)
    is in the cast. Her name is shown 8th on the poster.

  • Xarnis

    This looks fantastic! Ralph Fiennes is the man.

  • Hudsucker

    Ralph Fiennes' performance looks fantastic!

  • jaybob

    That looks great.

  • David Gaillardetz

    It has a great feel to it, and with a cast like that I have to believe it won´t be anything less than phenomenal.

  • Cristy0019

    I liked Moonrise Kingdom, but only based on this trailer Grand Budapest Hotel looks amazing and even better than Moonrise. This definitely has become one of my must see movies of 2014.

  • captainklerk

    I adore Wes Anderson's movies, but I think his quirkiness is what will prevent him from ever getting Oscar recognition. My prediction is that Anderson will make a few more movies in this vein and then he will make one "mainstream" movie that will be widely praised and just so happen to win at awards time.

  • interiris

    not sure about this-great cast and some funny off beat moments but maybe a little to much slapstick for my tastes