Focus Features drops first look clips of ‘Asteroid City’ ahead of its Cannes Film Festival debut
Ahead of its world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival this week, Focus Features has dropped three first look clips of Asteroid City, the new Wes Anderson feature.
Asteroid City takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955 where the itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.
The first clip, titled “Are You Married?” features Tom Hanks, Hope Davis and Liev Schreiber drinking martinis, lamenting how long they’ll be forced to stay in Asteroid City and shooting flying targets with a “death ray.”
Clip two, “You Didn’t Ask Permission,” features Scarlett Johansson and war photographer Jason Schwartzman chatting at a diner while their young charges share flirting glances.
In the third clip, “You Were Very Good,” Hope Davis and Scarlett Johansson discuss one of Johansson’s character’s acting performances.
Anderson directs from a script he co-wrote with Roman Coppola and produced by Anderson, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson.
The all-star cast includes Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Stephen Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Tony Revolori, Jake Ryan, and Jeff Goldblum.
Focus Features will release Asteroid City only in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on June 16 and everywhere on June 23.