Bill Murray's Whimsical Tour of 'Moonrise' Set
The inimitable Bill Murray gives a set tour of his latest collaboration with indie director Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom, as only he can, Sailor Jerry spiced rum in hand. Watch and smirk.
"Oh hello. I'm Bill Murray. On the set of Moonrise Kingdom," says Murray in his trademark deadpan delivery. "Here I am in a cardigan sweater, sitting here in Newport Rhode Island, livin' la vida loca."
The veteran comedy star walks the camera through much of the film's main set, explains that the film's stars were given pup tents to stay in instead of fancy trailers, and amusingly breaks down the cast that includes Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Frances McDormand, Bob Balaban and Tilda Swinton.
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom follows a pair of 12-year-olds (Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who fall in love and run away together into the wilderness. The concerned, peaceful island community must rally together and track them down as a violent storm brews offshore.
Murray has worked with Anderson -- who "wears his pants very short, so he likes everyone in the film to wear their pants really short, to look just a little bit like the kind of person you might want to mug" -- in all of his post-Bottle Rocket features: Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and now Moonrise Kingdom.