Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' Has a Superstar Cast

Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' Has a Superstar Cast

Mark your calendars.

Mark your calendars.

Text: Eliza Weinreb

The cult favorite indie director is back—Wes Anderson officially announced via Twitter that his new animated, stop-motion film, Isle of Dogs, is set to premiere April 20, 2018. The tweet was accompanied by a freshly designed movie poster, depicting what looks like clay character creations. In a fantastical fashion typical of the director, Isle of Dogs follows one boy’s adventure to Japan in search of his talking pup.

As previously disclosed, the cast will feature many of Anderson’s usual suspects, as well as some new voices added to the star-studded mix: Bill Murray, Edward Norton (who will be playing one of the lead dogs, Rex), Tilda Swinton, Greta Gerwig, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Courtney B. Vance, and Yoko Ono are amongst the names included.

Isle of Dogs is Anderson’s first big release since his Academy Award-winning screwball comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel back in 2014 and his first animated flick since the 2009 Fantastic Mr. Fox. Though many of the details are still unknown, we’re excited to explore another of Anderson’s fanciful, artistic universes next year.

Check out the poster below:

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