Wes Anderson is a slowpoke when it comes to making films -- there's generally a three-year gap between projects (his last was 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' in 2009) -- so it's about time that he began working on a new one. According to The Playlist, that project is 'Moonrise Kingdom,' a story set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s that follows a young boy and girl falling in love who run away together, causing their town to be turned upside town as the townspeople search for them. The cast is impressive: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman. The 12-year-old boy and girl at the center of the film are newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward. Filming has just begun in Rhode Island for a 2012 release.

There's more news on 'The Dictator' front, the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy in which he plays the dual roles of a goat herder and a deposed foreign ruler who gets lost in the U.S.: Anna Faris is in negotiations to play the female lead opposite Baron Cohen, according to Deadline. Faris will play the owner of a Whole Foods-style store in New York. Jason Mantzoukas and Ben Kingsley will co-star in the film, being directed by 'Borat' helmer Larry Charles.
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