It has already been a jam-packed busy year for Wes Anderson, with Asteroid City released a few months ago and four upcoming Roald Dahl short films for Netflix. But not only that, Anderson has already revealed plans for a new feature led by Benicio Del Toro that is further along than we knew.
According to a Deadline interview, Anderson has revealed the script for his new film is already completed. He’s once again joined by co-writer Roman Coppola, who he’s worked with multiple times in the past on Moonrise Kingdom, The Darjeeling Limited, and more.
“Well, before the Writer’s Guild strike began, we had just finished a script. Roman Coppola and I had been working on a script,” said Anderson. “So, when the time is right again, we’ve got a movie to make with Benicio Del Toro.”
Last summer it was revealed this new project would have a “dark” tone, and be an espionage movie involving a father/daughter relationship.
And as it turns out, Del Toro won’t be alone. He’ll be joined in the cast by Michael Cera, who is coming off his role as Allan in the billion-dollar hit, Barbie.
“Well, you know, we have Michael Cera. He’s one of the other characters in this new story,” said Anderson. “And he’s somebody I probably met, I think, close to 20 years ago. At least 18 years ago, something like that. I met him with Harvey Keitel, so it must have been 2008 or something. But, anyway, Michael Cera. That’s one.”
Of course, everything is on halt right now due to the WGA and SAG strikes, so it’d be impossible to guess when production starts.