Following the release of Asteroid City, Wes Anderson is now preparing for his next film, which revolves around a father-daughter story featuring two lead roles. Michael Cera will play the father, and filming will start in the fall.
Anderson said that since his daughter was born 7 years ago, his wife has always predicted that he would eventually create a film centered around a father-daughter story.
Wes Anderson’s New Film Follows A Father-Daughter Story with Michael Cera in a Leading Role
During an interview for French outlet Cinema Teaser, Anderson said, “I finished writing a new film, which was right before the writers’ strike happened. If everything goes well, then we’ll be shooting that one this fall. This time around, I just have three main characters in the film; that’s it. A few side characters, but the crux of the story focuses, actually, on two main characters.” He added, “I’ve long delayed this project for years, but it recently spoke to me again. Ever since my daughter was born seven years ago, my wife said that I would end up doing a father-daughter story. I wasn’t sure what other stories I could tell, but then this film came along. It’ll be a story about a father and his daughter.”