In the recent episode of The Hot Mic Podcastindustry scooper Jeff Sneider revealed that the Oscar winner Benicio del Toro is rumored to be the latest actor to join by Wes Anderson next movie cast. “On last week’s show, I told you West Anderson was casting a new movie,” Sneider said. “You know him [Wes Anderson] loved working with so many familiar faces. I was told that one such actor in The French Dispatch will be joining Wes Anderson’s next film is Mr. Benicio del Toro.
If his casting is confirmed, he will star alongside him previously announced cast member Michael Cera, who is currently set to appear in another high-profile movie in the form of Greta Gerwig’s live-action Barbie movie. Anderson’s untitled project will also reunite del Toro with the acclaimed filmmaker after working together in 2021 The French Dispatch.
Wes Anderson’s upcoming 2023 movies
Before helming the untitled project, Anderson is currently busy preparing for the upcoming debuts of his two new movies: Asteroid City for Focus Features and The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar for Netflix, both of which are slated for a 2023 release.
Asteroid City will feature many new A-list collaborators for Anderson including Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, Scarlett Johansson, and others. “It tells the story of a fictional American desert town circa 1955 and the Junior Stargazer convention, which brings together students and parents from across the country for scholarship competition, relaxation/fun, comedy, drama , romance, etc,” the official read. Synopsis.
The Amazing Story of Henry Sugar is based on Roald Dahl’s short story about a man who can predict the future and see things after stealing a book. The adaptation stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, Rupert Friend, Richard Ayoade, and Ben Kingsley.