15 Sep – Looks like just having stars like Johnny Depp and Bruce Willis in his latest feature is not enough for "Moonrise Kingdom" director Wes Anderson, which is why he has roped in another A-list actor, Jude Law, for his new film "The Grand Budapest Hotel", according to Screen Junkies.
The BAFTA award winner revealed that he had been looking forward to participating in any one of Anderson's films since a long time ago.
"I've been a huge fan of Wes. I pestered him with emails for years, saying 'I want to live in one of your films and I'd like to be in one of your films," said the "Anna Karenina" star.
He added, "Anderson sent me this wonderful script. I think we start work on that in January... It will be the usual team [of actors]. I have heard Johnny Deep is indeed playing a key role in it. I think my role is fleeting, but I'm very excited to be a part of that Wes Anderson family," said Law during an interview with MTV.
Law had worked with Depp before in "The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus", Terry Gilliam's 2009 fantasy film, playing one of Heath Ledger's incarnations in the film as part of the role recast after Ledger's death. Law will also be reunited with comedian Owen Wilson in the movie.
Joining the three confirmed stars of Anderson's new film are Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and Bill Murray, all of which appeared in "Moonrise Kingdom".
Law was recently busy promoting Joe Wright's new drama film "Anna Karenina", in which he co-stars with Keira Knightley and Aaron Taylor-Johnson at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. Adapted from Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel of the same name, the film is set in the Russian high-society during the late 19th century and centers around Anna Karenina (Knightley), a girl torn between her role as Alexei Karenin's (Law) wife and her feelings for the virile Count Vronsky (Taylor-Johnson).