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Learn more about “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

The specialty label Fox Searchlight has acquired the rights to distribute worldwide writer-director Wes Anderson’s latest film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. The movie, which just wrapped production in Germany, is described as a story about “a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protege.” Saoirse’s character is still unknown, but here’s what the article published by The Hollywood Reporter reveals about the film:

The plot focuses on “the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.” A late-2013 or early-2014 release is being eyed.

Produced by Scott RudinSteven Rales and Jeremy DawsonGrand Budapest Hotel features an immense ensemble cast filled with Anderson regulars and several new stars. Led byRalph Fiennes, the newcomers also include Jude Law,Harvey KeitelSaoirse RonanTom Wilkinson,Mathieu AmalricTony Revolori and F. Murray Abraham.

Anderson returnees include Edward NortonTilda SwintonJeff GoldblumWillem DafoeAdrien Brody,Bob Balaban — and of course, Jason SchwartzmanOwen Wilson and Bill Murray.

Searchlight distributed Anderson’s 2007 film The Darjeeling Limited and 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, while Focus Features handled last year’s Moonrise Kingdom, which earned Anderson and co-writerRoman Coppola an Oscar nomination for original screenplay.

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Exclusive Interview with JustJared

JJ caught up with Saoirse to get the scoop on what it was like working with Max Irons, as well as their co-stars Diane Kruger and Jake Abel. Read the complete interview below!

JustJared.com: What was your favorite off-screen moment while shooting.
Saoirse Ronan: Max and I went to have dance lessons for the swing dance montage scene that we have. And we went to see this guy, I think his name’s Ralph or Ray, or something like that. And he was just so cool…but he was quite small. And he was a great guy, so we had really fun times doing that.

JJ: Did both of you pick it up at the same time or was one a better dancer than the other?
SR: I was a better dancer! I picked it up before Max did. Max needed to just relax a little bit. And I kept taking the lead, which I always do anyways whenever I dance.

JJ: I thought he said he was a break dancer when he was younger.
SR: Yea, he did this break dance Grease mix tape at a disco when he was like ten years old. He was like ‘Oh yea, I won this dance competition once!’ And we were like ‘Oh my God, when was that and what did you do and stuff?’ ‘I was like ten years old at a camp! I don’t know if anyone else danced’ I wonder if it’s on Youtube!

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