Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Gets a Female That Is Not Angela Lansbury

November 2, 2012


With Angela Lansbury dropping out of The Grand Budapest Hotel due to so-called "Driving Miss Daisy obligations," Wes Anderson is moving on to the obvious second choice: Saoirse Ronan.

Variety reports the Hanna and Lovely Bones star will have the female lead in Anderson's next, a film the director recently divulged takes place partially in the late '20s and, yes, involves a hotel. Ronan joins an expansive ensemble cast that includes fellow Anderson rookies Ralph Fienns and Jude Law, as well as veteran players Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman, and Bill Murray. Details of her part haven't been divulged, but she currently seems the most likely candidate to be filling in the role of "new costume for girls who keeps dressing up as Margot Tenenbaum every Halloween."

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