It is well-known that Wes Anderson
and Noah Baumbach
create distinctive, willfully quirky films infused with an independent sensibility. We also know Owen Wilson
is an Anderson mainstay, having appeared in five of the helmer’s films.
Ok, so let’s start from the beginning here. The writer-directors duo coming together to produce Peter Bogdonovich
‘s long gestating Squirrels to the Nuts
and with the cast finally starting to assemble, meaning the ship prepares to leave port.
In addiiton to Wilson, Olivia Wilde
and Brie Larson
have already joined the cast in the indie comedy with Jason Schwartzman
also close to coming aboard the project.
The film’s also written by Bogdanovich (Paper Moon) and is about a hooker-turned-Broadway-actress, played by Larson, and follows the ‘recurring intersection between these two facets of her life.’
Wilson will play a Broadway director who pays for Larson’s escort services. He gives Larson’s character money to stop escorting and follow her dreams even though he’s married to the production’s star. Schwarztman is being courted to play a playwright who falls for Larson. Wilde, meanwhile, will be therapist whose own mother is in rehab.
Squirrels to the Nuts is still seeking financing and distribution, with filming expected to begin in the fall.