Tuesday, July 14, 2009

News: Extended Fantastic Mr. Fox Cast

I'm obsessive. I check the IMDB pages of Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Joel and Ethan Coen, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman at least once every one and a half weeks. I wonder who my favorite film makers are, right? Upon checking Wes Anderson's, and looking into the development of Fantastic Mr. Fox I found a newly fleshed out cast list.

This is one of those things that makes the geek center of my brain go crazy. Finding this casting information reminded me of the excitement I felt upon seeing the very first screenshot from The Life Aquatic way back in 2004. It was like unwrapping a Christmas gift I'd been hoping, and begging and praying for all year long. Behold the cast, many recycled from projects before:

George Clooney as Mr. Fox, an Anderson virgin
Meryl Streep as Mrs. Fox, also a virgin
Michael Gambon as Franklin Bean, The Life Aquatic
Bill Murray as Badger, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Limited
Owen Wilson as Coach Skip, Bottle Rocket, Rushmore (writer), The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Limited
Helen McCrory as Mrs. Bean, virgin
Willem Dafoe as Rat, The Life Aquatic
Jason Schwartzman as Ash, Rushmore and The Darjeeling Limited
Adrien Brody as Rickity, The Darjeeling Limited
Anjelica Huston, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Limited
Brian Cox as Boggis, Rushmore
Roman Coppola as Squirrel, The Darjeeling Limited (writer) and second unit director for others
Garth Jennings as Bean's Son, virgin (writer of Son of Rambow)
Jarvis Cocker as Petey, virgin
Wallace Wolodarsky as Kylie, Rushmore and The Darjeeling Limited
Mario Batali as Rabbit, virgin
Eric Chase Anderson as Kristofferson, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic
James Hamilton as Mole, still photographer for others

Listed on a fansite The Rushmore Academy are a few other credits. The list confirms the IMDB list, except for Brian Cox's role, and includes Wes Anderson voicing Weasel, Hugo Guinness voicing Nathan Bunce, Stven Rales voicing Beaver and Jeremy Dawson voicing Beaver's son. All those names can be found attached to crew roles in past Anderson films, so it doesn't seem like they'd be lying... or does it...

Yep. Excited. So much. Mmmm good.

- Eric T. Voigt


  1. YAY! this whole article excites me greatly. what do you think of this "my best friend" business? any news on that?

  2. I'd be more interested if I'd ever seen that film. I'm trying my damndest to, and hope a remake would actually be a good idea for him.