Today Focus Features released the trailer for Asteroid City, the latest film by director Wes Anderson. The film takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955 and features all of the classic Americana styles you’d expect. Asteroid City is written by Anderson and frequent collaborator Roman Coppola. Based on the trailer, the movie certainly has the aesthetic audiences would anticipate from an Anderson film; and the visuals of the film are undeniably stunning. Asteroid City also boasts a star-studded ensemble cast, including Anderson regular Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, and Jeffrey Wright. The film is set to land in select theatres on June 16 and a wider release on June 23. Keep reading for a look at the official trailer as well as more details on the film and the cast.



The trailer does not give away too much in regard to the overall plot. However, there are several references to aliens. Furthermore, based on the synopsis that mentions “world-changing events”, it appears extraterrestrials or at least the idea of them will feature prominently in Asteroid City.

ASTEROID CITY takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955.

The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.

Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Stephen Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Tony Revolori, Jake Ryan, Jeff Goldblum.



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