The screenplay of the new film by Wes Anderson.
ASTEROID CITY (adapted from a "hypothetical" play) takes place in a fictional desert town, circa 1955. Synopsis: the itinerary of the annual 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. A theatrical ensemble character piece; a poetic meditation on the meaning of life.
The film stars Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Margot Robbie, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, and Jake Ryan, among others.
This edition features the complete screenplay, 8 pages of full-color images, and a conversation about the film with Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Jake Ryan.
Wes Anderson was born in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Texas where he studied philosophy. There he met Owen Wilson and they began making short films, one of which became Anderson's first feature, Bottle Rocket. His films include: Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs, and The French Dispatch.