THR is reporting that “The Grand Budapest Hotel” kicked off filming yesterday in Berlin.
BERLIN – Wes Anderson has begun shooting his latest feature – The Grand Budapest Hotel – on location in and around Berlin. The film, which stars Ralph Fiennes as Mr. Gustave, the unflappable concierge of the eponymous hotel, features an all-star ensemble cast including Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, F. Murray Abraham, Jason Schwartzman, Mathieu Amalric and Owen Wilson.
The bulk of the feature, Anderson’s first-ever film shot in Germany, will be shot on location at the Gorlitzer Warenhaus, an historic shopping center built in 1912 near the German-Polish border. The Grand Budapest Hotel is set up as a co-production between American Empirical Pictures and Indian Paintbrush together with Studio Babelsberg, allowing the film to tap German film subsidies.
Regional film body the Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg is backing Grand Budapest Hotel to the tune of $600,000 (€450,000). Further regional and federal subsidies are expected to complete the film’s budget. Wes Anderson is producing together with Scott Rudin, Steven M. Rales and Jeremy Dawson with Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser and Henning Molfenter from Studio Babelsberg acting as executive producers.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is set to shoot through March in Germany for a planned 2014 release.
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