Take it away Antoinette…
I’m a huge Wes Anderson fan. Just…really huge fan. Anyways, Wes is doing a film in India with Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston, (of course) Owen Wilson and supposedly – according to an Indian tabloid – NATALIE PORTMAN! Here’s someone’s comment from IMDB:
The tabloids here report that they are currently shooting in Udaipur and Jodhpur, both cities in the desert-palace state of Rajasthan. It also mentions that its a story about three brothers – Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman – who journey through India. “The script has been co-written by Roman Coppola , son of Francis Ford Coppola, and Schwartzman. We hear that Wilson and Anderson took a ride in the second-class compartmnet of an Indian train for research. The crew is expected to shoot in India till February. Actress Anjelica Huston and Natalie Portman also star.”
The quoted statements are taken from the article which appeared in HT Style (December 10, 2006), which is a supplement of one of India’s top newspapers Hindustan Times. You can log on here
to see the article as I cannot find it elsewhere. However, you have to be a registered user to access it.
I’m also a huge Wes fan and with Natalie rumoured to have shot a short film with Wes early this year, it’s certainly plausible. Hopefully we’ll find confirmation soon.
Firstly, I forgot to mention that the film is The Darjeeling Limited and we just received confirmation that Natalie will be joining the cast in India, although I’m still not sure how big a role it is. If anyone is able to get their hands on the script…
Again, this is FANTASTIC news.