January 3, 2012


The Rhode Island Film & TV Office is very excited to announce that Focus Features will release two-time Academy-award nominee (“The Royal Tannenbaums”, “Rushmore”) Wes Anderson’s newest feature film, MOONRISE KINGDOM, in theaters on Friday, May 25, 2012.

Co-written by director Anderson and Roman Coppola, and heralding an all-star cast of Academy Award winners and nominees that includes Ed Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel and Bob Balaban, as well as a host of local Rhode Island talent, MOONRISE KINGDOM was filmed entirely in the Ocean State and will showcase the beautiful destination to a global audience.

Film Office Executive Director Steven Feinberg said, “We are extremely pleased that the creative force Wes Anderson and his talented team chose Rhode Island for the whimsical adventure and we can’t wait for the world to see it!”

MOONRISE KINGDOM follows the tale of a young boy and girl (newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who fall in love and run away together while a variety of townspeople mobilize to search for them on a unique island off the coast of New England in the 1960’s.

Focus Features is part of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.

The Rhode Island Film & TV Office is a government agency and subsidiary of The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.