Focus Features, in partnership with Indian Paintbrush, has set a limited theatrical release for Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City on June 16, 2023, with a wider expansion set for June 23, 2023. Focus will distribute the film domestically with Universal Pictures International handling international distribution
Asteroid City is written and directed by beloved auteur, Wes Anderson, based on a story by Anderson and Roman Coppola. The film is produced by Anderson and longtime collaborators Steven Rales, founder of Indian Paintbrush, and Jeremy Dawson.
The collaboration is a reunion among Anderson, Focus, and Indian Paintbrush following 2012’s Moonrise Kingdom.
Asteroid City has an all-star ensemble cast including Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Ed 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, Grace Edwards, Aristou Meehan, Sophia Lillis, Ethan Lee, Jeff Goldblum, Rita Wilson.
Asteroid City takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955. Synopsis: 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.