Asteroid City Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Asteroid City

PG-13
June 16, 2023
1hr 45min

Asteroid City Movie Details:

Movie NameAsteroid City
Country United States
Language English
GenreComedy, Drama
Release DateMay 23, 2023 (Cannes)
June 16, 2023 (United States)
Running Time1hr 45min
Age ratingPG-13
CastJason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright,
Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward 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, Jeff Goldblum
Directed by Wes Anderson
Story byWes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Screenplay byWes Anderson
Produced byWes Anderson, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson
Cinematography by Robert Yeoman
Edited by Barney Pilling
Music byAlexandre Desplat
Production CompanyAmerican Empirical Pictures
Indian Paintbrush
Distributor Focus Features (United States)
Universal Pictures International (international)
Budget$25 million
Box Office Collection$54 million

Asteroid City Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Jason Schwartzman as
    • Augie Steenbeck, a war photojournalist and father to Woodrow
    • Jones Hall, the actor playing Steenbeck
  • Scarlett Johansson as
    • Midge Campbell, an actress and mother to Dinah
    • Mercedes Ford, the actress playing Campbell
  • Tom Hanks as Stanley Zak, Augie’s father-in-law
  • Jeffrey Wright as General Gibson, host of the Junior Stargazer convention
  • Tilda Swinton as Dr. Hickenlooper, a scientist at a local observatory
  • Bryan Cranston as the host of an anthology television series
  • Edward Norton as Conrad Earp, a legendary playwright
  • Adrien Brody as Schubert Green, a director
  • Liev Schreiber as J.J. Kellogg, father of Clifford, a Junior Stargazer awardee
  • Hope Davis as Sandy Borden, mother of Shelly, a Junior Stargazer awardee
  • Stephen Park as Roger Cho, father of Ricky, a Junior Stargazer awardee
  • Rupert Friend as Montana, a singing cowboy interested in June
  • Maya Hawke as June Douglas, a teacher who is interested in Montana
  • Steve Carell as a motel manager
  • Matt Dillon as a mechanic
  • Hong Chau as Polly, Schubert’s wife
  • Willem Dafoe as Saltzburg Keitel, a revered acting teacher
  • Margot Robbie as
    • Steenbeck’s deceased wife and Zak’s daughter
    • the actress playing the wife
  • Tony Revolori as Gen. Gibson’s aide-de-camp
  • Jake Ryan as Woodrow, Augie’s son and Stanley’s grandson, and a Junior Stargazer winner
  • Grace Edwards as Dinah, Midge’s daughter, and a Junior Stargazer awardee who develops a relationship with Woodrow
  • Aristou Meehan as Clifford, J.J.’s son, and a Junior Stargazer awardee
  • Sophia Lillis as Shelly, Sandy’s daughter, and a Junior Stargazer awardee
  • Ethan Josh Lee as Ricky, Roger’s son, and a Junior Stargazer awardee who reports on the Alien
  • Jeff Goldblum as the alien
  • Kim Keukeleire as the puppeteer for the alien
  • Fisher Stevens as Detective 1
  • Rita Wilson as Mrs. Weatherford
  • Jarvis Cocker as a cowboy
  • Bob Balaban as Larkings Executive
  • Seu Jorge as a cowboy
  • Deanna Dunagan as a waitress

Storyline:

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.

About Asteroid City Movie:

  • The film’s title was revealed by Bill Murray to be Asteroid City at the BFI London Film Festival in October 2021.
  • Principal photography, originally set for Rome, took place in Spain between August and October 2021, with COVID-19 safety precautions in place.
  • Alexandre Desplat composed the film’s score in his sixth collaboration with Anderson
  • Initially rumored to have been shot in Rome but the locations have been changed to Chinchón in Madrid.
  • The cast includes four Oscar winners: Adrien Brody, Tom Hanks, Fisher Stevens, Tilda Swinton, and ten Oscar nominees: Bob Balaban, Steve Carell, Hong Chau, Bryan Cranston, Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, and Margot Robbie.
  • Bill Murray was originally cast in Steve Carell’s role, but contracted COVID-19 shortly before filming. He had to withdraw from production.
  • Bryan Cranston said the filming of this movie was very familial where the actors would have nightly banquets. He referred to it as “fulfilling an actor’s dream camp” and said filming this movie was not easy but was a great experience.
  • Michael Cera was originally cast but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. It hasn’t been disclosed which role Cera was set to play.
  • The film had its world premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2023, where it competed for the Palme d’Or. Asteroid City was released in the United States via a limited theatrical release on June 16, 2023, before expanding to a wide release on June 23, 2023, by Focus Features. The film received positive reviews from critics.
  • Asteroid City was released digitally on July 11, 2023, two and a half weeks after its theatrical premiere. A DVD and Blu-ray were released on August 15, 2023. It began streaming on Peacock on August 11, 2023.

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