Wes Anderson shooting new film ‘The Phoenician Scheme' in Germany

The feature stars Benicio Del Toro, Michael Cera and Bill Murray. 

By Ellie Calnan 12 Mar 2024

Wes Anderson shooting new film ‘The Phoenician Scheme' in Germany
Cr: Wikimedia Commons / John Rasimus (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Wes Anderson has started production on his latest feature The Phoenician Scheme in Germany.

The film is shooting at Studio Babelsberg where the US director has based the production of five of his previous films including The Grand Budapest Hotel, The French Dispatch, and Asteroid City.

Benicio Del Toro, Michael Cera and Bill Murray are confirmed to star, while some of Anderson’s other regular stars are reportedly expected to feature.

The script was penned by Anderson and frequent collaborator Roman Coppola, with details of the plot currently under wraps. Anderson is producing The Phoenician Scheme with Indian Paintbrush.

Last year, the production received €1.5m in support from the German regional fund Medenboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB).

The director confirmed the news himself when he was absent to collect the Oscar for best live-action short on Sunday (March 10) for Netflix's The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar. Giving his thanks in a statement, Anderson went on to say "... Unfortunately Steven [Rales] and I are in Germany and we start shooting our new movie early tomorrow morning, so I did not actually receive the award [in person] or get a chance to say any of that". 

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