Trailer for Movie Shot Entirely in RI Now Available

The Rhode Island Film & TV Office is very excited to announce that the theatrical trailer for Wes Anderson's newest feature film MOONRISE KINGDOM, is now available at

Co-written by director Anderson and Roman Coppola, and heralding an all-star cast 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. Focus Features will release the movie beginning May 25th.

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.

After viewing the trailer, Film Office Executive Director Steven Feinberg said, “The movie, and Rhode Island as a location, looks amazing! The brief glimpse we get whets our appetite for MOONRISE KINGDOM's theatrical release. This is pure Wes Anderson at his very best. Check it out!”

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