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Watch the first trailer for Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’

Anderson's latest film is headed up by the likes of Margot Robbie, Tom Cruise and Steve Carell.

By Nick Reilly

The first trailer has been released for Asteroid City, the latest anticipated film from Wes Anderson.

The film, which stars Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie and Steve Carell alongside a cast of frequent Anderson faces, is said to be a romcom that provides a “poetic meditation on the meaning of life”.

It’s set in a fictional American desert town in 1955 and follows the unexpected world-changing events that occur in the sleepy town.

Frequent Anderson faces in the film include Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody.

Others featuring in the film include include Scarlett Johansson, Maya Hawke, Jeff Goldblum, Rupert Friend, Hope Davis, Jeffrey Wright, Liev Schreiber, Tony Revolori, Matt Dillon, Sophia Lillis, Steve Park, Fisher Stevens, Ethan Josh Lee, Hong Chau and Rita Wilson.

An official synopsis states: “The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organised to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.”

A soundtrack has been composed by Sheffield icon Richard Hawley, as well as Jarvis Cocker – who is rumoured to appear in a cameo role as a cowboy.

It’s Anderson’s follow-up to The French Dispatch, a love-letter to journalists which was released in October 2021.

Asteroid City is set for UK wide release on June 23.