Auteur director Wes Anderson has joined forces with Prada to produce Castello Cavalcanti. The eight minute short film features Wes Anderson regular Jason Schwartzman (Moonrise Kingdom, I Heart Huckabees) in the starring role, and is set to simultaneously premiere at today’s Rome Film Festival and Prada’s website. Anderson is on writing and directing duties, with Alessandro Casella and Randall Poster on music and Darius Khondji handling cinematography.
The short focuses on a racer that crashes into an isolated village’s world…and a statue of Jesus. Castello Cavalcanti shows every sign of continuing Wes Anderson’s long streak of offbeat, subtly humorous films.