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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Anderson, Swinton sail on flagship

Published 02/05/2014 | 13:52

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Director Wes Anderson will be the star attraction during an Atlantic cruise

Wes Anderson, the director of The Grand Budapest Hotel, and several of the film's stars will be sailing across the Atlantic in June aboard the Queen Mary 2.

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Wes, along with actors Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman, will join passengers on the Cunard Line's flagship for a seven-day New York-to-England sailing beginning June 13.

The Grand Budapest Hotel will be shown on board along with other films. The movie, released earlier this year, is about the quirky staff, guests and goings-on at a European hotel.

The filmmaker and actors will take part in a question-and-answer session with passengers in the ship's Royal Court Theatre, and will be joined by Roman Coppola, who headed the film's special photography unit. The four have collaborated on other films as well, including Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom.

The QM2 marks its 10th anniversary this year. In New York, the ship will leave from its home port of Brooklyn and will sail to Southampton on this trip.

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