Legendary director Wes Anderson has cast Yoko Ono in his next film, a stop-motion animation about dogs called Isle of Dogs.
The news of the Plastic Ono band star being called up came in a video message broadcast by The Grand Budapest Hotel director last night.
"I’m here today to officially announce the start of my new film which is called Isle of Dogs,” the director said in a the vlog featuring Edward Norton. “It’s an animated movie and we’re shooting it in England.”
The title suggests an intriguing fictional reimagining of the Isle of Dogs in the East End of London. There can't be many more apt places to shoot a film about dogs.
Joining Ono in this all-star cast, there's Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Jeff Goldblum, Greta Gerwig, and F. Murray Abraham will all take voice roles in the film, joined by Harvey Keitel, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, Koyu Rankin, Courtney B. Vance and Edward Norton. We already can't wait for it be complete - it looks like it'll be a smash at the box office.
Anderson also explained in the video message that one lucky fan can win a voice role in the film by buying an online raffle ticket through CrowdRise. All proceeds will go to Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, which is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the world's shared movie heritage.
Elsewhere, Yoko Ono and John Lennon's son Sean Lennon has been busy in the studio with Childhood member Ben Romans-Hopcraft, and Fat White Family's Saul Adamczewski and Nathan Saoudi. They're making an album for Adamczewski's new band, Insecure Men. According to Lennon's Instagram post he has assisted them in recording 12 songs in 9 days in his studio. We look forward to hearing the results.