Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Fantastic opener

Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr Fox will open this year's 53rd Times BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday October 14.

Anderson, whose Darjeeling Limited closed the festival two years ago, declared: "Fantastic Mr Fox is a British film, based on a Roald Dahl book, set in the UK, produced in the UK, so I am especially pleased to have been invited to be the opening night movie of this year's London Film Festival. We had a wonderful experience at the LFF with my previous film and I am eagerly looking forward to introducing Fantastic Mr Fox to the world in this wonderful venue."

Anderson, George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Jason Schwwartzman are expected to attend the opening, along with other members of the voice cast.

This year's festival runs October 14-29 and the full programme will be announced on September 9.

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