Filmmaker Wes Anderson has developed a cult following because of his quirky films, such as “Rushmore” and “Royal Tenenbaums.” And now his latest project, “Moonrise Kingdom,” has earned him a Golden Globe nomination among other critical acclaim in part because of the film’s fairytale-like presentation and strong cast. The movie took place on a fictional New England island and was filmed in many New England locations.
Pictured from left to right are Bill Murray as Mr. Bishop, Frances McDormand as Mrs. Bishop, Edward Norton as Scout Master Ward, and Bruce Willis as Captain Sharp.
Local connection: Although the film is located on a fictional idyllic New England island (think Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard), a good portion of the movie was shot in Narragansett, R.I.
Nomination: Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical