Astroparticle physicist Chloe Sevigny discovers the indisputable origin of the universe, bringing an end to all questions regarding the meaning of life. Riding an outpouring of international academic acclaim, she returns to her hometown on the outskirts of the Trinity atomic site in New Mexico’s Jornada del Muerto desert to find that her family of artists and spiritualists, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Luke Wilson and Great Aunt Tilda Swinton, are her biggest skeptics.
Maligned scifi author Luke Wilson hasn’t written a new book in 10 years and is enjoying a hermetic rut in an old Brooklyn duplex when a strange woman, Parker Posey, moves in next door. As he begins to notice inexplicable flashes of unnerving light-sounds and sees her walking about at all hours of the day and night with guests dressed in the vesture of eras throughout history, he starts to wonder if some science fiction is more than fiction.
Floundering newspaper magnate (Gene Hackman) is recovering from his second failed suicide attempt when he receives a vision that spurs him to use the remainder of his dwindling fortune to create a technology-free commune in Alaska. Tilda Swinton co-stars as a local politician who believes her town deserves better than a bunch of privileged, backward-thinking layabouts.
In the summer of 1956, aspiring documentarians (Jason Schwartzman and Chloe Sevigny) travel to Cornish, New Hampshire to interview their literary hero J.D. Salinger (Adrien Brody), who allows them into his life when they profess to share his interests in charismatic glossolalia and sitting in Reichian orgone boxes, trying, as they do, to save his manuscripts before they are tossed to the pyre.
Newly divorced contortionists, Owen Wilson and Chloe Sevigny, are forced to lead the troops when ringleader and man-of-a-thousand-gambling-debts, Bill Murray, goes missing in the back alleys of Paris.
At a San Francisco book festival, children’s author and (secret) sex addict, Anjelica Huston, schemes to bring together fellow storybook authors and key suspects, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman and Chloe Sevigny, to smoke out the anonymous blackmailer who has her reputation in their cross-hairs.
After his wife and partner dies in a tragic but unsurprising accident, world-renowned lion tamer, Ben Stiller, relocates to the Bronx Zoo with plans to continue their show as a one-man act. Lemur trainer Owen Wilson co-stars as the reigning star of the zoo’s show circuit, who has secretly invested a small fortune in a family of lemurs from mobsters specializing in the illegal trade of exotic animals.
Widowed horologist, Danny Glover, begins to relive his days in reverse order, awakening each morning one day further back in time. Bachelor Bill Murray co-stars as his housemate, failed novelist and marijuana enthusiast.
When brothers, Jason Schwartzman and Luke Wilson, admit themselves into a psychiatric hospital as a last resort after their father, clinically depressed composer and long-time patient, Gene Hackman, cuts off all communication, they are alarmed to find him head-over-heels in love with manipulative and psychopathic nurse, Tilda Swinton.
Twin sisters and coke dealers to the trust-fund crowd on the Upper East Side, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gwyneth Paltrow, turn the accidental killing of a local drug kingpin into an opportunity for upward mobility, with only their mother and legendary cartel boss, Anjelica Huston, to stand in their way.
The Bastille family becomes lost in the Andean mountains while visiting eldest child and interning grad student, Chloe Sevigny. When the situation becomes desperate, parents, Anjelica Huston and Bruce Willis, put their faith in a docile mountain cat, the Leopardus jacobita, who they believe wants to guide them to safety.
A weeklong outdoor music festival descends on the rural town of grieving parents, Amara Karan and Adrien Brody, as they teeter on the brink of divorce following the death of their only child. Owen Wilson co-stars as a folk musician and self-proclaimed spiritual guru.
In the winter of 1986, charismatic congressman, Bill Murray, resigns after a conservation awareness fundraiser goes awry and results in the loss of his hand to a startled albatross. As Halley’s Comet makes its once-every-76-years appearance, he attempts to bring his family, scattered across the country since his political career began, back together by renovating their childhood home and organizing a reunion. Every person who has ever been in a Wes Anderson movie co-stars.
Brooklyn chocolatier, Cate Blanchett, embarks on a last-ditch ruse to get in touch with the child she gave up for adoption by hiding golden tickets in her chocolate bars. Danny Glover co-stars as a competing candyman, John Malkovich as the child’s father and Frances McDormand as a helpfully insubordinate social worker.
Unemployed literary magazine editor, Jason Schwartzman, enrols in a week-long writers’ workshop featuring keynote speaker, Anjelica Huston, a Nobel laureate who has reluctantly taken the job to settle her debts. After a serendipitous drunken evening together, Huston bequeaths her titular literary journal to Schwartzman and dies of alcohol poisoning later that night. Tilda Swinton co-stars as the rightful successor to the journal and jealous lover to the now deceased.
Hermetic inventor and sole producer of the world’s most sought-after aphrodisiac (“La Montagne D’Amour”), Kumar Pallana, must protect his secret ingredient from well-meaning but meddling new neighbours and French movie stars, Owen Wilson and Parker Posey, who have retreated to this isolated corner of the Ionian Islands to save their marriage.
Astronomer and grad student, Chloe Sevigny, begrudgingly abandons her studies to lead a haphazard search party into the Nepalese Himalayas, where her sister, fanatical Yeti hunter Tilda Swinton, has gone missing.
After coming in second at the Scripps National Spelling Bee two years in a row, Type-A nerd, Jared Gilman, hires local bullies to sabotage top-ranked speller, Kara Hayward, days before the competition. Edward Norton and Frances McDormand co-star as the competitors’ hyper-focused parents alongside Scripps official, Bruce Willis.
Hot air balloon proprietor, Bill Murray, makes a hasty escape from tax collectors by flying over the Atlantic Ocean, landing days later on the private island of widowed lepidopterologist and recluse, Danny Glover. Romance blossoms.
Former violinist and current heroine addict, Luke Wilson, is invited to the Colorado mansion of amusement park magnate and childhood friend, Adrien Brody, who has organized a reunion to witness his elaborately orchestrated suicide in the face of a fatal illness. Amara Karan, Chloe Sevigny and Jason Schwartzman co-star.