Wes Anderson Returns With New Film ‘Asteroid City’
by Tito W. James
The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events. Directed by auteur filmmaker Wes Anderson, Asteroid City appears to be a drôle reimagining of the “alien first contact” genre. Anderson has a knack for delivering unique films that capture the charm of vintage aesthetics with a satirical wit that speaks to the human condition. Asteroid City will star Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, and Tom Hanks and release in theaters June 23, 2023.