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Last year, Focus Features purchased “Asteroid City” for national distribution. They posted an ambiguous synopsis in the process, but now we have a new, more detailed synopsis:

Thousands of years ago an asteroid fell from the sky, creating a huge crater, in the center of which remains a piece of asteroid rock. Once a year, a convention is held at the site, attracting astronomers, teachers, families with aspiring teen astronomers, as well as military personnel. As the stars begin to align, surprising and completely unexpected events occur. This is Anderson at his comedic best; he is also imbued with the grief caused by the death of the mother of one of the families, which gives the film a deep emotional impact.

Some on-set photos were also revealed (before Focus Features took them down). All contained the meticulous attention to detail we’ve come to expect from Anderson, but set in the 1950s.

The star-studded cast includes Tom Hanks and Margot Robbie in their Anderson film debuts, plus Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Ed Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Stephen Park , Rupert Friend. , Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Tony Revolori, Jake Ryan, Grace Edwards, Aristou Meehan, Sophia Lillis, Ethan Lee, Jeff Goldblum, and Rita Wilson.

How many of these are we thinking are going to be cameos? Oh, and where is Bill Murray? Were your scenes of him cut after the #MeToo incident last year? They say it’s because he had COVID and they reformulated it.

Even stranger, Murray was broadcast live at the last NYFF alongside Anderson, Adrian Brody and others from the “Asteroid City” set. Not only that, he’s the one who revealed the film’s title during a BFI Q&A session last November.

“Asteroid City,” which wrapped production last October and will open on June 23. A Cannes premiere is pretty much sealed for this one.

Here is the trailer:

generational sex

GENERATION SEX — The Sex Pistols and Generation X supergroup Generation Sex will headline the UK for the first time in Wolverhampton this summer.

Singer Billy Idol and bassist Tony James, guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook will perform the civic in The halls in Wolverhampton on Monday 10th July 2023.

The UK’s only headline show below generational sex highly anticipated performance at the Iggy Pop headlined dog afternoon in London Crystal Palace Park on Saturday, July 1.

He dog afternoon The poster also features Blondie, Buzzcocks and Lambrini Girls. Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now.

Generation Sex made their live debut on the roxy in West Hollywood in October 2018, where they performed a list of Sex Pistols and Generation X songs, plus a spit-out version of “My Way.”

The band will also play European festivals this summer at the hell Festival, from Belgium gripNorway tons of rockand Kaisaniemen Puisto In finland.

Joe Cocker

SHORT TAKESCelebrity writer Mark Bego’s next book is about legendary rocker Joe Cocker and it will be available for the holidays via yorkshire Publication

Procol Harum

Keith Reid, who co-wrote the lyrics to most of Procol Harum’s original songs, died on March 23 of cancer… Micky Dolenz Celebrates The MonkThe tour opens tonight in Orlando, Florida…

Ricki Lee Jones/Pirates

Somehow we missed it, but Ricki Lee Jones is in NYC’s bird land next week in support of his new album produced by Russ Titelman Treasure pieces. The pair worked together on the classic album. pirates in 1982. A gem of a performer, the album documented her breakup with Tom Waits and was simply stunning. I listened to it for hours and hours. I look forward to seeing one of the performances. Check out this interview with Jones on WBGO:…

Ruth Chris’s Steakhouse

OBSERVATION: of WOR Tom Cuddy and public relations expert David Salidor at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse for a farewell meal. The hallowed New York restaurant closes next week… I just watched a great TV segment on nbc todayin gold rush vinyl and her Caren Kelleher, who spoke quite specifically and eloquently about her hand in bringing vinyl back to a prominent force in the record business. Those in the know will no doubt agree on the merits of vinyl, as opposed to digital, but the one element seriously missing from the piece for me was the creative process. Face it, even before one decides to use vinyl or not, the song, the creative material has to be there. As industry seer Steve Leeds always says (and he’s absolutely right) TO good song… it’s a good song. It starts from there… I was listening to a very recent Eric Clapton podcast and he revealed to me that in June he was going to be recording with Tom Jones. He also said that he and Jones used to be friends in the ’60s. Wow, who knew that? … hbo premieres White House Plumbers on Monday, May 1. I’ve seen the trailer a ton of times and it’s priceless; especially if you lived it like I did. Also, congratulations to 10 Years After’s “I Love To Change The World”, which fits the bill perfectly. Here is the trailer:

Happy Birthday Susan Hathaway; Warren Beatty and Mr. Clapton!

NAMES IN THE NEWS —Bill Snows; Brad LeBeau; Tom and Lisa Cuddy; Scott Shannon; Steve Walker; Tom and Lisa Cuddy; Carlos Rosenay; Zach Martin; Steve Leeds; bruce haring; Marcos Bego; Kent Kotal; Dan Zelinski; Kent and Laura Denmark; Melinda Newman; Joe Lynch; Joe Radcliffe; Andy Kent; Michael Lipman; Don Wardell; Markos Papdatos; Angela Tarantino; and CHIP!