The next gig for Yoko Ono will be in the art of film as opposed to music.
Yoko was recently cast as the voice of a character in the new animated movie Isle Of Dogs, the movie is from director Wes Anderson, Ono joins the cast that includes stars Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Jeff Goldblum and more.
Due for release in 2018, Isle Of Dogs utilitizes stop-motion animation techniques, however, not much else is known of the movie, director Anderson simply commented that it is “a film about dogs”
This’ll be Wes Anderson’s first animated movie since Fantastic Mr. Fox, though that was about, yeah , you guessed it. A fox.
Anderson announced that the new movie is scheduled to shoot in England. Also announced, was a charitable competition that asks for $10 donations in exchange for the chance to visit the set. CrowdRise is coordinating the effort; all the proceeds will go to Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, which protects and restores movies.
Previous film appearances by her include Satan’s Bed and roles as herself in Let It Be, Imagine and TV’s Mad About You.
Yoko also has a rich history behind the camera, directing several movies going back from the 1960s up to the 00s with her most recent directorial feature being in 2004.
Wes Anderson’s films feature many recurring actor, with the majority of his movies starring Bill Murray including Rushmore back in 1998, 2001’s The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou back in 2004, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Anderson’s movies have been nominated for many awards and have earned him Golden Globe Awards, BAFTAs and more.
His most recent feature, 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, was his most financially successful to date, earning $175m (£141m), as well as four Oscars. This past Christmas he made a three-minute yuletide advert for H&M.