Asteroid City | Official Trailer

For Asteroid City, Anderson called on some of his most consistent collaborators, placing Jason Schwartzman at the top of the bill as a father of four who, upon encountering some car trouble, gets stuck with his three daughters at the Asteroid Day celebration that his son (Jake Ryan) had planned to attend.


At first, it’s all fun, games, and general science fair revelry. But when real otherworldly activity arrives at Asteroid City—and the convention site is quarantined while the government investigates—the attendees each, in their own ways, begin to question their own purpose, and even the meaning of life itself. (Sounds like quarantine, alright.) At the convention, Schwartzman is joined by Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Stephen Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Sophia Lillis, Tony Revolori, and Jeff Goldblum (whew!).

Asteroid City finally lands in theaters this summer, with a limited release set for June 16 followed by a larger opening the next weekend. The film joins a summer lineup already rich with long-awaited hot ticket ensemble films, namely Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, both due for release on July 21.