Wes Anderson debuted his latest project, "Castello Cavalacanti," at the Rome Film Festival and Prada.com today -- and this time it's sans a pants-less Natalie Portman.
The eight-minute short was released for Italian fashion house, Prada, and features plenty of ironic Wes Anderson tropes to tide over fans until the March release of "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
Frequent Anderson collaborator Jason Schwartzman stars as a glib Formula One driver, Jed Cavalcanti, who fortuitously wrecks his car in his family's ancestral village during the 1955 Molte Miglia. Dressed in a yellow Prada jumpsuit (and looking like he could hop into A-ha's "Take on Me" video), he's forced to mingle with the locals while waiting on a bus to Assisi. Jed imbibes some local green "hooch," bumps into his great, great uncle Michelangelo, and eventually falls in love in a local cafe.
It's classic Wes Anderson and now available courtesy of YouTube.
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