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Wes Anderson Raffles Off a Chance to Star In His Next Movie

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Wes Anderson, during the 10th Rome Film Fest in Rome, Italy (Stefania D'Alessandro / Contributor)
Wes Anderson, during the 10th Rome Film Fest in Rome, Italy (Stefania D’Alessandro/Contributor/Getty Images)


Critically-acclaimed director Wes Anderson is raffling off an opportunity to voice a character in his upcoming film, Isle of Dogs. The raffle is a fundraising effort for Martin Scorcese’s Film Foundation, and donations can be made through Wes’ Crowdrise page (minimum amount for the raffle is $10).

The winner will voice a dog in the film, alongside Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson, and Yoko Ono. The role may call for actual dog noises, such as barking, howling, and whimpering, so interested parties should probably practice those once they’ve entered the raffle.

In addition to the voice-acting role, the winner gets a behind-the-scenes tour of the film’s sets and production. He or she will also get to meet Wes himself. Finally, the winner gets to keep one of the dog puppet miniatures from the film.

Even if you don’t win, the consolation prizes are still pretty neat. Twenty-five selected runners-up get a Criterion collection DVD signed by Wes Anderson and a signed copy of The Wes Anderson Collection. Another 50 will just get the signed DVD. —Relaxnews

Below, watch Wes’ personal pitch for the fundraising effort.