21 May 2012 11:28 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Moonrise Kingdom," the newest film from Wes Anderson, tells the story of two young lovers -- Suzy Sharp and Sam Shakusky -- who run away together. Suzy is a disaffected young girl, who enjoys burying her head in books and is prone to fistfights at school. Sam is a troubled orphan, who's been bounced around the foster care system. A unique performance was required to bring these characters to life, and Anderson found exactly what he was looking for in thirteen-year-old stars Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman. Both are newcomers to film and went through an arduous open audition process before landing their parts. Adding to the whirlwind experience was the opportunity for the duo to act alongside such luminaries as Bruce Willis, Edward Norton and Tilda Swinton. (Not bad for two kids whose acting resume, up until this point, was made up of summer camp performances.) Moviefone spoke with »

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