How to Watch ‘Asteroid City’: Is the Wes Anderson Film Streaming?

Anderson regulars Jason Schwartzmann, Adrien Brody and Tilda Swinton are joined by Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks and more

Midge (Scarlett Johansson) stares out a window in "Asteroid City" (Focus Features)

Wes Anderson’s latest film, “Asteroid City,” opens wide this weekend. In typical Anderson fashion, the sci-fi comedy features a large ensemble of A-list actors. It’s based on a story and screenplay by Anderson. Longtime collaborator Alexandre Desplat composed the score, and the soundtrack features 17 country and western songs from the mid 1950s when the film is set.

If you’re a Wes Anderson fan, you’re not going to want to miss “Asteroid City.” Here’s where you can watch it:

When did “Asteroid City” come out?

“Asteroid City” had its world premiere at the 76th Cannes International film festival on May 23, 2023.

It kicked off a limited theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles on June 16th and released wide on June 23.

Is “Asteroid City” in theaters or streaming?

Currently, “Asteroid City” is only available in theaters. You can search for theaters playing “Asteroid City” here.

What is the “Asteroid City” plot?

“Asteroid City” takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955. The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.

Who is in the “Asteroid City” cast?

Many Wes Anderson regular collaborators, including Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber and Tilda Swinton, are back.

The large ensemble cast includes:

  • Jason Schwartzman as Augie Steenbeck/Jones Hall
  • Scarlett Johansson as Midge Campbell/Mercedes Ford
  • Tom Hanks as Stanley Zak, Augie’s father-in-law
  • Jeffrey Wright as General Gibson, host of the Junior Stargazer Awards
  • Tilda Swinton as Dr. Hickenlooper, a local scientist
  • Bryan Cranston as a TV show host
  • Edward Norton as Conrad Earp, a playwright
  • Adrien Brody as Schubert Green, a director
  • Liev Schreiber as J.J. Kellogg, the father of a Junior Stargazer awardee
  • Hope Davis as Sandy Borden, the mother of a Junior Stargazer awardee
  • Stephen Park as Roger Cho, the father of a Junior Stargazer awardee
  • Rupert Friend as Montana, a singer cowboy
  • Maya Hawke as June Douglas, a teahcer
  • Steve Carell as a hotel manager
  • Matt Dillon as Hank, a mechanic
  • Hong Chau as Polly Green, Schubert’s wife
  • Willem Dafoe as Saltzburg Keitel, an acting teacher
  • Margot Robbie as Augie’s deceased wife/an actress playing her
  • Tony Revolori as Gibson’s aide
  • Jake Ryan as Woodrow Steenbeck, Augie’s son
  • Jeff Goldblum as an alien

What is “Asteroid City” rated?

“Asteroid City” is rated PG-13 “for brief graphic nudity, smoking, and some suggestive material.”

What do the reviews say about “Asteroid City”?

In his review from Cannes, TheWrap’s award editor Steve Pond says the film “looks amazing” and has an “amazing cast,” but may be Anderson’s “least involving movie” to date that feels buried in stylization.

The film is currently “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes with a 75% critics score, but the audience score comes in lower at 67%

Watch the “Asteroid City” trailer

Watch the “Asteroid City” trailer below: