Going unaffected with the publicity around the suicidal attempt of its cast member Owen Wilson, "The Darjeeling Limited" marked its world premiere at the 64th edition of Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2007 with major cast and director Wes Anderson all attending.
The absence of funnyman Wilson, who is currently recovering at his California home, apparently gave way for his co-star Adrien Brody to become the center of the spotlight during the occasion. Coming alongside his girlfriend Elsa Pataky, the Oscar winner even gave the photographers something worthy to be captured on: his public kiss with the Spanish actress.
Other cast members spotted walking down the red carpet were Jason Schwartzman and his cousin Roman Coppola, who both also penned the script together with Anderson.
Slated for a North American release on September 29, 2007, "Darjeeling" is one of the twenty-two films competing for top prize of Mostra's Golden Lion. Other titles included in the pack are, among others, "Michael Clayton", "Sleuth", and "Atonement", which opened the festival on August 29.