Wes Anderson Debuts Christmas Ad for H&M Starring Adrian Brody

The Hollywood Reporter

Director Wes Anderson has re-teamed with his The Grand Budapest Hotel actor Adrian Brody for a Christmas ad for clothing retailer H&M.

The spot, which went up Monday, tells the story of a group of train passengers whose plans are spoiled by snowy weather and delays on Christmas Day. Brody, playing Ralph, a mustachioed train conductor, plans a festive surprise for the rag-tag group of strangers.

"This story may resonate more than ever at a time in the world where we could all do with giving a stranger a hug," Brody commented of the short, titled Come Together.

The three-and-a-half minute spot features very Anderson-esque touches, including retro interiors and uniforms and the dollhouse-like symmetrical design that is the director's trademark. The soundtrack includes the John Lennon classic "Happy Xmas (War is Over)." All the characters in the ad wear clothes from H&M's holiday collection. Adam & Eve/DDB, which have worked with H&M since 2015, created the campaign.

Check out the spot below.