Art vs. Life

Owen Wilson's new film is tough and not just because of the bandages

J. Hamilton / Fox Searchlight

A bandaged Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody (left to right) seen here in a scene from Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited."

It's a shock but not a surprise to see Owen Wilson in The Darjeeling Limited, the new semi-comedy from Wes Anderson that had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 3. As Francis, the eldest of the three Whitman brothers, he's clearly in physical distress. His head is wrapped in two thick bandages. His nose has a Band-Aid on it. His right hand and wrist are taped, and he uses a cane to walk.

He looks a mess--funny in the context of the film; not so, given Wilson's hospitalization on Aug. 26 for what was described as a...

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