Royal Tenenbaums, The (film) Royal Tenenbaum and his wife, Etheline, had three children—Chas, who became a real estate mogul with a deep understanding of international finance; Richie, a champion tennis player; and Margot, a gifted playwright. But the brillance of the young Tenenbaums is erased over two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster, mostly attributable to their father. One recent winter, the family has a sudden, unexpected reunion. Directed by Wes Anderson. A Touchstone Picture. Released on December 14, 2001, in New York and Los Angeles, with general release on December 21. Stars Gene Hackman (Royal Tenenbaum), Angelica Huston (Etheline), Ben Stiller (Chas), Gwyneth Paltrow (Margot), Owen Wilson (Eli Cash), Danny Glover (Henry Sherman), Bill Murray (Raleigh St. Clair), Luke Wilson (Richie Tenenbaum). 110 min. Filmed in CinemaScope on location in New York City. The filmmakers discovered a dilapidated limestone mini-mansion in a historic neighborhood of Harlem called Hamilton Heights to use as the Tenenbaum house. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Released on video in 2002.