First Details and Cast for Wes Anderson Film ‘The French Dispatch’

Deadline has the official first details on Wes Anderson‘s next movie, The French Dispatch.

Fox Searchlight has picked up the worldwide rights to The French Dispatch. They have worked with Anderson in the past, having previously distributed films like Isle of Dogs and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

On the film, Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley, Chairmen of Fox Searchlight, said in a joint statement:

“We are excited to dive back into the unmistakable and entirely original world of Wes Anderson. Our collaborations with Wes in the past have been exceptional, and we’re thrilled to be back working with him and the Indian Paintbrush team on The French Dispatch.”

The cast will be made up of Anderson regulars such as Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, and Tilda Swinton, as well as actors Benicio Del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Timothée Chalamet, Léa Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park, Frances McDormand, and Tony Revolori.

Plot Synopsis:

Described as a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city, the movie will bring to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch magazine.

I didn’t start out as an Anderson fan, but an ex-girlfriend adored his filmography. So over time, I watched Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Fantastic Mr. Fox and grew to love his unique artistic style. I got Isle of Dogs just waiting to be watched, and The French Dispatch has a great cast, so I’ll probably be looking forward to some more Anderson in the near future.

The film is currently shooting for a 2020 release.

Are you a Wes Anderson fan? Will you be checking out The French Dispatch?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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