It’s been awhile since we’ve had a live-action Wes Anderson film in theatre. In 2020, we get a brand new film from the director of The Royal Tenenbaums and The Grand Budapest Hotel with The French Dispatch.
Old Anderson favorites such as Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, and Frances McDormand join with new to Anderson’s films such as Timothee Chalamet, Elisabeth Moss, Benicio del Toro, and Jeffrey Wright. The story, as revealed via the trailer, are segments of various dramatizations inspired by The New Yorker. Except, you know, it’s set in France staffed by American expats with wry senses of humor making declarations.
The French Dispatch is called Anderson’s “love letter” to journalism. Here’s the synopsis that was released.
“The film is a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th Century French city and brings to life a collection of stories published in ‘The French Dispatch’ magazine.”
The French Dispatch will be released on July 24.