This is not a drill: widely acclaimed director Wes Anderson is making a new film!
Titled “The French Dispatch,” the movie will be distributed under Foxlight Search and is “a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch magazine.” It will be 108 minutes long, contrary to early rumors that alleged it will be 4 hours long.
In an interview with Charente Libre, Anderson shared: “(The film is about) an American journalist based in France who creates his own magazine. It is more a portrait of this man, of this journalist who fights to write what he wants to write. It’s not a movie about the freedom of the press, but when you talk about reporters, you also talk about what’s going on in the real world.”
If you aren’t on the edge of your seats in anticipation of the film, you should be! Just check out the celebrities joining the cast: Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Léa Seydoux, Kate Winslet, and Elisabeth Moss, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody, Rupert Friend, and more!
The release date for “The French Dispatch” has yet to be revealed. It is unclear whether it will be animated or shot in live-action.
Anderson is known for his signature style of filmmaking which makes use of symmetry, wide-angle shots, ornate details, and saturated colors to tell quirky and weirdly complicated stories about dysfunctional characters. His best-known works include The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, and Isle of Dogs.
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