Fox Searchlight Teaming With Wes Anderson for His New Film THE FRENCH DISPATCH


Fox Searchlight has acquired the rights to the next film from director Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel). As with most of Anderson’s films, this one already has a large and impressive star-studded cast that includes Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Lea Seydoux (Spectre), Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange), Kate Winslet (Titanic), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Bill Murray (Ghostbusters), Adrien Brody (The Pianist), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man), Rupert Friend (Homeland), Benicio Del Toro (Sicario), Owen Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums), Cecile de France (Hereafter), Frances McDormand (Fargo), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Fisher Stevens (Short Circuit), Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), and Henry Winkler (Barry).

Deadline says the movie is “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.

Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley, Chairmen of Fox Searchlight Pictures, said in a 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.”

I think by now we can all imagine the type and feel of movie we will get from Anderson. He is a solid director with a signature style, and his movies are usually pretty fun and offbeat. The film is in post-production and is set to hit theaters sometime in 2020. Are you a fan of Anderson’s work and looking forward to this new one?

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