Wes Anderson has revealed details of his new movie The French Dispatch, which, like most of the directorâ€™s previous work, boasts an incredible cast.
Fox Searchlightâ€™s official synopsis for The French Dispatch reads, â€œThe 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.â€
â€œThe filmâ€™s cast includes Benicio Del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, TimothÃ©e Chalamet, LÃ©a Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park, Owen Wilson, Lois Smith, and Bill Murray.â€
Unsurprisingly, Fox Searchlight Pictures chairmen Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley also eulogised over Anderson and his upcoming work, remarking, â€œWe are excited to dive back into the unmistakable and entirely original world of Wes Anderson.â€
â€œOur collaborations with Wes in the past have been exceptional, and weâ€™re thrilled to be back working with him and the Indian Paintbrush team on The French Dispatch.â€
Back in April, Anderson gave the French magazine Charente Libre, viaÂ Variety, a little more insight on the film, explaining, â€œThe story is not easy to explain. [Itâ€™s about an] American journalist based in France [who] creates his magazine.â€
â€œIt is more a portrait of this man, of this journalist who fights to write what he wants to write. Itâ€™s not a movie about freedom of the press, but when you talk about reporters you also talk about whatâ€™s going on in the real world.â€
The French Dispatch will premiere in 2020, probably at one of the film festivals in August or September, as the studio will look to position it for an awards season push.