Mon. Aug 10th, 2020

First trailer for Wes Anderson’s star-studded ‘The French Dispatch’ with Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Timothée Chalamet

The trailer for The French Dispatch, the 10th film from 7-time Academy Award nominee Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs) is here.

The film follows journalists at an American newspaper bureau (“of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun) in a fictional French city that covers the stories ‘past’ and ‘present’ as it publishes its final edition.

The film stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson with a dozen smaller roles from Anderson alumni and new editions like Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Christoph Waltz, Anjelica Huston, Bob Balaban, Elisabeth Moss, Tony Revolori, Henry Winkler and Lois Smith.

Anderson’s last two films, also from Searchlight (pre-Fox drop) had their world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival but rumor is The French Dispatch will make its debut at Cannes in May. Anderson wrote the script from a story by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Hugh Guinness and himself and working with many of his regular crew including composer Alexandre Desplat, costume designer Milena Canonero and cinematographer Robert D. Yeoman.

Searchlight Pictures will release The French Dispatch on July 24.

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