Wes Anderson‘s stop-motion movie Isle Of Dogs will likely secure an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature in the coming months, but the director is already hard at work on his next project, which has already begun shooting under wraps in France, where local French papers have reported various sightings.
Contrary to previous rumours, the film – currently titled The French Dispatch – will not be a musical and is instead a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th-century Paris, and revolves around three storylines.
Anderson regulars Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Frances McDormand are on board, but there might also be three exciting new faces appearing in Anderson’s tenth film.
Timothée Chalamet, Benicio Del Toro, and Jeffrey Wright are all reportedly on board, although pretty much the whole production is layered in secrecy right now, so the castings have not been confirmed. It was previously rumoured that Natalie Portman, Brad Pitt and Lea Seydoux might also have roles in the film, but those remain rumours, at least for now.
Anderson currently resides in Paris, but this will mark his first film to be set there. As production rolls on, more news will likely leak out, or be officially reported on, and we might even get an official synopsis if Anderson permits it. Until then we can just cross our fingers and hope this impressive collection of actors performing together really is true.