Wes Anderson has unveiled the cast and plot details of his upcoming movie The French Dispatch. The film is described as “a love letter to journalists” and will feature the likes of Benicio Del Toro, Frances McDormand and Adrien Brody.
According to a press release, the latest offering from the legendary filmmaker is set in “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”.
The follow-up to 2018’s Oscar nominated Isle Of Dogs was initially reported to be a post-WWII musical. Instead, the The French Dispatch is another staple Andersonian comedy-drama.
It also sees the filmmaker reunite with some of his usual cast, including Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton. Other actors slated to appear in the film are Benicio Del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Timothée Chalamet and Léa Seydoux.
The French Dispatch, both written and directed by Anderson, is due to premiere in 2020. Worldwide rights to the film were acquired on Thursday (19 September) by Fox Searchlight. The company has already distributed some of the filmmaker’s earlier titles, such as last year’s Isle Of Dogs and Oscar winning The Grand Budapest Hotel.