Wes Anderson, an auteur never afraid to take his quirky, inimitable style to different locales, may have an idea regarding his next film. Having spent time in New York City, Italy, India, and Japan in his films, and even the fictional Republic of Zubrowka in The Grand Budapest Hotel, it’s possible Anderson is heading to France for his next project.
Per The Playlist, Anderson is planning to get the cameras rolling in Angoulême, France in February 2019 with an eye on a release date sometime in 2020. Early reports suggest the film will be a musical set in France after World War II. Music has been a major part of the director’s work over the years, but this would mark the first time one of his movies would exist in the musical genre.
Angoulême, known as “the balcony of the southwest”, is the capital of Charente and is home to upwards of 110,000 people, with features such as “the river the region is named for, a city hall that’s overrun with greenery, and a preserved, pedestrian-friendly ‘old town'”. It’s a very picturesque place, a perfect playground for Anderson to weave his magic.
None of this is yet confirmed, but if this is indeed his next project, it sounds like the most Wes Anderson movie ever. We’ll wait on more details to hopefully arrive soon.