Wes Anderson is not an ordinary name now; every movie he releases is treated as a significant event. He is the man behind the groundbreaking releases of The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and the Moonrise Kingdom. We already know that Wes Anderson is going to surprise us with the story, but the movie’s cast is already telling a lot. Many Hollywood A-listers are appearing in The French Dispatch or rather The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun. You can read all the updates here.
First poster for Wes Anderson’s next movie ‘The French Dispatch’. pic.twitter.com/knuRnmbmk4— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) January 29, 2020
The French Dispatch Release Date: When is it hitting on the screens?
Originally The French Dispatch was supposed to come out on 24th July 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was shifted to 16th October. We all hoped for things to get better by October, but they didn’t, and as a result, the film has been pushed way back now. It is scheduled to land on 28th January 2021, and we are not very sure if it is the final date. It is not like the movie is incomplete or something; the movie is all set, have a look at the first two posters of the film. We can see in one of these posters Timothee Chamalet (Dune) enjoying a bath while Tilda Swinton is reading a book, and Owen Wilson is sitting on a bike.
Moreover, The French Dispatch Will come On October 22, 2021. This movie will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and before its theatrical release, it will also be screened at the New York Film Festival.
The French Dispatch Cast: Who will be in?
Get ready to be blown away; Anderson has assembled a lot of talent for his movie.
- Benicio del Toro
- Mathieu Amalric
- Adrien Brody
- Lea Seydoux (No Time To Die)
- Frances McDormand
- Timothée Chalamet
- Owen Wilson (Marry Me)
- Jeffrey Wright (Westworld Season 4)
- Tilda Swinton
- Steve Park
- Lyna Khoudri
- Bill Murray
Wait, there’s more, Saorise Ronan (Ammonite), Elisabeth Moss (Handmaid’s Tale), Willem Defoe, Cecile de France, Morgan Polanski, Christopher Waltz, Rupert Friend (Anatomy of a Scandal), Alex Lawther (The Last Duel), Jason Schwartzman (Fargo), Henry Winkler (Barry Season 3), Fisher Stevens, and many more. The list is very long, and we are yet to see how Anderson is gonna fit all these faces into a 108-minute film. You can check the complete list here.
The French Dispatch Plot: What is it all about?
Wes Anderson is a big fan of the American magazine, The New Yorker. Some of the events and characters in the movie are from real-life counterparts from the magazine. Anderson stated that the story is not easy to explain; he added that it is about an American journalist based in France, it is about the fight of this man who wants to write whatever he likes. Even though it is not a movie about the press’s freedom, the film definitely shows what’s going on in the real world.
One of the main storylines is based on Events in “May: A Paris Notebook,” an article written by Mavis Gallant. Some parts are also taken from “The Days of Duveen.”
The French Dispatch Trailer: When can we watch it?
The trailer landed on 12th February, and by the looks of it, you can say that Wes Anderson is a genre on his own. The trailer is just perfect; it gives you a glimpse of the movie, or should I say movies, which are more than enough to attract you.