The French Dispatch

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The French Dispatch
Directed byWes Anderson
Produced by
Written byWes Anderson
Starring
Music byAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyRobert Yeoman
Edited byAndrew Weisblum
Production
companies
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date
2020
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The French Dispatch is an upcoming American comedy-drama film written and directed by Wes Anderson. It stars Frances McDormand.

The film will be released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures under their Fox Searchlight Pictures label, marking Anderson's first film to be released by Disney since The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), under the Touchstone Pictures label.

Premise[edit]

The film has been described as "a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city and centers on three storylines."[1]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In August 2018, it was announced Wes Anderson would write and direct an untitled musical film set in France, post World War II.[2] In November 2018, it was announced Jeremy Dawson would produce the film, with Tilda Swinton and Mathieu Amalric starring in the film. Dawson also confirmed the film is not a musical.[3] Additionally, Natalie Portman, Brad Pitt, and Léa Seydoux were rumored for roles in the film.[4] In December 2018, it was announced Wes Anderson would write and direct the film, with Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright; with Seydoux confirmed to star in the film alongside Swinton and Amalric, with Steven Rales and Scott Rudin, producing under their Indian Paintbrush and Scott Rudin Productions banners, respectively, and Fox Searchlight Pictures, distributing.[1][5][6][7][8][9] Later that month, Lois Smith and Saoirse Ronan joined the cast.[10][11][12] In January 2019, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Henry Winkler, Willem Dafoe, Bob Balaban, Steve Park, Denis Ménochet, Lyna Khoudri, Kate Winslet, Alex Lawther, Vincent Macaigne, Vincent Lacoste, Félix Moati, Benjamin Lavernhe, Guillaume Gallienne, and Cécile de France joined the cast of the film.[13][14][15][16][17] Robert Yeoman will serve as the film's cinematographer.[18] In February 2019, it was announced Wally Wolodarsky, Fisher Stevens, Griffin Dunne, and Jason Schwartzman had joined the cast of the film.[19] In April 2019, Christoph Waltz, Rupert Friend, and Elisabeth Moss joined the cast of the film.[20][21]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began in November 2018, in the city of Angoulême (South-West France) and wrapped in March 2019.[22]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Trumbore, Dave (August 15, 2018). "Wes Anderson's Next Film Could Be a Post-World War II Musical Set in France, Obviously". Collider. Archived from the original on August 15, 2018. Retrieved August 15, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ Barfield, Charles (November 21, 2018). "Producer Gives Plot Details About Wes Anderson's Upcoming Film & Says It's Not A Musical". ThePlaylist. Archived from the original on December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 2, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ "Tilda Swinton Joins Wes Anderson's French Musical; Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman Rumored". Archived from the original on 2018-12-04. Retrieved 2018-12-03. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ Raup, Jordan (December 2, 2018). "Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro & More Join Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch'". The Film Stage. Archived from the original on December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 2, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ Ivre, Devon (December 2, 2018). "Wes Anderson's Next Film, The French Dispatch, Is a 'Love Letter to Journalists'". Vulture. Archived from the original on December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 2, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ "Jeffrey Wright talks upcoming Wes Anderson film role". YouTube. November 7, 2018. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  8. ^ Barfield, Charles (December 5, 2018). "Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch': Brad Pitt Is Out But Léa Seydoux Will Star In The Upcoming Film". The Playlist. Archived from the original on December 6, 2018. Retrieved December 5, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  9. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 6, 2018). "Timothee Chalamet Joins Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray in Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch'". Variety. Archived from the original on December 6, 2018. Retrieved December 6, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  10. ^ Lang, Brent (December 10, 2018). "Wes Anderson's 'French Dispatch' Adds Lois Smith". Variety. Archived from the original on December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 10, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  11. ^ "Mary Queen of Scots': Saorise Ronan and Josie Rourke on the 'cost of power'". YouTube.com. December 22, 2018. Archived from the original on March 24, 2019. Retrieved December 23, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  12. ^ "Saoirse Ronan Joins 'The French Dispatch,' Reuniting With Wes Anderson and Timothée Chalamet". Archived from the original on 2018-12-25. Retrieved 2018-12-24. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  13. ^ "ADRIEN BRODY, BENICIO DEL TORO, OWEN WILSON, WILLEM DAFOE: PLUIE DE STARS SUR LA VILLE!". Charente Libre. January 8, 2019. Archived from the original on January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  14. ^ "Henry Winkler Joins Wes Anderson Movie 'French Dispatch' (Exclusive)". Archived from the original on 2019-01-10. Retrieved 2019-01-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  15. ^ "Saoirse Ronan Reveals Kate Winslet Is Latest Actor To Join Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch'". The Playlist. Archived from the original on January 30, 2019. Retrieved January 29, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  16. ^ Grater, Tom (January 31, 2019). "'The End Of The F***ing World' star Alex Lawther joins Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch' (exclusive)". Screen International. Archived from the original on January 31, 2019. Retrieved January 31, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  17. ^ Sarreau, Lea Andre (January 31, 2019). "A luxury French casting for Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch"". Les Inrockuptibles. Archived from the original on January 31, 2019. Retrieved January 31, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  18. ^ Tyler, Jacob (January 10, 2019). "WES ANDERSON'S 'THE FRENCH DISPATCH' CASTS HENRY WINKLER AND HIRES STUNT COORDINATOR DOMINIQUE FOUASSIER". thegww.com. Archived from the original on January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  19. ^ Dunne, Griffin (February 15, 2019). "Boxes in the wardrobe department for Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch" where the brilliant costumer Milena Canonero keeps the belongings of the characters. The only time I'll get top billing over Bill Murray so I'd better get a pic of it". Instagram.com. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  20. ^ Barfield, Charles (April 15, 2019). "Wes Anderson Says Christoph Waltz Has Small Role In 'The French Dispatch' & Reveals More Details Including Possible Late-2019 Release". The Playlist. Archived from the original on April 15, 2019. Retrieved April 15, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  21. ^ "Elisabeth Moss on 'Her Smell' and a Feminist Take on 'The Invisible Man'". Archived from the original on 2019-04-25. Retrieved 2019-04-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  22. ^ "Untitled Wes Anderson Project". Backstage. Archived from the original on March 27, 2019. Retrieved December 2, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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