The French Dispatch trailer: Wes Anderson's star-studded film gives homage to old school journalism

Over the course of his career Wes Anderson has drawn influence from countries and regions such as India (The Dareeling Limited), Japan (Isle of Dogs), Eastern Europe (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and can now add another to that list in The French Dispatch. There were some calls of Orientalism thrown towards his last release, although that was hotly disputed by others. Either way, it would be nice to see Anderson try something new and move away from the rigid style that has characterised his work for so long, but judging by what we’ve seen so far it’s business as usual. As always he's pulled together a strong cast as Anderson remains a director actors are eager to work with, and we expect this to premiere at Cannes in May. Watch the trailer for The French Dispatch above.

The French Dispatch is the European edition of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun – a factual, weekly report on the subjects of world politics, the arts (high and low), fashion, fancy cuisine/fine drink, and diverse stories of human-interest set in faraway quartiers.

The cast stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Steve Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson. Plus Saoirse Ronan, Cécile de France, Elisabeth Moss, Morgane Polanski, Willem Dafoe, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, Alex Lawther, Rupert Friend, Jason Schwartzman, Fisher Stevens, Henry Winkler and more are expected to pop up on-screen.

The French Dispatch opens in US cinemas on July 24 and in the UK on August 28.

The French Dispatch (2020)
Dir: Wes Anderson | Cast: Cécile de France, Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet | Writer: Wes Anderson (screenplay)

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