The French Dispatch: The Excitement Behind the Movie that Boasts of a Star-studded Cast is Immense!

Wes Anderson, who is known for his distinctive visual and narrative style is back with a new project, which he’s saying is a “love letter to journalists.”

Aside from his unique style, Anderson is also known to bring some of Hollywood’s biggest names to work together in his movies, and when you see the cast in this movie, it’s hard not to get curious.

Story, release date, etc etc 

The current release date of the movie is said to be 28th August in the UK, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it won’t be a surprise if the release date gets pushed back.

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The movie is set in a fictional 20th century French city named Ennui-sur-Blasé, and is a collection of stories published in the French Dispatch. The movie will feature three major storylines.

Anderson spoke to French publication Charente Libre in April 2019, and when asked about the movie, stated that the story is not easy to explain. The story revolves around an American journalist who is based in France, and creates his own magazine. The story will be about this man, who wants to write what he wants. But at the same time, this is not a movie about freedom of press.

As for the cast, which includes cameos, the movie will star: Benicio Del Toro, Adrian Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Kiev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Edward Norton, William Dafoe, Saoirse Ronan, Rupert Friend, Henry Winkler and Anjelica Huston.

Aside from this, Fisher Stevens, Kate Winslet and Alex Leather will also be starring in undisclosed roles.

Wes Anderson will be directing, producing and writing the screenplay for the movie.