Following this year’s acclaimed animated Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson isn’t gonna be taking a break just yet as he’s busy working on another project. Every indie kid’s favorite filmmaker has crafted some great works with films like Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel and the stop-motion animated Fantastic Mr. Fox. Anderson is back now and this time he’s going live-action again with his latest film, The French Dispatch.
According to IndieWire, The French Dispatch is a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in in Paris during the 20th century and will center on three story-lines. Much like many recent Anderson films, the film features an ensemble cast with many familiar faces and award caliber talent. The cast includes Bill Murray (As usual), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange), Benicio del Toro (Sicario), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name).
Among those rumored to be on board the project are Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman and Léa Seydoux, all of three of whom have worked with Anderson in the past. While Seydoux is the only one among the three who has been in an Anderson feature (The Grand Budapest Hotel) Pitt appeared in an Anderson-directed SoftBank commercial back in 2008 whereas Portman costarred in Anderson’s short film”Hotel Chevalier”.
Yeah, this looks like it’s going to be as Anderson as Anderson can get so we can expect The French Dispatch to be another charming gem from the filmmaker. It’s crazy that he’s only gotten one Best Director Oscar nomination but that would change after this is released… we hope.