Expect more news to surface as we inch towards the new year. Now, Anderson’s newest outing ‘The French Dispatch’ has had its cast partially revealed and it’s looking like another star-studded affair, as if you were ever worried.
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A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch” magazine. This musical animated feature comes from Glen Keane, the Oscar-winning Disney animator whose credits include The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. China’s Pearl Studio, formerly Oriental DreamWorks, are behind the retelling of a classic Chinese myth about a young girl who embarks on a journey to the moon. Pearl will release theatrically in China in 2020. Another Netflix pic and thus another likely to eschew Cannes.
Whether you’re interested in parodying his style or homaging his color palette in your own , this new feature looks to be another indie classic which will undoubtedly bring us more insights into the pastiched and stylized world of Wes Anderson.
Anderson has released five his last six films through Fox or Fox Searchlight. (The one exception was Moonrise Kingdom, which wad distributed by Focus Features.) His last feature was 2018’s stop-motion animated Isle of Dogs, which grossed $32 million in the U.S. That was significantly better than Anderson’s other animated feature, Fantastic Mr. Fox (which grossed $21 million in the U.S. in 2009), but barely more than half of what Anderson’s 2014 film, The Grand Budapest Hotel made in theaters. ($59.3 million) That remains Anderson’s biggest picture to date.
The main cast of The French Dispatch includes Bill Murray, Benicio Del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDorman, Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Timothée Chalamet, Léa Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, and Stephen Park.
On Thursday, Fox Searchlight announced that the distributor (now a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company) had acquired worldwide rights to Anderson’s new film, The French Dispatch. The company previously released The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Darjeeling Limited, and last year’s Isle of Dogs.
European actress Cécile de France isn’t expected to have a large role in The French Dispatch,” as it’s rumored that she plays the Parisian friend of Frances McDormand’s character in the film, but in a recent interview with France24 , she let some information slip about the upcoming movie that has our minds racing.
Wes Anderson is an American film director whose works feature a recurring ensemble of actors, including Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman. He is known for quirky, comical movies with flawed characters, with projects ranging from The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou to Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Anderson has also enjoyed success with the stop-motion animated films Fantastic Mr. Fox and Isle of Dogs.
The acquisition news also comes with the first hint of a release date. Fox Searchlight has announced The French Dispatch” will be released sometime in 2020. Earlier this year, Anderson said he might be able to finish the movie in time for a 2019 release but Fox Searchlight will hold the project for next year. Searchlight released Grand Budapest” and Isle of Dogs” in March following world premieres at the Berlin International Film Festival, so it seems likely The French Dispatch” will follow suit.
The 24-year-old Chalamet, who stars in Little Women” and Netflix’s The King,” will next do a London staging of the play 4,000 Miles,” about a young man in crisis who bonds with his grandmother, Deadline reports. His schedule this year also includes the Wes Anderson-directed The French Dispatch,” about American journalists in France.
The French Dispatch is set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city and brings to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch” magazine. The film’s cast includes new and familiar Anderson collaborators like Benicio Del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Timothee Chalamet, Lea Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park, Owen Wilson and Bill Murray.
Until then, interested parties have a new windfall of information to digest courtesy of Variety The article in question focuses on the city of Angoulême, the French production and animation hub in which Anderson chose to situate his latest feature, but it also teases a film of unprecedented scale for the ambitious, perfectionist auteur.
The Classic Rock Cinematic Universe is getting a new member, and the casting choice is nothing short of perfect. Monday evening, Deadline reported that Timothée Chalamet is set to take on the role of Bob Dylan in an upcoming biopic currently titled Going Electric. The film is still in early stages, but it comes at a time when legacy music biopics are the hot award season trend (same goes for Chalamet himself, to be fair).
Even though 20th Century Fox isn’t exactly doing The Walt Disney Company any favors with their box office performance this year, Fox Searchlight is still operating like it’s business as usual. The more indie-focused and award-driven arm of Fox has just secured the worldwide distribution rights to Wes Anderson‘s next film, The French Dispatch. This comes after Fox Searchlight released Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Darjeeling Limited. Learn more below.
Fox Searchlight has acquired Wes Anderson‘s next film, The French Dispatch.” The studio just had its anticipated slate of festival premieres which included Terrence Malick’s WWll drama A Hidden Life” and Taika Waititi’s anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit,” which won the Audience Award at Toronto International Film Festival.
Wes Anderson’s previous movie ‘Isle Of Dogs’ starred Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldlum, and Yoko Ono. It was an animated adventure set in Japan, when a “dog flu” epidemic spreads across the country, and we gave it a healthy four stars The movie is rumoured to be getting some Oscar nods very soon.
The French Dispatch brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city. It stars Bill Murray, Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, and Owen Wilson.
Originally, Bottle Rocket was planned as a serious movie starring Owen Wilson and his two brothers Luke and Andrew. However, it became apparent that the realm of serious drama was not for them, and they began to focus more on comedic plot elements, and thus the script for Bottle Rocket became a hard-to-label mix of comedy, romance and crime. Through Andrew Wilson’s connections in the movie industry, the group was able to raise a small budget and a stock of film. Eventually these provisions ran out, and the envisioned full-length movie had to become a short film.
In time, he turned his energies from mischief making to artistic endeavors. The young Anderson directed movies starring himself and his brothers, filming them with a Super 8mm camera. He read avidly, developing a passion for novels and finding himself consumed by storytelling. Anderson attended St. John’s School in Houston, where he became known for his large and complex play productions. Often these productions were based on well-known stories, films and even TV shows: One work was a sock puppet version of the 1978 Kenny Rogers album The Gambler.
Despite living in Paris for years, this will be the American director’s first feature length film based in France (he once based a short film, Hotel Chevalier in a Parisian hotel room). Renowned for shooting his films on-site that result in unique cinematography, we can definitely expect the auteur-director to show off the ambience of 1950s France in a way that will appeal to hipsters worldwide.
The next Wes Anderson movie is now shooting in Angoulême, France, and details about the cast and story have begun to leak out. Indiewire reports that the film, to be called The French Dispatch is a 20th century period piece set in the French bureau of an American newspaper, which they describe as a love letter to journalists.” The ensemble cast will include Bill Murray, Frances McDorman, Tilda Swinton, Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro and Jeffrey Wright, and the film will interweave three storylines.
The extensive runtime hasn’t exactly been confirmed yet, but is made that much more ridiculous by one last addition to the IMDb page, which hints at the existence of a director’s cut” for The French Dispatch that would clock in at an incredible 325 minutes. That’s 5 hours, 25 minutes for those keeping track at home. If true, it would be a hell of a divergence for Anderson, whose films have actually tended toward the short side during his career, with many clocking in around the 90 minute mark. His longest to date was The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, which still fell short of two hours by a few minutes.
IMDb page refers to the film as a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch magazine, with Anderson wrapping on the film last year.
Last year, Mission Impossible broke the previous high spend record after spending EUR25 million on location in France However, this made up less than a seventh of the action adventure films total budget. The French Dispatch, in comparison, is expected to shoot most, if not entirely within France.
The French Dispatch marks Anderson’s 11th directed flick and boasts an A-list lineup, casting old friends like Tilda Swinton , Francis McDormand, Saoirse Ronan, Bob Balaban and Owen Wilson , and acquaintances such as Timothée Chalamet , Guillaume Gallienne and Benicio del Toro Frequent guest star Bill Murray and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz will also be making minor appearances. The rumor of Brad Pitt joining the cast, however, was shut down by the filmmaker himself.
Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch ,” extending the indie studio’s long collaboration with the filmmaker. The story will revolve around journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city, bringing to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch magazine.
Wesley Wales Anderson is an American director, writer, and producer of features, short films and commercials. He was nominated for a 2001 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Royal Tenenbaums. Wes Anderson’s next live-action film – The French Dispatch – adds recent Emmy-winner Henry Winkler to its massive cast in an unknown role.
Cast and plot details reveal that Wes Anderson’s next film (which is titled The French Dispatch) is NOT a musical, as previously reported. Dec. 7 (UPI) – Call Me By Your Name actor Timothee Chalamet has landed a role in writer-director Wes Anderson ‘s upcoming film The French Dispatch.
Update: Fox Searchlight has confirmed with us that the official runtime for The French Dispatch is one hour and 48 minutes and IMDb published an error. See the original story below. The French Dispatch” is set to release sometime in 2020. Anderson is producing the film along with Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson. Indian Paintbrush co-financed the feature.
Another Wes Anderson film makes its way to Fox Searchlight as the studio acquires the rights to the director’s new and upcoming film The French Dispatch. The French Dispatch ” is described as a love letter to journalists” and is set in an American backed newspaper’s French offices. The film will premiere in 2020.
After the release of the stop-motion animation feature Isle of Dogs earlier this year, Wes Anderson has announced he will be returning to live-action directing for his 10th film, The French Dispatch. Fox Searchlight has picked up the worldwide rights to The French Dispatch. They have worked with Anderson in the past, having previously distributed films like Isle of Dogs and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
The French Dispatch will arrive in theaters in 2020. The French Dispatch doesn’t have a release date yet, but we’re betting it arrives late in 2020. Listen to wes anderson’s: the french dispatch (an imagined soundtrack by me) now. The French Dispatch (2020) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
Holy Motors director Leos Carax’s first English-language film is a musical set against the backdrop of Los Angeles. Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver play star-crossed lovers, and the project is inspired by U.S. rock band Sparks who also provide music. The French production is backed by Amazon and it screams Cannes.
At this point, what else is there to say about Wes Anderson After launching himself (and a the famous brotherly duo of Luke and Owen Wilson) to indie stardom in the 1990s with ( the now culturally appreciated ) Bottle Rocket, Anderson has built a steady career of creating exotically located passion projects with all-star casts every three years or so.