The Jakarta Post
Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer for Wes Anderson’s highly anticipated new feature film, The French Dispatch.
It will be Anderson’s first live-action effort since his 2016 box office hit, The Grand Budapest Hotel, as reported by IndieWire.
The film revolves around a fictional American magazine published in France that brings to life a collection of stories. Like any Anderson film, The French Dispatch features a star-studded cast, including Bill Murray, Timothee Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Elisabeth Moss, Tilda Swinton, Lea Seydoux, Owen Wilson and more.
Last year, Elisabeth Moss told IndieWire that filming Anderson’s project was a “surreal experience”, telling the publication: “I went to France and did two days of shooting and it was like stepping into a Wes Anderson movie. Everyone looks like they’re in a Wes Anderson movie — and they usually are — and there’s Wes Anderson, and he looks like he’s in a Wes Anderson movie. It was like a weird dream. And everyone’s so nice. Somebody will be reading, and someone’s listening to music, and there’s people chatting and eating croissants. It’s the most civilized experience.”
Since the release of his first film, Bottle Rocket, in 1996, Anderson has been best known for creating films with unique visual and narrative styles.
Some critics have regarded Anderson as the modern-day equivalent of the auteur. Additionally, three of the filmmaker's works appeared in BBC’s 2016 poll of the 21st century’s 100 greatest films.
The French Dispatch is due to be released in America on July 24, with the release date hinting that it could premiere at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. (mad/wng)
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