Filming on Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch is underway as they’ve just added another actor the already stellar cast. TheHollywoodReporter states that veteran actor and notorious nice-guy Henry Winkler (Happy Days, Barry) has closed his deal for a supporting role in the Wes Anderson film, which is currently filming in France.

Winkler recently caught some attention for his Emmy win for a supporting role in the Bill Hader series Barry at HBO. He joins fellow cast members Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Adrian Brody, Bob Balaban, Benicio Del Toro, and Timothee Chalamet. The Grand Budapest Hotel actress Saoirse Ronan recently revealed she had joined the cast and will reunite with Anderson recently while promoting her film Mary Queen of Scots.

Specific details are scarce but The French Dispatch will focus on an outpost of American news journalists located in Paris in the 20th Century (possibly pre/post War).

Its excellent production team includes The Grand Budapest Hotel cinematographer Robert Yeoman, production designer Adam Stockhausen, and costume designer Milena Canonero (four-time Oscar-winner). I’m also expecting to hear that French composer Alexandre Desplat will compose the film’s score.

There is an expectation that Fox Searchlight will end up landing the distribution rights from Indian Paintbrush. Possibly getting an awards-friendly fall release date.


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