Just yesterday it was revealed that Wes Anderson’s French-set film will be titled The French Dispatch. However, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be a musical as it’s been suggested by French outlets. According to IndieWire the film isn’t actually a musical and will focus on a group of American journalists (assumed to be stylish and quirky) stationed in 20th-century Paris.
A love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th-century Paris and centers on three storylines.
They also have reaffirmed that previously reported Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton is indeed the film adding that she’ll be joined by heavy-hitters Oscar-nominee Bill Murray (previously rumored), Oscar-winner Frances McDormand, Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, and Oscar-nominee Timothee Chalamet. Although, zero confirmations of other rumored actors such as Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, or Lea Seydoux. The outlet seemingly downplaying their involvement.
Wes Anderson should certainly deliver a fun flick but with this cast, it feels like another attempt at earning some Oscar nomination. It was recently revealed Anderson will be reuniting with The Grand Budapest Hotel cinematographer Robert Yeoman and production designer Adam Stockhausen.
Filming is apparently well underway in Angoulême, France.
The French Dispatch is currently without a distributor and a release date.
SOURCE: INDIE WIRE