Wes Anderson is Back with ‘The French Dispatch’

What is there to say about Wes Anderson that hasn’t been done better before? His aesthetic is unmistakable, his plots are quirky, and generally, his creativity is matched by a deep understanding of what makes a movie work. And all of that is on display with his new film, The French Dispatch.

Here’s the official synopsis:

The film is a love letter to journalists 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 will feature three short stories, which will be about an imprisoned artist, a student riot, and a kidnapping at a dinner. And of course, the director’s signature style is on full display.

As one would expect from a Wes Anderson film, the cast is packed with big names. We’ve got Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Elizabeth Moss, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson to name a small handful. At the very least, there are sure to be some fun performances, though it’s coming out well before Oscar-bait season.

The French Dispatch will premiere in theaters on July 24, 2020.