A lot of Wes Anderson fans were excited for the release of The French Dispatch when it was first announced, and though the film was initially expected to come out in July, the pandemic has called for an indefinite delay. After a successful premiere at Cannes though, Search;ight has released a new clip from the film featuring Frances McDormand and Timothée Chalamet.
Watch this clip from The French Dispatch down here:
We don’t know exactly who McDormand and Chalamet are playing in the movie, but it looks like both are members of some kind of rebel group, with McDormand’s character being a ‘good writer.’ Just like The Grand Budapest Hotel before it, it looks like Dispatch is going to feature multiple time jumps, with each era defined by color (or lack of it).
With Wes Anderson being known for his signature style, it looks like he’s going all out when it comes to The French Dispatch. A lot of shots in the preview look very complex and crowded, and it looks like Anderson is pushing himself even more when it comes to this film. Let’s not also forget to mention that he’s managed to cast a lot of impressive faces from Benecio del Toro to Tilda Swinton.
While the movie doesn’t have a plot, the film is summarized with this description:
A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch Magazine”.
The French Dispatch is set to open to general audiences on Oct. 22.