Everyone is still waiting for the wide release of Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, but the director has now started casting on his next movie. After casting the likes of Tom Hanks and other Anderson vets in the film, news has come out that the film has brought in one of the stars of the week’s biggest film, The Suicide Squad.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie has been cast in Anderson’s latest project. We don’t have any details about the project yet, but we do know that the movie is set to start shooting later this month.
Robbie is a newcomer when it comes to the pool of actors that Anderson has previously worked with. Besides Hanks, the film’s cast also includes Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, and Tilda Swinton.
Recently Robbie has been nabbing roles with a lot of high-end directors from Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood to James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. She’s also proven to be a great producer herself and has also been cast in the Barbie film with Greta Gerwig at the helm.
We’ve yet to get any updates on Anderson’s next movie, but if anything, The French Dispatch looks to be Anderson taking his style to the limit, what with the framed narratives, symmetrical shots, and colorful sets. I think the star-studded cast which includes Timothee Chalamet, Frances McDormand, and Jeffrey Wright is also worth mentioning.
The French Dispatch gets a wide release on Oct. 22. You can catch Robbie in The Suicide Squad now available in theaters and on HBO Max.