After his work on the animated Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson is coming back to live-action with The French Dispatch. Searchlight Pictures has just dropped the first trailer, and it looks like the most Wes Anderson film to have ever Wes Andersoned.
Check it out:
Here’s the official description:
THE FRENCH DISPATCH brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city. It stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.
Even though that’s the official cast list, the movie still features a bunch of other notable actors like Elisabeth Moss, Jason Scwartzman, Henry Winkler, and Angelica Huston.
I have to say, it kind of feels like an expansion of the story of The Grand Budapest Hotel. You have the same aspect ratio, but this time you also have a lot of more old-timey influence like the monochrome, plus the sets feel a lot more grandiose.
It’s also worth noting that this trailer marks the debut of the Searchlight Pictures logo after Disney officially removed the ‘Fox’ from the brand.
As someone who loves Anderson’s movies, this looks like a good bit of fun. Personally, I think all his movies feel the same, but they are always a delight. I’m sure his fans are going to love this one as well, and maybe it could also bring in a new generation of fans for Anderson.
Catch The French Dispatch when it hits theaters July 24.