First Trailer for Wes Anderson's Journalist Film 'The French Dispatch'

February 12, 2020
Source: YouTube

The French Dispatch Trailer

"A message from the foreman: one hour to press." Searchlight Pictures has unveiled the first official trailer for Wes Anderson's latest film, titled The French Dispatch. It's inspired by the New Yorker, pulling from real events in history. Described as a "love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in 'The French Dispatch' magazine." Similar to Grand Budapest Hotel, it follows a few different storylines centered around this outlet. The fantastically exquisite ensemble cast features Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Benicio del Toro, Owen Wilson, Léa Seydoux, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Mathieu Amalric, Steve Park, Lois Smith, Christoph Waltz, & Jason Schwartzman. Well this looks absolutely delightful in every way! Very much looking forward to watching.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch, direct from YouTube:

The French Dispatch Film

The French Dispatch Poster

A love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city, centering on three storylines. It brings to life a collection of tales published in the eponymous The French Dispatch. Inspired by Anderson's love of The New Yorker, and some characters and events in the film are based on real-life happenings with the magazine. The French Dispatch is both written and directed by beloved American filmmaker Wes Anderson, director of the films Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Isle of Dogs previously. It's produced by Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales; co-produced by Octavia Peissel. Searchlight Pics will release Anderson's The French Dispatch in select US theaters starting July 24th, 2020 this summer. First impression? Excited already?

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He's one of my favorite filmmakers, and this looks great. I love how his films have essentially become living dioramas.

grimjob on Feb 12, 2020


I just..don't get... I mean, his movies look like they were story-boarded on Post-It notes, where all the action of the scene is within the Post-It. Flat. I works okay on his animated stuff. I don't get his popularity or his humor.

kitano0 on Feb 12, 2020


I've found that his style is very polarizing. People either love it or don't, doesn't seem to be much of a gray area. I love his movies, but I completely understand how some can't get into it.

grimjob on Feb 12, 2020


I agree. Would like to see if he could work his creativity into another....template, a non-animated template. But to be fair, Gondry is the same way with his style and I dig his work.

Whichhalfofthewit on Feb 12, 2020


I've always looked at his films as "fairy-tale satire". And honestly, some of them are better than others. But as a whole, his style is his own, incredibly iconic and unique. Love him or hate him, the guy is talented.

THE_RAW_ on Feb 18, 2020


I think I saw the camera on some kind of moving apparatus in one of those shots! He must have been on cold medicine that day or something.

Whichhalfofthewit on Feb 12, 2020


Even is bad films are pretty good. Looking forward to this.

Charles Knowlton on Feb 13, 2020


Exceptionally cool looking ... I'm so into this one ...

shiboleth on Feb 13, 2020


WOW! I bet even Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese are jealous of that cast list!

Akirakorn on Feb 14, 2020


Looks like he went "Full Anderson" on this one. This goes on my list for most anticipated for 2020.

THE_RAW_ on Feb 18, 2020

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