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Elisabeth Moss, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Fisher Stevens, and Griffin Dunne in The French Dispatchcourtesy of Searchlight Pictures

Here’s the first look at Wes Anderson’s new film, The French Dispatch

Featuring Timothée Chalamet taking a bath

Wes Anderson’s forthcoming film, The French Dispatch, has already generated a lot of hype, and no wonder with a cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, and… well, too many other massive names to mention.

As a result, it’s pretty exciting news that a first look at the film has been revealed (February 11) in the form of an illustrated, magazine-style poster and a few still images. The poster shows an office block (housing the French outpost of the American newspaper that the plot revolves around) with a few of the aforementioned characters within.

Timothée Chalamet scribbling on a notepad in the bath, Léa Seydoux looking menacing as she stands over a gun, Frances McDormand seemingly hard at work, and a paint-spattered Benicio del Toro are just a few vignettes visible through the building’s many windows. The background of the teaser, meanwhile, hints more at the action sequences we might see in the film, featuring a police chase, a hearse, and fictional French streets stalked by bloody butchers and other shady characters.

Searchlight has also released several stills via the New Yorker (February 11), which has been cited as an inspiration for the film itself.

The French Dispatch has a US release date of July 24, 2020.