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Wes Anderson will begin shooting his next film in 2021

Looks like we won’t have to wait too long for the follow-up to The French Dispatch

Wes Anderson’s latest film, The French Dispatch, may have been indefinitely postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it seems the director isn’t hanging about when it comes to the follow-up.

According to a recent Production Weekly listing, an as-yet-untitled project written and directed by Anderson will start shooting in spring 2021. Specifically, the shoot is set to take place in Rome, according to information shared by The Film Stage, while a report by Discussing Film adds that casting is already underway, and that the plot will revolve around a romance story.

So far, not much else has been revealed about the upcoming production, though it will likely see Anderson tap into his well-established love for Italian cinema (see: his hyper-stylised, Italian-set short film for Prada, Castello Cavalcanti, which pays tribute to the legendary director Federico Fellini).

Meanwhile, we’ll just have to keep working through his list of film recommendations and rewatching the trailer for The French Dispatch – starring Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, and more – while we wait.