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The French Dispatch by Wes Anderson
Via The New Yorker

Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch finally has a premiere date

After several COVID-related delays, the Timothée Chalamet-starring film is set to join the Cannes line-up in July

The news we’ve all been waiting for has arrived: Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch finally has a premiere date.

The film was originally slated for release in July 2020, but, as with literally everything, was delayed in April last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although the release was pushed to October 2020, it was later postponed indefinitely.

Now, it’s been announced that The French Dispatch will join the line-up of this summer’s Cannes Film Festival (which was also cancelled last year because of COVID). As reported by Deadline, all of the films that were on last year’s line-up will instead premiere at the festival this year.

Anderson’s tenth feature is set to star Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman, Léa Seydoux, Kate Winslet, Elisabeth Moss, Christoph Waltz, Frances McDormand, Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody, Rupert Friend, and more.

The film is 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”.

While The French Dispatch has been waiting for its premiere date, Anderson has got to work on his next film. The as-yet-untitled project reportedly started filming this spring in Rome, with the plot revolving around a romance story.

Watch the trailer for The French Dispatch below.