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Tilda Swinton joins Wes Anderson’s latest film, shooting in Spain

Sets for the follow-up to The French Dispatch were first spotted outside the Spanish town of Chinchón earlier this year

Earlier this year, sets for Wes Anderson’s next, as-yet-untitled film began cropping up on the outskirts of Chinchón, Spain. Now, it’s been confirmed that the filmmaker will begin production this September, with Tilda Swinton set to star.

Speaking to Variety from England, Anderson has explained that he’s “not ready to share any details” about the follow-up to The French Dispatch. However, Swinton has offered a cryptic hint, saying that although the film is shooting in Spain, “it’s not about Spain”.

When the Spanish newspaper El País first reported on Anderson’s sets outside the south east Madrid town, back in May, it stated that they include a mock train station and landscapes characteristic of classic Westerns. However, the film was not said to fall into that genre.

A rumoured romance film by Wes Anderson was also detailed in Production Weekly in 2020, with a shoot set to take place in Rome this year, though it’s unclear whether the two projects are linked.

Tilda Swinton has previously starred in several Wes Anderson films, including The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, and Isle of Dogs

The French Dispatch — which is set to premiere at Cannes this month, and hit cinemas on October 22 — will see her join a star-studded cast including Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman, Léa Seydoux, Kate Winslet, Elisabeth Moss, Christoph Waltz, Frances McDormand, and Benicio Del Toro.