This summer, the first live-action Wes Anderson film in over six years will finally arrive and following the first images and poster, we now have the trailer. His highly-anticipated, star-studded The French Dispatch–which clocks in at 1 hour and 48 minutes–follows the staff of a European publication who decides to publish a memorial edition highlighting the three best stories from the last decade: an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.
Spanning 1925-1975, the film stars Benicio Del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Timothée Chalamet, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park, Owen Wilson, and Bill Murray. Also in the cast are Elisabeth Moss, Lois Smith, Willem Dafoe, Bob Balaban, Henry Winkler, Kate Winslet, Jason Schwartzman, Christoph Waltz, Griffin Dunne, Denis Ménochet, Vincent Macaigne, Cécile de France, and Rupert Friend.
“It is more a portrait of this man, of this journalist who fights to write what he wants to write,” Anderson said of the film, which mixes color and black-and-white, as well as aspect ratios. “It’s not a movie about the freedom of the press, but when you talk about reporters, you also talk about what’s going on in the real world.”
Check out the trailer and poster below.
The French Dispatch opens on July 24, 2020.