Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch Has An Insane Cast And Hilarious Trailer

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Wes Anderson is one of the most idiosyncratic directors working today. His movies are marked by a mix of offbeat humour, stunning production design, and amazing ensemble casts. Films such as The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel have given him a hugely dedicated fanbase over the years. Anderson’s latest movie is The French Dispatch, and the first trailer has been released.

The title of the film refers to an American magazine operating out of a French city during the mid-20th century. Bill Murray plays the owner, and the movie is divided into three stories, all based on articles that are being written and researched for the publication. The trailer delivers everything you’d want from a Wes Anderson movie, and while it’s hard to keep up with the sheer number of famous faces appearing in just over two minutes, it all looks gloriously entertaining. Check it out below:

The French Dispatch hits theaters on July 24. Its cast also includes (deep breath)…

  • Tilda Swinton
  • Frances McDormand
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Adrien Brody
  • Benicio del Toro
  • Owen Wilson
  • Léa Seydoux
  • Timothée Chalamet
  • Christoph Waltz
  • Elisabeth Moss
  • Henry Winkler
  • Saoirse Ronan
  • Liev Schreiber
  • Edward Norton
  • Willem Dafoe
  • Anjelica Huston

In an interview last year, Anderson provided a few details about the movie’s themes. “The story is not easy to explain,” he said, via The Playlist. “[It’s about an] American journalist based in France [who] creates his magazine. It is more a portrait of this man, of this journalist who fights to write what he wants to write. It’s not a movie about freedom of the press, but when you talk about reporters you also talk about what’s going on in the real world.”

For more, check out GameSpot’s guide to the biggest upcoming movies of 2020.

Source: Game Spot Mashup