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Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch' Receives Theatrical Release Date

The anticipated film is (hopefully) confirmed to release this fall.

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Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch' Receives Theatrical Release Date

The anticipated film is (hopefully) confirmed to release this fall.

UPDATE (May 27, 2021): Wes Anderson‘s The French Dispatch will hit theaters this fall.

After months of pandemic-related delays, the anticipated film — starring Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton — will make its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival on July 6, followed by theatrical release on October 22. The flick will also appear at at this year’s New York Film Festival, taking place from September 24 to October 10.

According to Variety, it’s unclear which cast members will make an in-person appearance at Cannes. Anderson and Swinton are confirmed to attend, but the participation of additional stars including Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody and Benicio del Toro is uncertain.

Head to the official Instagram account for The French Dispatch to check out the film’s premiere announcement.


UPDATE (April 26, 2021): Following several COVID-related delays, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch has received a new premiere date. According to Varietythe movie will debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival alongside Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard‘s Annette, as well as Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz’s Official Competition. The upcoming festival is scheduled to take place from July 6 to 17.

The French Dispatch was originally set to release in July 2020. Loosely based on The New Yorker, the film stars Bill Murray, Benicio Del Toro, Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton and more.

Watch this space for updates.


UPDATE (July 27, 2020): Despite previous reports that Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch will premiere on on October 16, Disney has listed the film as “unset” on its release calendar. This means that the Timothée Chalamet-led movie is now postponed indefinitely.

Stay tuned as more information is revealed.


UPDATE (April 3, 2020): As with many films set to release this year, the debut of Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch has been postponed due to coronavirus-related concerns. Representatives for the anticipated movie, which stars Timothée Chalamet and Bill Murray, announced that it will hit theaters on October 16, 2020.

Fox Searchlight released the first official trailer for The French Dispatch back in February. The brief teaser reveals supporting cast members including Léa Seydoux, Saoirse Ronan and Elizabeth Moss. Set in Paris, the film is loosely based on the operations of famed weekly magazine The New Yorker.


ORIGINAL STORY (February 12, 2020): The first official trailer for Wes Anderson’s anticipated upcoming movie, The French Dispatch, has been unveiled by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Loosely based on The New Yorker, the film centers on the editor and writers of a fictional weekly magazine based in Paris. Bill Murray stars as Arthur Howitzer, Jr. (a character modeled after The New Yorker’s Founding Editor Harold Ross) alongside Timothée Chalamet as student revolutionary Zeffirelli and Léa Seydoux as Simone, the muse of imprisoned artist Moses Rosenthaler (Benicio del Toro).

The trailer follows Anderson’s signature narrated form and off-beat sense of humor. Perfectly composed shots in both color and black-and-white reveal additional cast members including Adrian Brody, Frances McDormand, Elizabeth Moss and Saiorse Ronan, who starred in Anderson’s 2014 film The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The French Dispatch hits theaters July 24, 2020.

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