Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch' Postponed to New Release Date
One of many films affected by coronavirus.
UPDATE (April 3, 2020): As is the case 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, have announced that it will now 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 much-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.
- Fox Searchlight Pictures