French Dispatch trailer: Wes Anderson paints a compelling picture of journalists and we can’t wait to watch it
t’s been two years since Anderson has released a feature film (that’d be 2018’s Isle of Dogs) and six years since he’s released a live-action feature (the 2014 Oscar-winner The Grand Budapest Hotel).
The trailer of Wes Anderson’s latest film opens with a still frame of a printing press, rolling out copies of the “French Dispatch”, an American newspaper bureau set in a fictional 20th-century French city.
The film focuses on the lives of a group of journalists as they run the newspaper which is described in the trailer as, “a factual weekly report on the world of politics, the arts — high and low — and diverse stories of human interest.”
Arthur Howitzer Jr., the editor of the French Dispatch and played by Bill Murray, is loosely based on The New Yorker co-founder Harold Ross.
Wes Anderson’s upcoming movie, “The French Dispatch,” is about a fictional weekly magazine that looks an awful lot like—and was, in fact, inspired by—The New Yorker. See exclusive photos from the film: https://t.co/vdIjk8u8E0 pic.twitter.com/ttyCdFVXqI— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) February 11, 2020
The movie seems to follow three separate storylines, “The Concrete Masterpiece”, “Revisions to a Manifesto”, and “The Private Dining Room of the Police Commissioner” which are the titles of the stories published by the French Dispatch’s staff.
The star-studded cast also includes Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Lea Seydoux, Saoirse Ronan, Owen Wilson, and the delectable Timothee Chalamet. Anderson co-wrote the screenplay with Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Hugo Guinness.
Each frame of the trailer is a Wes Anderson painting. Slick, fast, with restricted but purposeful movements, delightful characters, and gorgeous settings, the new film trailer reminds us of everything that Anderson has done so far, but yet is something that is exciting and wholly unique.
A Wes Anderson love letter to the journalists? We can’t wait to watch it.
"The French Dispatch" arrives in theaters on July 24th.