The French Dispatch
The French Dispatch movie is having its theatrical announcement postponed from July 24 to October 16. The move shifts Anderson’s most advanced into the thick of awards season. The majority of Anderson’s recent publications have all done in the spring or summer, including The Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and the Moonrise Kingdom.
The beginning of July 24 statement date led many in the movie production to gather the Searchlight would world premiere debut. The French release at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, but that program has been delayed until scheduled dates that still have not been determined.
The French Dispatch is being charged as Anderson’s love letter to journalists. The comedy-drama is set in the position of an American publication in a fictional 20th Century French city. The newspaper’s editors gather to pick three stories from their publication to republish in tribute of their late director in chief.
Anderson brings the three news stories to life in what is his first anthology film. The ensemble cast comprises the Bill Murray, Timothee Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Elisabeth Moss, Tilda Swinton, Lea Seydoux, Owen Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Tony Revolori, and more.
In January, The French Dispatch carries a $25 million production budget, which puts it at the same cost as Grand Budapest Hotel. The $25 million budget makes it one of Anderson’s priciest live-action movies. The project boasts regular Anderson associates like cinematographer Robert Yeoman, composer Alexandre Desplat, and director Andrew Weisblum.
Anderson’s Oscar-winning Grand Budapest making the designer Adam Stockhausen is also on board, and he announced last month the crew team took over a felt factor in France and turned it into a movie studio for the production.