Bill Murray Headlines Wes Anderson’s All-Star Cast

Searchlight Pictures released the first trailer for The French Dispatch . This is Wes Anderson's latest ( The Royal Tenenbaums Moonrise Kingdom ) and marks his first live feature film in almost six years. This time around, the filmmaker takes a look at old-school magazine journalism in what appears to be, in all respects, an extremely Wes Anderson film with a really stacked cast of A-list leading the way.

Few directors can put together like Wes Anderson, and he may well have outdone himself here. The cast includes Benicio Del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Timothee Chalamet, Lea Seydoux, Owen Wilson, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park and Bill Murray. It's just who's billed as the main cast. Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Lois Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Christoph Waltz, Cecile De France, Guillaume Gallienne, Jason Schwartzman, Tony Revolori, Rupert Friend, Henry Winkler, Bob Balaban, Hippolyte Girardot and Anjelica Huston all stars

As for the trailer, it takes place in a small picturesque French town and focuses on a group of people who run a local magazine. It looks like it will basically turn into an anthology film, with various stories from the magazine coming to life in elegant form. Since each of these stories is quite different, we see a lot of different types of images. War. L & # 39; love. Art. Timothee Chalamet nude in a bathtub. There is even a big jailbreak. It's a lot to deal with. But it certainly goes beyond the very distinctive style of Wes Anderson, that's for sure.

The French Dispatch (subtitled by Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun) does not & # 39; & # 39; Don't have much in the way of a synopsis or description of the plot, with the brief logline simply indicating the film "brings to life a collection of stories from the latest issue of 39; an American magazine published in a fictional French town of the 20th century. " This checks based on what we see in the trailer. Up to this point, the film has been somewhat elusive, as we have only recently seen the poster and a few images. Thanks to the trailer, we finally have a relatively firm idea of ​​what to expect.

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Wes Anderson Recently Directed Animated Isle of Dogs hit theaters in 2018 and was kind of a commercial disappointment, bringing in only $ 64 million. Although, like most of the director's work, it has been widely advertised by critics. Anderson's last live effort was the The Grand Budapest Hotel of 2014, which was a whole different story. It was a major critical and commercial success, earning $ 172 million at the box office en route to a nomination for the best film at the Academy Awards, in addition to winning four Oscars. The French dispatch should be released in theaters on July 24 from Searchlight Pictures. Don't forget to check out the new trailer for yourself.

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