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Owen Wilson discusses the new Wes Anderson film ‘The French Dispatch’

A staple of director Wes Anderson’s ensemble cast members, Owen Wilson has announced his thoughts on the director’s tenth feature film, The French Dispatch, calling it “so original and unique”.

Currently starring as Mobius in Marvel’s TV series, Loki, the 52-year-old actor has enjoyed seven collaborations with Wes Anderson so far, with films including, Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Speaking in a recent interview about The French Dispatch, Wilson stated that he “thought it was great” before adding it was, “so original and unique, there’s sort of three main stories in there. I love them all”. 

Singling out the storyline which includes Benicio Del Toro and Lea Seydoux as one of his very favourites, the actor added: “That’s one of the stories that I thought was really funny and good. But they’re all good”. 

The film itself is directed and written by Anderson, and is “set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th Century French city and brings to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch magazine”. Owen Wilson appears alongside Anderson mainstays Bill Murray and Adrien Brody alongside Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton and Elisabeth Moss, in perhaps one of the director’s most impressive ensemble casts. 

Given a nine-minute standing ovation following the end of the film’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, The French Dispatch is described as a love letter to journalists and has been praised for its striking visual style and water-tight script. 

“I hope we come back with another one soon. Thank you,” Wes Anderson announced following the extended standing ovation before joining a large majority of the ensemble cast in attendance, with Lea Seydoux the only real omission, as she is currently quarantining in Paris with coronavirus. 

Take a look at the frenetic trailer below.

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