American auteur Wes Anderson is considered by many to be one of the most unique filmmakers of our time. Known for his eccentric visual stylisations and an obsession with the artificiality of the medium, Anderson has created multiple masterpieces over the years including Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Grand Budapest Hotel among many others.
Anderson has recently become the talk of the town again with the release of his latest film called The French Dispatch which received a nine-minute standing ovation at Cannes. The film stars the likes of Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray as well as several other top-tier actors who delivered stunning performances according to the reviews.
“The story is not easy to explain,” Anderson said. “[It’s about an] American journalist based in France [who] creates his magazine. It is more a portrait of this man, of this journalist who fights to write what he wants to write. It’s not a movie about freedom of the press, but when you talk about reporters you also talk about what’s going on in the real world.”
After the favourable premiere of The French Dispatch, Anderson has already announced that he is working on a brand new project. It features the first-time collaboration of Anderson with Tom Hanks as well as other notable additions like Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Jason Schwartzman and Margot Robbie.
The film is set in Spain, with other big names already attached to the project like Tilda Swinton and The Grand Budapest Hotel star Tony Revolori. When asked about the new film, Tilda Swinton stated: “Though the film is shooting in Spain, ‘it’s not about Spain.’”
Anderson was reluctant to comment about the new project, claiming that he is “not ready to share any details” at the moment.