Wes Anderson’s latest eclectic feature film, The French Dispatch, is still yet to be released, though, despite this, news of the director’s next future project is coming to light.
Finally seeing a release date following several delays thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The French Dispatch is finally set to open in theatres on October 22, following a world premiere at Cannes Film Festival in July. Filming on Anderson’s next untitled film will proceed before the release of The French Dispatch, shooting in Spain this September with Tilda Swinton starring.
Anderson’s 11th feature film will mark the fifth collaboration between the director and Tilda Swinton, following Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs and The French Dispatch. Speaking in a recent interview, Swinton noted: “Though the film is shooting in Spain, ‘it’s not about Spain’.” Meanwhile, director Wes Anderson commented that he was “not ready to share any details” regarding the new film.
With Anderson remaining tight-lipped, little at all is known about this future project, with sets resembling a desert landscape having been spotted in Chinchón, a small town located southeast of Madrid.
Thankfully, before we have to wait to see this untitled Tilda Swinton project, we have The French Dispatch to look forward to in October, starring a great ensemble cast including Bill Murray, Timothee Chalamet, Lea Seydoux, Benicio del Toro, Elisabeth Moss, Owen Wilson, and Frances McDormand.
“The story is not easy to explain,” Anderson said of his latest film. “[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.”
The French Dispatch is due to be released in cinemas worldwide from October 22.