Following its premiere at Cannes Film Festival, a theatrical release date has now been set for Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch.
The film sees an all-star cast including Best Actress winner Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Benicio Del Toro and a slew of Wes Anderson’s usual cronies, take on the story of a fictional American outpost newspaper in a fictional French city in a “love letter to journalism”.
The film appears to feature typical Andersonian aesthetics reach new heights. The fictional foreign press bureau at The Liberty Kansas Evening Sun looks as pristine as ever.
The film was originally set to arrive last summer but was pushed back owing to the pandemic, however thankfully, now fans will be able to watch the whimsy unfurl in cinemas from October 22nd of this year via Searchlight Pictures.
The film will be competing at the box office with Edgar Wright’s dark thriller The Last Night in Soho and Clint Eastwood’s return to westerns with Cry Macho.
This will be Wes Anderson’s latest feature since 2018’s Isle of Dogs and the tenth in total for the king of cinematic quirkiness.
You can check out the trailer for The French Dispatch below.