Wes Anderson’s new film, The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun, is closing in on its official release date and has seen the release of the film’s official poster.
The comedy-drama, which has been written directed by Wes Anderson, using a screenplay by Anderson, stars the likes of Timothée Chalamet, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.
The all-star cast, which also boasts the likes of Saoirse Ronan, Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux and more, tells the story of “a love letter to journalists 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.”
The story, created by Anderson, will arrive to the big screen on July 24th through Searchlight Pictures. The film is said. tobe partly inspired by Anderson’s love of publication The New Yorker. According to sources close to the director, some characters and events in the film are based on real-life equivalents from the magazine.
“The story is not easy to explain, [It’s about an] American journalist based in France [who] creates his magazine,” Anderson said when speaking to French publication Charente Libre. “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.”
Anderson, who has also acted as a producer on the film, has teamed up with Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson for the project which began principal photography in November 2018. As the big names began attaching themselves to the film, The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun wrapped in March 2019.
With music by the iconic French composer Alexandre Desplat, rumours are speculating that Anderson could be targeting a premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival.