It has been confirmed that the release of Wes Anderson’s new film The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas, Evening Sun has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The film was originally set to arrive on July 24th but with cinemas still practising social distancing under government-mandated lockdown, it will now be delayed until October 16th.
Anderson has become an auteur through a string of incredibly stylised films and the follow up to 2018’s Isle of Dogs has been exciting his fans for months before its release.
The film is set to star Bill Murray, Benicio Del Toro, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand and more. Anderson wrote the film and will also take charge of directing.
Elisabeth Moss, Edward Norton, Anjelica Huston, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park, Christoph Waltz and more will also feature in the film. The French Dispatch 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.”
To delay the picture is a big choice to make with this being widely reported as one of Anderson’s most expensive films to date with a budget of $25 million. Judging by the trailer below, it will be worth the wait.