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Wes Anderson's new film 'The French Dispatch' is over four hours long

Wes Anderson’s upcoming new film The French Dispatch arrives in 2020 and it’s got a mammoth run time.

The film’s IMDb page has been updated and seems to suggest that the film will run for exactly four hours and one minute.

IMDb page refers to the film as “a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch magazine, with Anderson wrapping on the film last year.

While the film is in the can, how we will get the picture is a whole other story. There are suggestions it could arrive as two parts, with a 1h57min run time for part one and a 2h4min making up part two. There’s also rumours of a mammoth director’s cut at 5h25min.

Currently, there hasn’t been any confirmation on the update Anderson’s team but excitement continues to swell. Much of that is due to Anderson’s frequent collaborator returning for the new picture Tilda Swinton, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Mathieu Amalric and Adrien Brody, will all feature.

Anderson has also cast Frances McDormand following her Oscar-winning performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. It makes for a tantalising prospect.