A day after unveiling the first poster, the makers of director Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch have now dropped an equally interesting and quirky trailer. The film is set in a fictional French city in the 1960s and inspired by Anderson’s love for the magazine The New Yorker. The film stars some of the most talented Hollywood actors like Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, and many others. Murray plays Arthur Howitzer Jr. the bad-tempered editor of The French Dispatch.
Frances plays journalist Lucinda Krementz who introduces the magazine as a publication that covers ‘world politics, the arts high and low, and diverse stories of human interest’ and various other things. A mustached Timothée Chalamet in a bathtub sequence is also seen in the trailer. The trailer is colourful, has pastel-hued cityscapes, whimsical and eccentric characters and an abundance of stairways- all in all, a true-blue Wes Anderson film.
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The French Dispatch also stars Tilda Swinton, Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Lois Smith, Christoph Waltz, Cécile De France, Guillame Gallienne, Jason Schwartzman, Tony Revolori, Rupert Friend, Henry Winkler, Bob Balaban, Hippolyte Girardot, Saoirse Ronan and Anjelica Huston.
Wilson plays Herbsaint Sazerac, a character based on the low-life beat writer Joseph Mitchell. Reportedly, Adrien Brody plays an art dealer Julian Cadazio, Tilda Swinton plays writer JKL Berensen whereas Benicio de Toro plays an imprisoned artist by the name of Moses Rosentaler. Léa Seydoux is the prison guard whereas Timothée and Lyna Khoudri are student revolutionaries. The French Dispatch is slated for a July 24, 2020, release.
Watch the trailer here: