Wes Anderson’s new comedy The French Dispatch gets July release date

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Anderson’s new film will be released on 24 July this year.

Wes Anderson‘s latest comedy, The French Dispatch, is due for release on 24 July. The movie features a star-studded cast, including Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Saoirse Ronan, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Henry Winkler, and Timothée Chalamet.

The film (full title The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun)  is set in Paris during the 1950s and focuses on a group of journalists from an American newspaper. “The story is not easy to explain,” Anderson told Charente Libre in April. “[It’s about an] American journalist based in France [who] creates his magazine. 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.”

The screenplay – produced by Indian Paintbrush (The Darjeeling Limited, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs) – is based on a story Anderson co-wrote with Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Hugo Guinness.

The French Dispatch will be the director’s tenth feature film.

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