Get ready for some quirky French adventures this fall. ‘The French Dispatch,’ the new Wes Anderson film set in the fictional Parisian suburb of Ennui-sur-Blasé in vaguely 1950s France, has announced a wide release date for this fall.
The film, which was originally set for release on July 24, 2020, postponed its debut due to COVID-19, and Anderson has been cagey ever since about when it would finally be available to the public. It was recently announced that the film would make its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, and we now know that it will be in theaters on October 22, 2021.
Starring such favorites, old and new, as Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Lea Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Elisabeth Moss, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Kate Winslet, and Willem Dafoe, the film will center around an expat-run literary magazine inspired in no small part by The New Yorker. And if you haven’t yet seen Anderson’s meticulous aesthetic transposed onto New Wave-era Paris, you’re in for a marvelous treat.