Drop this in the, “Most Unsurprising News of the Week’ folder. Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide rights to Wes Anderson’s upcoming ‘The French Dispatch‘ film.
They’ve had a long relationship with the filmmaker, and it’s worked out well for both of them so far. They have distributed four of his films, including The Grand Budapest Hotel and Isle of Dogs.
So what is this new film about? Well, Anderson had this to say back in April…
The story is not easy to explain. [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.
At this point, Anderson could make a movie about two big toes talking to each other and it would probably be nominated for an award or two.
The French Dispatch is scheduled for a 2020 release date, and it will star Benicio Del Toro, Frances McDormand, Timothee Chalamet and Adrien Brody.