Among the various inconveniences that the pandemic brought, perhaps the worst for moviegoers was the multiple long-awaited movie delays. For example, The French Dispatch, the new extravaganza from director Wes Anderson that originally had a premiere for October 2020 and now has just confirmed a date for the same month, but this year, of course.
Anderson’s film can also be seen from before (via), as will be present at the next Cannes Film Festival and later at the New York Film Festival. To be precise, during the last days of July at La Croisette and during the fall at the New York event. There it will receive its world premiere and its first days of exhibition, before reaching theaters commercially on October 22.
It should be noted that this date is not yet official in Mexico and corresponds mainly to its domestic release -that is, in the United States-. However, the film is produced by Searchlight Pictures, a division of FOX that is therefore now owned by Disney. This would increase the chances of having it in Mexican territory at the same time, or almost at the same time, as in the neighboring country.
Although the film has been finished for quite some time, little is known about the plot. The only official synopsis available details that: “the film is a love letter to journalists, set in an American newspaper outpost in a fictional 20th-century French city, which brings to life a collection of stories published by a magazine called The French Dispatch.
However, more details about the film came from Anderson himself, while he was chatting with IndieWire. According to the filmmaker, the protagonist is an American journalist who resides in France and founds his own magazine, Especially it is a portrait about said character, one who struggles to write everything he wants to say. He warned that it is not a film about freedom of the press, but about what journalists talk about and how this can affect what happens in the real world.
Bill Murray heads the film, but the reality is that he has a cast totally spectacular. In addition to Murray, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Elisabeth Moss, Tilda Swinton, Lea Seydoux, Owen Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Tony Revolori, Edward Norton, and Timothée Chalamet will appear at some point in the film.
By the way, with The French Dispatch, Timothée Chalamet accumulates two postponed films that are scheduled to hit theaters in October 2021. The second is Dune, director Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction epic; film that should have premiered last December.