Watch the Trailer for Wes Anderson's New Film, Featuring Timothée Chalamet

Brenda Watkins
February 13, 2020

As each story unfolds in chapters, we get to know more about the different writers and the characters they are following. It sort of recalls the story-within-a-story structure of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The first trailer for Wes Anderson's 10th feature, "The French Dispatch", reveals that the film is about a fictional American magazine in a French city, but it's inspired by and loaded with references to the history of The New Yorker magazine. It's also a welcome reminder that Anderson has, once again, assembled a truly ridiculous ensemble here - working once again with Bill Murray, Owen Wilson (in a beret), Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand and Adrien Brody, and bringing in Benicio Del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, Timothée Chalamet, and more.

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Anderson has apparently "been a New Yorker devotee since he was a teenager, and has even amassed a vast collection of bound volumes of the magazine, going back to the 1940s". "It is more a portrait of this man, of this journalist who fights to write what he wants to write", Anderson said of the film past year. As we move away from this year's Academy Awards ceremony, which bestowed Bong Joon Ho's Parasite top honors, the eyes of awards pundits for next year's race will surely be upon this unique storyteller.

"The French Dispatch", also starring Henry Winkler, Bob Balaban, Lois Smith, Griffin Dunne, Tony Revolori, Mathieu Amalric and Steve Park, hits theaters July 24.

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