Wes Anderson is back with The French Dispatch, a “love letter to journalists” that boasts one of his biggest casts yet.
Set in the 20th century in the fictional city of Ennui-sur-Blasé, Anderson’s follow-up to Isle of Dogs focuses on an American journalist based in France (hence the name of the fictional paper: The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun). Bill Murray stars as Arthur Howitzer Jr., The French Dispatch’s editor, whose editorial staff includes characters played by Elisabeth Moss, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Fisher Stevens, Griffin Dunne, and Wally Wolodarsky.
The French Dispatch stories that are dramatized within the film, meanwhile, feature Adrien Brody as art dealer Julian Cadazio, Henry Winkler and Bob Balaban as Cadazio’s uncles, Benicio del Toro as incarcerated artist Moses Rosenthaler, Léa Seydoux as his prison guard and muse, Jeffrey Wright as food journalist Roebuck Wright, Frances McDormand as journalist Lucinda Krementz, and Lyna Khoudri and Timothée Chalamet as student revolutionaries.
The film is set to hit theaters on July 24. Check out the (beautifully illustrated) poster below.