Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch Trailer


Although it was originally rumoured to be a post-WWII musical, the first trailer for Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch has arrived and it is most definitely not a musical. That being said, the other part is true: it is a comedy set in post-WWII France and it revolves around a group of journalists working for an American newspaper. Based on the subject matter it seems like it could be his first political film, but mostly it just looks like your standard Wes Anderson whimsical tale full of exquisite production design, symmetrical cinematography and deadpan humour (although it appears to be shot partially in black and white, which is kind of a new twist). The cast includes some previous collaborators like Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Ed Norton, Willem Dafoe, Saoirse Ronan and Adrien Brody along with new faces like Timothee Chalamet, Lea Seydoux, Benicio Del Toro, Elisabeth Moss, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric and Stephen Park. The French Dispatch hits theatres on July 24th; check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

  • TimC

    Yep, that looks like a Wes Anderson move alright.

    On my “most anticipated” list, for sure.

  • andyluvsfilms

    I’ll watch it but I still think he peaked at The Royal Tenenbaums.

  • pcch7

    Looks great to me

  • Lori Cerny

    Skipping for now. Just not in the mood for aseptic quirkiness.