Watch the Trailer for Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch”

The film is inspired by "The New Yorker"

Wes Anderson on stage during The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Official Academy Screening of Isle of Dogs on March 22, 2018 in New York City.
Wes Anderson on stage during The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Official Academy Screening of Isle of Dogs on March 22, 2018 in New York City.
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By Bonnie Stiernberg / February 12, 2020 10:02 am

The trailer for Wes Anderson’s latest movie, The French Dispatch, was released today and while it features all the styles and color palettes we’ve come to associate with the director’s work, it also features some striking scenes shot in black-and-white to indicate they’re set in the past.

The film stars a lot of Anderson’s frequent collaborators — including Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton and Frances McDormand — as well as Elisabeth Moss, Timothee Chalamet, Anjelica Houston and Saoirse Ronan. It’s inspired by The New Yorker and centered around the writers and editors of a fictional weekly magazine in a fictional French city called Ennui-sur-Blasé and three of its stories — “The Concrete Masterpiece” by J.K.L. Berensen, “Revisions to a Manifesto” by Lucinda Kre, and “The Private Dining Room of the Police Commissioner” by Roebuck Wrig.

Naturally, the publication has some photos from the movie and further details about its characters here.

The French Dispatch is slated to hit theaters July 24. In the meantime, check out the poster and the trailer below. And while you’re at it, try and spot some shots that will probably influence design trends for the next few years since Anderson seems to be quite good at steering that conversation.

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