The French Dispatch Given New Release Date by Searchlight Pictures
Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch has been given a new release date by Searchlight Pictures, with the debut now set for October 16, 2020. The movie was initially scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 24, 2020, and will now open against Universal’s Halloween Kills.
The French Dispatch is described as a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city centering on three storylines that bring to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch” magazine.
The A-List ensemble includes Oscar winners Benicio Del Toro (Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Traffic), Adrien Brody (The Pianist), and Tilda Swinton (Suspiria, Michael Clayton) along with Oscar nominees Timothée Chalamet (Beautiful Boy, Call Me by Your Name), Bill Murray (Lost in Translation), and Owen Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums).
Léa Seydoux (Spectre), Lyna Khoudri (The Blessed), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Stephen Park (Fargo) are also starring in the film along with Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Lois Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Christoph Waltz, Anjelica Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Henry Winkler, and more.
The French Dispatch is written and directed by Anderson from a story by Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Hugo Guinness. The movie is independently financed by billionaire Steve Rales of Indian Paintbrush, who regularly backs Anderson’s projects.