Inspired by The New Yorker, the film is about the staff and the stories of a fictional French magazine. In typical Wes Anderson fashion, it’s set in a super #aesthetic fictional metropolis.
According to The New Yorker’s first look, Timothee will play a student revolutionary in a segment inspired by their article, “The Events In May: A Paris Notebook.” The 1968 article talks about the “strikes, demonstrations, and the eventual return to popular favor” of former French President Charles de Gaulle.
In the movie poster, you can see Timothee’s character having a nice soak and writing in the tub. LOL!
The French Dispatch also features fresh and familiar faces in the Wes Anderson universe. Bill Murray plays the magazine editor, while Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, and Elisabeth Moss are part of the editorial staff. Adrien Brody plays an art dealer and Benicio del Toro plays an imprisoned artist, both subjects of the magazine’s stories.
Wes is famous for directing and writing movies such as Isle Of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Moonrise Kingdom.
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