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Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” Bought by Fox Searchlight

Continuing a long collaboration, Fox Searchlight Pictures announced they have acquired worldwide rights to Wes Anderson’s new film The French Dispatch and have set a theatrical release for 2020.

Having previously partnered on Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Darjeeling Limited, Fox Searchlight Pictures’ Chairmen Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley said, “We are excited to dive back into the unmistakable and entirely original world of Wes Anderson.”

The French Dispatch is set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city and brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch” magazine. The film’s cast includes new and familiar Anderson collaborators like Benicio Del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Timothee Chalamet, Lea Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park, Owen Wilson and Bill Murray.


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