Adrien Brody at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
Wes Anderson’s new film ‘The French Dispatch’: release date, poster, plot details, trailer, cast and everything we know so far.
Today, Searchlight Pictures released the first official artistic poster for Wes Anderson’s highly anticipated new film The French Dispatch, and announced that the first trailer for the movie will be released online tomorrow.
The movie produced with Indian Paintbrush brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th Century French city. Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Lea Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothee Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson star.
Anderson wrote the screenplay off a story he co-wrote with Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Hugo Guinness.
When is The French Dispatch out in cinemas?
Wes Anderson’s next comedy The French Dispatch will open on July 24.
It’s also thought that The French Dispatch could receive its premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which takes place between May 12-23.
Have there been any trailers for The French Dispatch yet?
The trailer is set to be released on February 12.
Who is in The French Dispatch cast?
True to form, Anderson has assembled an all-star cast for his next movie. Right, it’s roll call time:
Benicio del Toro
Do you want more? Good, because there’s all this lot who are due to make an appearance in the film, too: Saoirse Ronan, Cécile de France, Elisabeth Moss, Morgane Polanski, Willem Dafoe, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, Alex Lawther, Rupert Friend, Jason Schwartzman, Fisher Stevens, Henry Winkler and many, many more — you can find the full cast list (so far!) on The French Dispatch’s growing the IMDB listing.
What is the plot of The French Dispatch?
A short synopsis for The French Dispatch promises that the movie will “bring to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th century French city”.
The film will reportedly be set in both 1950s Paris and the fictional commune of Ennui-sur-Blasé.
Where was The French Dispatch filmed?
Decamping to south-west France between November 2018 and March 2019, Anderson filmed his latest movie in the little town of Angoulême.
According to Variety, The French Dispatch was the largest-scale Hollywood production to hit the area since Steven Spielberg shot scenes for Raiders of the Lost Ark in nearby La Rochelle in the early 1980s.
Anderson’s new movie also reportedly had a budget of $25 million (£18.9 million) to play with.
Speaking to NME last year, The End of the F***ing World star Alex Lawther said that while the experience of filming a “teeny-tiny” part of the film was “amazing”, he feared that his part “might be on the cutting room floor”.
“They took over this little town in Angoulême in the south of France and it was one of the biggest productions I’ve ever been involved in,” Lawther recalled about working on The French Dispatch.
“Wes likes to keep the spirit of a short film. All of the actors would eat with him every evening and discuss how the day went. I was only there for two days, but I wish I could have been there bit longer.”
Adrien Brody To Star In ‘Jerusalem’s Lot’ Epix Series Based On Stephen King Short Story From Epix Prods.
Epix has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to Jerusalem’s Lot, a drama based on the short story by Stephen King to star Oscar winner Adrien Brody. The series is the first from Epix Productions as Epix becomes the latest cable/premium network to launch an in-house production arm.
Jerusalem’s Lot hails from writers Peter and Jason Filardi and producer Donald De Line (Ready Player One, Wayward Pines). Production is slated to begin in May 2020 in Halifax, Nova Scotia with an eye towards a fall 2020 premiere.
The project reunites Peter Filardi, King and Epix President Michael Wright. Salem’s Lot, a two-part TNT miniseries written by Filardi and King based on King’s 1975 novel, was one of the highest profile projects Wright shepherded as VP Movies and Miniseries at the Turner network. He went on to become SVP Original Programming for TNT, President and Head of Programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies, and CEO of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners before joining Epix in 2017.
Written by the Filardi brothers, Jerusalem’s Lot the series is set in the 1850s. It follows Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations.
The Filardi brothers, who also serve as showrunners, executive produce with De Line via his De Line Productions, which produces with Epix.
“This series is an intense, absolutely terrifying reimagining of classic gothic horror,” Wright said. “We can’t wait to work with the exceptional team of Donald De Line and Jason and Peter Filardi, along with our phenomenal lead actor, Adrien Brody…and of course, when it comes to horror, it doesn’t get any better or more masterful than Stephen King.”
Brody won the Oscar and Cesar Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of real-life Holocaust survivor Wladislaw Szpilman in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist. He is to date the youngest person to have received the Oscar in that category. Next up, he will star in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch as well as Charlie Day’s directorial debut, El Tonto. Brody most recently guest-starred in Season 4 of Steven Knight’s Peaky Blinders on BBC and Netflix. Brody, who received both Emmy and SAG award nominations for his portrayal of Harry Houdini in History’s biopic, Houdini, is repped by CAA.
Jerusalem’s Lot also was printed in the illustrated edition of Salem’s Lot, both of which are set in the fictional town of Preachers Corners, Maine. It was recently referenced in the second season of Stephen King/J.J. Abrams’ Hulu series Castle Rock. Peter Filardi also penned the 1990 feature Flatliners.
Jason Filardi’s feature writing credits include 17 Again, Drum and Bringing Down the House.
Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale and Julianne Nicholson will star alongside Ana de Armas as Monroe the new production in Los Angeles, Netflix’s Marilyn Monroe movie “Blonde”.
Blonde is based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates that boldly reimagined the private story of the world’s most famous sex symbol. The film is a fictional portrait of the model, actress and singer during the ’50s and ’60s told through the modern lens of celebrity culture.
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner are producing for Plan B, along with Tracey Landon and Scott Robertson.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) has details on the full cast which includes two of Monroe’s husbands: Adrien Brody as Arthur Miller (The Playwright) and Bobby Cannavale as Joe DiMaggio. As well as Julianne Nicholson, Caspar Phillipson, Toby Huss, Sara Paxton, David Warshofsky, Lily Fisher, Evan Williams, and Xavier Samuel. Cinematographer Chayse Irvin (BlacKkKlansman) has also come on board to shoot the film.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Andrew Dominik
Writers: Andrew Dominik (screenplay), Joyce Carol Oates (novel)
Stars: Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale and more.
Storyline: A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Release: Expect a 2020 release for Blonde
“A LOVE LETTER TO JOURNALISTS”
There has been a lot of hype surrounding Wes Anderson’s upcoming film, The French Dispatch. The quirky six-time Oscar nominee and artistic genius has made nine successful films in the past, and now his 10th (and hopefully not last) is set to arrive in 2020.
Known to wow audiences with stunning visuals, satisfying symmetry, heartwarming musical soundtracks and iconic mis en scénes, Anderson’s attention to detail is bound to make the flick a success. Here’s everything we know about it so far.
According to reports, The French Dispatch is set in Paris and was filmed in Angouleme (South West France). This actually comes as quite a surprise as the 49-year-old’s projects are hardly ever set in the place he calls home. (Apart from his short film Hotel Chevalier, starring Natalie Portman and Jason Schwartzman as a prologue to The Darjeeling Limited).
A French publication explained that Anderson “fell in love with the old cobbled streets of [Angoulême’s] city centre, and also the ramparts.” Citing a film industry source, they said that Anderson wanted a French city with “unevenness, stairs and preserved architecture.”
Although the plot is still quite enigmatic, we know that The French Dispatch is “a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th century Paris [that] centers on three storylines.” IMDB is calling it a comedy, drama and romance and the post-World War II film was rumoured to be a musical, but Wes Anderson denied it before filming began.
Jeffrey Wright mentioned in a podcast interview that he’s excited to be part of Wes Anderson’s new film and however not being able to talk about it yet, he described it as “ironic.”
Speaking of Jeffrey Wright, this leads us to the cast – one of which is arguably Wes Anderson’s best, full of Hollywood stars old and new.
The film’s ensemble consists of the regulars, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Bob Balaban. Newcomers Timothee Chalamet (Call me by Your Name), Jeffrey Wright, Saoirse Ronan (Mary Queen of Scotts), Léa Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour) Kate Winslet, Benicio Del Toro, Louis Smith, Alex Lawther (The End of the F***ing World) and Henry Winkler also join the cast.
In a recent interview, Ronan said “Wes Anderson throws very lovely dinners at the end of every shoot each day.” A dinner will all those incredible people? Definitely a film buff’s wet dream.
Anderson produced The French Dispatch alongside Scott Rudin, Jeremy Dawson and billionaire financier Steven Rales through Rales’ Indian Paintbrush.
The company has backed the past five critically acclaimed Anderson films, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Isle of Dogs.
It is likely that the distributor will be the usual, Fox Searchlight, while the cinematographer on board is Robert Yeoman, who has collaborated with Anderson in the past and has many nominations including for Academy Award for Best Cinematography.
Photography began in November 2018 and filming just came to a close in March 2019, so we can expect the movie to be released sometime in 2020.
Adrien Brody attends the New York special screening of ‘White Boy Rick’ hosted by Columbia Pictures at the Paris Theater on September 12, 2018 in New York City.
New AIR STRIKE trailer with Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody. Premiere on October 26, 2018 in selected theaters.
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“The Bombing” is the next film starring by Liu Ye, Song Seung-heon and William Chan, with special appearances by Bruce Willis, Nicholas Tse and Adrien Brody.
The film directed by Xiao Feng about the Japanese bombings of Chinese city Chongqing during World War II. Mel Gibson joined as art director.
The action-drama is based on the infamous attacks on Chongqing during WWII, which included a total of 268 air raids from 1938 to 1943. Bruce Willis stars as U.S. Air Force Commander Jack Johnson, who trains the Chinese people under harrowing conditions to battle against the Japanese and leads his own aviation squadron against the trained Japanese Air Force.
Release Date: 8 August 2018
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Adrien Brody Role: Steve
Country of Origin: China
Mel Gibson served as the art director of the $65 million budgeted film. Principal photography on the film began in May 2015 in Shanghai, China. Filming was completed in Nov 2015.