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Wes Anderson’s new film ‘The French Dispatch’: release date, poster, plot details, trailer, cast and everything we know so far.

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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.

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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
Adrien Brody
Tilda Swinton
Léa Seydoux
Frances McDormand
Timothée Chalamet
Lyna Khoudri
Jeffrey Wright
Mathieu Amalric
Steve Park
Bill Murray
Owen Wilson

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.”

Source: deadline, NME

Everything You Need To Know About Wes Anderson’s New Flick The French Dispatch.

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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.

Release Date

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 on Why It’s Never Too Late to Become an Artist.

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Credits: —Alexander Forbes from artsy.net

In 2002, Adrien Brody became the youngest person ever to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, at age 29. He’s a household name for that role, as Polish pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman, in Roman Polanski’s The Pianist. And he has since gone on to star in films such as Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong (2005), and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris (2011). But two years ago, Brody decided it was time to devote himself to a passion he had long neglected: painting.

It happened by chance. A friend of Brody’s, a French artist, had promised to paint him a piece. After four years, and a period spent out of touch, they finally settled on a time for the work to be completed.

“I built him a large canvas, measured it for the wall,” recalls Brody.

“And I bought some additional canvases in case he wanted to do some additional work and play around. I thought I might help him. And so while he was painting, I started painting some stuff too.” Brody’s friend was adamant that the actor had to continue.

On November, we’re sitting in Shanghai at ART021 art fair as Brody recounts this return to a dormant creativity he had often thought about picking back up but never got around to independently.

“Painting was something that I loved and dreamt of coming back to one day but never did. I think a lot of people have that: maybe they were talented at guitar or they used to sing or they used to draw,” says the 43-year-old actor, glancing at the works he was presenting at the fair in a collaboration with the nonprofit organization Teach for China.

Brody had donated one of the pieces—a lacquered painting of a fish, covered in drips of paint à la Pollock—to the charity, which sends Chinese and American graduates to teach in schools in rural China. This week, similar work is featured as part of David Benrimon’s booth at Art Miami, as part of Miami Art Week.

Painting was something that Brody initially attempted to pursue professionally.

“I had applied to art school and was rejected,” he recounts. Like so many people who neglect or abandon creative passions, the young Brody was impacted by being turned away.

“It’s discouraging in a way when the establishment or teachers criticize your work or dismiss your abilities. Inevitably you take it personally, especially in your adolescence. You’re at a young age where you are dreaming but you’re naturally insecure. Your ideas and your sense of self, none of those are there.”

The actor’s spontaneous painting session came at a particularly opportune time.

“I had been working a lot as an actor and producer, and had just been really immersed in all that,” he says.

But rewarding as this work was, it left him with another urge: “I was bursting with desire to express myself independently. Painting lets me do that without the burden of having a screenwriter, a conversation about a script to make it suit me a bit more, finding a filmmaker that elevates me, and having an editor, and the producers, and the marketing team change the work that I go into doing and then it becoming something else, yet with my name on it. This is my doing.”

Much like when he famously lost 30 pounds and cut ties with his personal life in preparation for his role as a Polish-Jewish musician fleeing the Nazis in The Pianist, Brody has leapt into his artistic career with gusto. And he has been prolific. In Shanghai, the fish we’re sitting amidst reflect the degradation of our ecosystem and the way in which our fast-paced, technology-consumed lives have led us to neglect our inner spiritual consciousness. In previous bodies of work, Brody has created installations out of stuffed animals dressed up like gangbangers to comment on the how the degradation of the nuclear family in urban contexts has contributed to a perpetual cycle of violence and he’s painted burgers and hot dogs in a nod to the ways fast food culture reflects a more overarching shortsightedness when it comes to quality of life, health, and the environment. Ultimately, his work is about self-fulfillment more than it is public acclaim.

“Whether someone appreciates it or not, it’s fine, it’s subjective. But it’s coming from me. And it’s wonderful. The process in and of itself is so exciting and fun.”

Brody credits his artistic adventurousness to his parents.

“I come from a family of artists,” he says. “My mother [Sylvia Plachy] is a photographer and on an artistic and a spiritual level she’s really a guiding light for me. And my father is a very talented painter.” Brody’s father took up painting in earnest after retiring from his job as a public school teacher.

The actor recalls his dad retreating to the attic of their Queens home to spend time with his easel and oils.

“My dedication to a lifetime of pursuing creative output is something that came from my parents. They nurtured me and approved of me doing something that was never going to be easy. They’ve given me the courage to take risks creatively and pursue something without there being a goal of success.”

The intention Brody brings to his work is unimpeachable—especially the way in which he’s marshalled it to raise significant funds for charities. “I should exceed a million dollars in donations this past year,” says Brody.

“That’s not something I could have done had I not taken this on.” Aside from his contributions to Teach for China, he’s helped benefit environmental initiatives, AIDs research, and other youth organizations, working with fellow actor and art collector Leonardo DiCaprio this summer for DiCaprio’s annual auction in St. Tropez. “I’m thrilled. You know, all of it is part of the bigger picture,” he says.

That’s not to say that putting acting somewhat to the side in order to pursue his art work hasn’t come without sacrifice.

“I obviously put down a lot of earning potential for two years to work on what I do creatively and to pursue a greater understanding of myself and a commitment to guiding myself,” he says.

But Brody also notes that the emotional openness and deeper inner consciousness that both acting and painting create each fertilize the other. Acting, says Brody, will always come first for him.

“I am an actor and I’m destined to be an actor. I was already an actor when I was rejected from art school.”

But with painting, he’s revived a dream once put on hold—and set a powerful example for others who may similarly be harboring unfulfilled creative passions.

—Alexander Forbes from artsy.net

“Come together” the new christmas spot starring Adrien Brody for H&M.

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This Monday, H&M presented their most recent Christmas spot “Come together” directed by Wes Anderson, starring Adrien Brody.


The filmmaker Wes Anderson recently directed a surprise short film for Swedish clothing company H&M starring Adrien Brody called “Come Together.” Every frame is unmistakably Anderson, and the setting for the short — a moving train — makes the nearly four-minute spot feel like a little brother to “The Darjeeling Limited.”

Brody plays a character named Conductor Ralph, who has to inform passengers on Christmas that challenging weather conditions and mechanical difficulties have delayed their train nearly 12 hours. “Come Together,” which features a song by John Lennon, is not the first short form project Anderson has directed for a brand.

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Adrien Brody: “Persiguiendo al dragón”

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Después de haber participado en todo, desde éxitos de taquilla de Hollywood a películas indie, el ganador del Oscar Adrien Brody, centra ahora su atención a la industria del cine chino. Él habló con OLIVER GILES.

“Tener la oportunidad de hacer el papel de un hombre malvado que sabe artes marciales y la lucha contra Jackie Chan, era un verdadero sueño de mi infancia, no estoy bromeando”, Adrien Brody confiesa con una sonrisa.

“Crecí viendo películas de artes marciales con mi padre, íbamos al Chinatown en Nueva York antes de que yo estuviera expuesto a la mayoría de las películas de Hollywood. En los años 70 y principios de los años 80 mi padre me llevaba a Canal Street en Nueva York y nos gustaba ver estas películas en el cine”.

La emanación de afecto de Brody para el género hiper-estilizada de las películas de artes marciales viene como una sorpresa, sobre todo porque se le conoce como uno de los actores más cerebrales que trabajan en Hollywood. Este es un hombre que no piensa dos veces antes de morir de hambre o adquirir más volumen para sus papeles, a los cuales toma tan en serio, como la película que lo trasladó a la selva de Hawai, y también por la cual ganó un Oscar a la edad de apenas 29 años, por su interpretación desgarradora en el drama del Holocausto de Roman Polanski, El pianista.

El Pianista se estrenó hace 12 años, y aunque él tiene ahora 42 años de edad, no ha envejecido en una forma dramática. Brody sigue siendo delgado y nervudo, con una melena de cabello oscuro hacia atrás, sentada encima de su rostro anguloso. Es reflexivo, parece bastante serio de mente, y no ha dejado de intentar e interpretar personajes diversos y otros más cómicos. En los últimos años ha aparecido en tres películas del caprichoso director Wes Anderson, tuvo una escena como Salvador Dalí en “Medianoche en París” de Woody Allen, y protagonizó la comedia de alcaparras “The Brothers Bloom”

Ahora el actor de género-de-salto también puede añadir una película de artes marciales a su lista ecléctica, ya que ha cumplido su sueño de la infancia y actuó junto a Jackie Chan en “Dragon Blade” estrenada en China en Enero y por estrenarse en Estados Unidos. Por esta última actuación como el villano Tiberius, Brody ha ganado otra estatuilla a su vitrina de trofeos, el Premio Huading al Mejor Actor de Reparto, y él estuvo en Hong Kong para recibirlo a finales del mes de Mayo.
Dragon Blade fue financiado en China, y se rumorea que para esto han contado con un presupuesto de $65 millones de dólares, por lo que es un gran cambio en la serie de películas independientes de bajo costo en el que Brody ha aparecido recientemente.

“La belleza de tener más recursos conlleva a que tu tengas más tiempo para trabajar y un poco más de margen para errores, con todo eso usted tiene la escala para crear una epopeya, para contar una historia de proporciones épicas y eso es emocionante”, Brody comenta .
“Pero en última instancia, el proceso [de hacer una película] es el mismo y en realidad no varía. Yo no me siento atraído a las películas basadas en el presupuesto, tamaño o viabilidad comercial como actor. En mi trabajo como actor, realmente he tratado de estar motivado por razones artísticas – para encontrar papeles que son diferentes y diferente a los personajes que he retratado antes, lo cual siempre es un reto para mi”.

La filmación de Dragon Blade estuvo plagada de todo tipo de desafíos, uno de ellos es que fue filmado en el desierto de Gobi.

“Creo que el calor fue el elemento más difícil, porque teníamos que hacer muchas secuencias de acción con armaduras puesta. Pero creo que fue más difícil para los extras. Ya sabes, los extras en la mayoría de las películas tienen una carga más grande, y es una cosa que el público no lo ve. Pero cuando se rueda un gran épico período de guerra o algo así, hay cientos de personas en el set que dedican su tiempo a ello y a veces no les dan un remolque para que puedan retirarse entre las grabaciones y poder descansar, por lo que es una carga más grande estar bajo todo ese sol.

“El desafío más interesante venía de un carácter de mentalidad completamente diferente y también el estado emocional que tenía al hacer de Tiberio, todo ese cambio fue enorme”.

Este “cambio” emocional comenzó cuando Brody estuvo en el rodaje de la película Septembers of Shiraz, y luego voló rápidamente a China para interpretar a Tiberio, líder del ejército en Dragon Blade.

“Para la primera me encontraba en Irán y es “acerca de un hombre de familia que es secuestrado y torturado por la guardia revolucionaria”, explica Brody.
“Luego de grabar aquella película, yo estaba recuperándome de los efectos de la angustia emocional que mi personaje estaba experimentando durante el rodaje, ya que como siempre tuvo un efecto fisiológico sobre mí, pero luego tuve que eludir todo eso y convertirme en alguien malvado, super hábil con las armas y bueno en las batallas, para hacer mi papel en Dragon Blade.”

Brody es un famoso consumido por su trabajo. Él perdió casi 14 kg y se trasladó a Europa para su papel en El Pianista, renunció a su teléfono, su coche y su novia durante ese proceso. Más recientemente, él voluntariamente se orinó en el set de Septembers of Shiraz:

Me dieron un aparato para fingir, pero yo dije: ‘No, yo lo haré'”, comentó a The New York Times).

Pero parecería que Brody es tan intenso, incluso fuera de la pantalla. Lo vemos con sus ojos hundidos constantemente, entonces es fácil imaginar cómo se sumerge en sus personajes.

“Me esfuerzo por ser un camaleón en mi trabajo. Me esfuerzo siempre en hacer algo para que sea percibido como un poco extraño. Creo que esa es la belleza de ser actor, ser tan impredecible. Todo el recorrido es un reto de asumir riesgos y aprender en el proceso. Así puedo asegurar que yo no solo he esperado mantener el interés de la audiencia sobre mí, para mi propio camino, sino hacer papeles diversos y aprender cada día de ellos”.

Alguien que parece ser uno de los compañeros más cercanos de Brody en este camino, es el excéntrico director Wes Anderson, quien lo eligió para The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic, Mr. Fox y, el año pasado, como un millonario asesino en la oscarizada película The Grand Budapest Hotel.

“Mientras leía El Gran Hotel Budapest, ya me veía haciendo al personaje. Wes se ha superado a sí mismo en esta película, hizo un trabajo tan notable que la película es tan accesible a tantas personas y, finalmente, creo que en el mundo ha alcanzado gran popularidad; el público ha visto los reconocimientos que muchas personas han tenido por Wes. Creo que él tiene un gran intelecto y un peculiar sentido del humor, y claramente puedo decir también eso de su manera visual de hacer las cosas. Es una bendición ser un elemento recurrente en alguien que hace obras de arte. Es muy especial para mí “.

El mismo Brody está aventurando detrás de la cámara una vez más, y el año pasado fundó su propia compañía de producción, Fable House.

“He llegado a un momento en mi carrera en la que tengo mucho que ofrecer, más allá de mis servicios como actor. Fable House está planeando trabajar en películas en China. He estado viajando a China muchas veces, incluso antes de trabajar ahí profesionalmente. Me atraen las filosofías y medicinas orientales. Muchas de las influencias en la arquitectura de mi casa son de China.

“Yo ya había viajado a China antes de que Hollywood trate de hacer películas aquí en Hong Kong. Ahora siento que tengo la oportunidad de ayudar realmente al cine chino, a expandirlo más allá de sus propias fronteras, eso es lo que me gustaría hacer. Creo que lo más interesante sería crear películas chinas que son destinadas al público chino, pero en la cual también trabajen extranjeros”.

Pero Brody no tiene planes de abandonar por completo la actuación.

“Lo emocionante es que ahora existen estas oportunidades para hacer gran variedad de material, lo cual yo siempre he querido. Así que puedo hacer a alguien de acción, experto en artes marciales, hacer el papel cómico peculiar, o hacer un pesado material dramático, con lo cual estoy profundamente conmovido y que espero tenga cierta relevancia social. Creo que la combinación de todo es lo que es más me interesa”.

Fuente: Prestige Hong Kong

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