Though it’s for months been rumored Wes Anderson was making a post-WWII musical set in France, it seems Bill Murray won’t be crooning so much after all.
According to Indiewire, Anderson’s latest is set in 20th-century Paris, but it’s not a musical. Rather, the film is reportedly “a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper,” built around a trio of storylines. Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, and Timothée Chalamet are all confirmed cast members. Known Anderson associates Natalie Portman, Léa Seydoux, and Brad Pitt (remember his Anderson-directed Softbank ad?) are also rumored for roles. Given that the film already quietly began production a week ago, we’ll probably soon find out whether they’re involved, and whether Jason Schwartzman is definitely a fast-talking editor who we’ll follow through the newsroom as he hands out pithy, absurd assignments.