Wes Anderson’s latest lovely little curio collection has finally arrived. Have a look in the trailer for The French Dispatch.
Anderson’s first anthology comes inspired by The New Yorker and some of its profiled subjects, taking us through a series of his titular magazine’s stories. The director’s regulars—along with a few additions that make complete sense to be in a France-set Wes Anderson flick—is absolutely stacked and absolutely massive. We’ve got Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Benicio del Toro, Timothée Chalamet, Léa Seydoux, Stephen Park, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Elisabeth Moss, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman, Saoirse Ronan, Christoph Waltz, Tony Revolori, Rupert Friend, Bob Balaban, Henry Winkler, Liev Schreiber, Fisher Stevens, Griffin Dunne, and Anjelica Huson—and that’s not even listing everyone on the poster.
This first preview of course looks as deliberately constructed and carefully posed as all things Wes have increasingly looked (his protagonist carefully adjusting a just-out-of-place little man in Bottle Rocket was prophetic of his career to come), but that’s half the fun, right?
We’ll get the rest of Anderson’s new narrative diorama July 24.