As one of the few people in the world who doesn’t think Wes Anderson is a genius, his latest flick The French Dispatch is appealing enough thanks to the incredible cast he’s assembled.
Anderson regulars such as Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Owen Wilson join the likes of Benicio Del Toro, Timothée Chalamet and Jeffrey Wright in another kooky drama film from the acclaimed director.
The French Dispatch centers on the staff of a newspaper that decides to publish a memorial edition highlighting three stories from the last decade.
One is about an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, another about a kidnapping solved by a chef and the third about some student riots that occurred.
Along with the already mentioned stars, Lea Seydoux, Edward Norton, Elisabeth Moss, Willem Dafoe, Christoph Waltz, Liev Schreiber, and Adrien Brody will feature in what is one of the most impressive casts seen in years.
Anderson’s unique cinematography is on show and I’ve no doubt fans of his work will be anticipating this flick, but besides the cast, it just doesn’t do much for me.
The French Dispatch hits theatres on 24 July 2020.
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