Unarguably the biggest film achievements of 2020 once released, Wes Anderson’s highly anticipated The French Dispatch, has sadly been postponed, with the coronavirus pandemic to blame.
The reconfigured cinema release calendar will see Disney’s Mulan on July 24 in the U.S., and August in the UK—the slot Anderson’s movie originally occupied—with The French Dispatch arriving in theaters later this summer. The film was set to debut at the now-postponed Cannes Film Festival, but given the extended release date, it might see a bigger premier.
The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (known simply as The French Dispatch) is an upcoming comedy-drama film written and directed by Wes Anderson, based upon a story written by Anderson, Roman Coppola, Hugo Guinness, and Jason Schwartzman. The film will focus on the French foreign bureau of a fictional Kansas newspaper.
The film stars an ensemble cast, including Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Steve Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson. It is scheduled to be released on October 16, 2020, by Searchlight Pictures. The film will be Anderson’s 10th directorial effort and his fourth working with the studio.