Fox Searchlight Scoops Up Wes Anderson’s Next Film

Wes Anderson. Photo by Lexie Moreland/WWD/REX/Shutterstock (9472063r)

Wes Anderson enjoys working with a select group of actors on many of his films, and that familiarity extends to studios.

The Isle of Dogs filmmaker has re-teamed with Fox Searchlight for The French Dispatch which is scheduled to be released next year.

“We are excited to dive back into the unmistakable and entirely original world of Wes Anderson,” said Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley who are the chairmen of Fox Searchlight Pictures. “Our collaborations with Wes in the past have been exceptional, and we’re thrilled to be back working with him and the Indian Paintbrush team on The French Dispatch.

The feature, which is Anderson’s 10th, has been described as a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch magazine.

The film will also reunite Anderson with Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Timothée Chalamet, Léa Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, and Stephen Park.

The French Dispatch is expected sometime in 2020.