Wes Anderson never had any trouble recruiting star-studded cast, and his next project The French Dispatch is no exception to this rule. Timothée Chalamet and Tilda Swinton are the latest stars to officially join the cast of this promising movie.
The official synopsis still hasn’t seen the light of day, but The French Dispatch has been described as “a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th century Paris.” According to the sources close to Anderson, it will take place in the 1950s and center on three different storylines.
The cast of The French Dispatch was pretty impressive long before Chalamet and Swinton joined. It also stars Anderson’s regulars Frances McDormand and Bill Murray, plus newcomers to his world – Benicio Del Toro and Jeffrey Wright. It’s been reported Natalie Portman, Brad Pitt, and Léa Seydoux might be joining the cast, but those are just rumors at this stage.
This period piece will be Anderson’s first live-action film since The Grand Budapest Hotel, which won four Oscars and received a Best Picture nod.