Wes Anderson is one of the most prolific auteurs alive — a filmmaker known for his use of color, visual symmetry, quirky characters, and whimsical plotlines. He’s one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation, and his previous films include indie darlings like “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” Like many great directors, his films often feature a number of the same actors, with recognizable stars like Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, and Owen Wilson being just a few of his favorite recurring players.
Anderson’s newest film, “The French Dispatch,” was first set to hit theaters last year, but was delayed indefinitely, much to the disappointment of Anderson’s numerous fans. Fortunately, the film recently premiered at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival to mostly positive reviews, and the good news doesn’t stop there because “The French Dispatch” is officially set to hit to theaters later this year. Here’s everything we know so far about the release date, cast, and plot of “The French Dispatch.”