‘The French Dispatch’ Trailer is Peak Wes Anderson

The first trailer for the forthcoming Wes Anderson film The French Dispatch has arrived. Featuring an A-list cast of frequent collaborators like Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, and Adrien Brody alongside rising stars like Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet, the film is a visual overdose of Anderson-isms.


Set in a fictional French city during the 20th century, the film (which is shot in both black and white and color) follows three different storylines at an American newspaper. (The film’s poster was even inspired by old The New Yorker covers.) The aforementioned sagas involve some expectedly quirky characters including an incarcerated artist, some student revolutionaries, and a crime-solving cook. And since its a Wes Anderson film, expect tons of meticulous symmetric shots, pastel hues, pseudo-political commentary, and delightfully witty banter. If it’s not already the most anticipated film of the year, it’s likely to be the most stylish.


The French Dispatch opens on July 24. Watch the trailer above now.