Fox Searchlight has acquired the world rights to Wes Anderson’s newest film, The French Dispatch. The movie is expected to debut in 2020.

What’s happening:

  • Deadline is reporting that Fox Searchlight has acquired the world rights to Wes Anderson’s upcoming film The French Dispatch.
  • Anderson will produce the film along with production company Indian Paintbrush.
  • The deal right deal was negotiated by Fox Searchlight’s Megan O’Brien, and Indian Paintbrush’s Gene Kang and Deborah Wettstein.
  • Fans of Anderson’s quirky films know he’s worked with the studio before with Fox Searchlight releasing:
    • Isle Of Dogs
    • The Grand Budapest Hotel
    • Fantastic Mr. Fox
    • The Darjeeling Limited 
  • The French Dispatch is expected to make its theatrical debut in 2020.

About the film:

  • The movie is described as “a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city.”
  • Deadline writes that it will, “bring to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch magazine.”

The French Dispatch stars:

  • Benicio Del Toro
  • Frances McDormand
  • Jeffrey Wright
  • Adrien Brody
  • Timothée Chalamet
  • Léa Seydoux
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Mathieu Amalric
  • Lyna Khoudri
  • Stephen Park
  • Owen Wilson
  • Bill Murray

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What they’re saying:

  • Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley, Chairmen of Fox Searchlight Pictures: “We are excited to dive back into the unmistakable and entirely original world of Wes Anderson. 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.”