Timothee Chalame and Bill Murray star in the new trailer for Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch


Timothee Chalamet, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray were seen among a star-studded cast in the new trailer for Wes Anderson’s upcoming film The French Dispatch.

On Friday, Searchlight Pictures released a one-minute clip featuring scenes from the movie, which follows a group of journalists and is based on the writings of The New Yorker.

Written and directed by Anderson, the film’s all-star ensemble also includes Benicio del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park and Owen Wilson.   

Stellar ensemble: Timothee Chalamet, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray were seen among a star-studded cast in the new trailer for Wes Anderson’s upcoming film The French Dispatch

The comedy drama, which is fully titled The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun, is set in a fictional 20th-century French city and centers on three different storylines. 

The anthology film follows the development of a series of stories published in the titular magazine, and it opens with editor Arthur Howitzer Jr. (Murray) on the paper’s last day.    

In the new trailer, which is intercut with lines from the film’s reviews, student activist Zeffirelli (Timothee) smokes a cigar and soaks in a bathtub as he peers out to address journalist Lucinda Krementz (McDormand), who is seated on the toilet reading a manuscript. 

Taking a bath: Student activist Zeffirelli (Timothee) smokes a cigar and soaks in a bathtub as he peers out to address journalist Lucinda Krementz

Taking a bath: Student activist Zeffirelli (Timothee) smokes a cigar and soaks in a bathtub as he peers out to address journalist Lucinda Krementz

Reviewing his work: Krementz (McDormand) is seated on the toilet reading Zeffirelli's manifesto

Reviewing his work: Krementz (McDormand) is seated on the toilet reading Zeffirelli’s manifesto

Giving feedback: 'Physically or metaphorically?'  asks Zeffirelli asks. 'Both,' Lucinda replies

Giving feedback: ‘Physically or metaphorically?’  asks Zeffirelli asks. ‘Both,’ Lucinda replies

‘Physically or metaphorically?’ Timothee asks.

‘Both,’ she replies. 

In another scene, Swinton, who plays art critic J.K.L. Berensen, speaks from a podium. 

Imposing: In another scene, Swinton, who plays art critic J.K.L. Berensen, speaks from a podium

Imposing: In another scene, Swinton, who plays art critic J.K.L. Berensen, speaks from a podium

‘I assure you it’s erotic,’ she says.    

Near the end of the clip, Zeffirelli opens the door of Howitzer’s office. 

‘You’re fired,’ Howitzer tells him. 

‘Really?’ Zeffirelli asks.

‘Don’t cry in my office,’ Howitzer orders as Zeffirelli looks up to see a ‘No Crying’ sign above the door. 

Bad news: The trailer concludes with Zeffirelli opening the door of Howitzer's office. 'You're fired,' Howitzer says

Bad news: The trailer concludes with Zeffirelli opening the door of Howitzer’s office. ‘You’re fired,’ Howitzer says

Boss: Murray plays editor Arthur Howitzer Jr. in the anthology film which follows the development of a series of stories published in the titular magazine on the paper's last day

Boss: Murray plays editor Arthur Howitzer Jr. in the anthology film which follows the development of a series of stories published in the titular magazine on the paper’s last day

Ironic: 'Don't cry in my office,' Howitzer orders as Zeffirelli looks up to see a 'No Crying' sign above the door

Ironic: ‘Don’t cry in my office,’ Howitzer orders as Zeffirelli looks up to see a ‘No Crying’ sign above the door

Seydoux, who plays prison guard Simone, trips up a man in wheelchair in another scene from the trailer.

Food journalist Roebuck Wright (Wright) peers as he opens a door while chef and police officer Lt. Nescaffier (Park) whips up a meal in the kitchen. 

Travel writer Herbsaint Sazerac (Owen Wilson) rides a bicycle down to the metro before appearing to crash. 

Copy editor Alumna (Moss) stands in front of a chalkboard on which one of the movie’s glowing endorsements is written. 

In character: Seydoux, who plays prison guard Simone, trips up a man in wheelchair

In character: Seydoux, who plays prison guard Simone, trips up a man in wheelchair

Food critic: Jeffrey Wright plays  a food journalist Roebuck Wright

Food critic: Jeffrey Wright plays  a food journalist Roebuck Wright

Fiery: Chef and police officer Lt. Nescaffier (Park) whips up a meal in the kitchen

Fiery: Chef and police officer Lt. Nescaffier (Park) whips up a meal in the kitchen

Accident? Travel writer Herbsaint Sazerac (Owen Wilson) rides a bicycle down to the metro before appearing to crash

Accident? Travel writer Herbsaint Sazerac (Owen Wilson) rides a bicycle down to the metro before appearing to crash

High praise: Copy editor Alumna (Moss) stands in front of a chalkboard on which one of the movie's glowing endorsements is written

High praise: Copy editor Alumna (Moss) stands in front of a chalkboard on which one of the movie’s glowing endorsements is written

Del Toro’s incarcerated artist character Moses Rosenthaler paints and has a conversation in prison with art dealer Julien Cadazio (Brody).

Amalric, who plays The Commissaire, a policeman with a kidnapped son, looks anxious as he answers a phone while seated at a table. 

Zeffirelli’s girlfriend and fellow student activist Juliette (Khoudri) is seen looking surprised. 

Creating a masterpiece: Del Toro's incarcerated artist character Moses Rosenthaler is seen painting

Creating a masterpiece: Del Toro’s incarcerated artist character Moses Rosenthaler is seen painting

Prison visit: Brody plays Julien Cadazio, an art dealer who visits Rosenthaler in prison

Prison visit: Brody plays Julien Cadazio, an art dealer who visits Rosenthaler in prison

Answering a call: Amalric, who plays The Commissaire, a policeman with a kidnapped son, looks anxious as he answers a phone while seated at a table

Answering a call: Amalric, who plays The Commissaire, a policeman with a kidnapped son, looks anxious as he answers a phone while seated at a table

What is it? Zeffirelli's girlfriend and fellow student activist Juliette (Khoudri) is seen looking surprised

What is it? Zeffirelli’s girlfriend and fellow student activist Juliette (Khoudri) is seen looking surprised

The French Dispatch wrapped production in 2019 and was originally set to premiere at the 2020 edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the premiere had to be postponed.

The film went on to have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on July 12, 2021 and is set for release on October 22, 2021. 

Coming soon: The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on July 12, 2021 and is set for release on October 22, 2021. Anderson pictured in 2018

Coming soon: The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on July 12, 2021 and is set for release on October 22, 2021. Anderson pictured in 2018

 

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