Details of Wes Anderson‘s next film have emerged, ruling out previous reports that the movie would be a musical.
Earlier this year, it was claimed the director would follow 2018’s Isle Of Dogs with a post-World War II musical set in France.
According to IndieWire, sources have now refuted those assertions. Instead, the film, which is reportedly titled The French Dispatch, will be a “love letter” to journalists based at an American newspaper bureau in 20th century Paris. The movie is also said to focus on three storylines, although further details of those plots are yet to be revealed.
Some of the cast have already been confirmed, including Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro, and Jeffrey Wright. Other stars rumoured to appear include Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, and Léa Seydoux.
No release date has been confirmed at present, although filming is expected to begin next year.
Anderson’s Isle Of Dogs was met with criticism upon its release earlier this year. Indie musician Car Seat Headrest was amongst those to accuse the director of “racism” and cultural appropriation. One critic suggested the film’s “cultural sensitivity gets lost in translation.”
The movie followed a pack of dogs who are forced to fight for survival after a canine-borne disease in Japan results in their exile to a bleak and barren island.