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‘The French Dispatch’: Wes Anderson Wanted His Cast & Crew To Study Films From Godard, Clouzot & More

It’s fairly common for a filmmaker to present their cast and crew with recommendations of which films to watch in preparation for working together on a new project. However, when you talk about a director as eccentric and unique as Wes Anderson, you have to wonder what films he might recommend for those working on […]

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What a Delayed Cannes Film Festival Means for World Cinema (Column)

When it comes to film festivals, everyone follows Cannes’ lead, which is why it’s curious that the influential French event, originally scheduled to unspool from May 12-23 this year, waited more than a full week after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic — and two weeks after the French government banned […]

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Wes Anderson’s ‘French Dispatch’ Budget Rivals ‘Grand Budapest,’ Film Will Not Be Four Hours Long

A new Wes Anderson movie is arriving in theaters later this year titled “The French Dispatch,” but it will not be a four-hour epic as advertised this week on IMDb, which listed the film’s runtime at four hours and one minute. IMDb also stated the movie was made up of two parts, with part one […]

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Angouleme Delivers for Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Shoot

Dotted by hilltop views and an historic city-center, Angouleme in the Southwest of France has, in recent years, developed into a minor production hub for the Gallic industry. Benefiting from its status as France’s cartoonist and graphic arts capital, the city has become renowned for its animation and post-production infrastructure, boasting more than 30 animation […]

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James Mangold To Direct Timothee Chalamet In Searchlight’s ‘Going Electric;’ Bob Dylan’s Move From Folk To Rock Music

Exclusive: Searchlight Pictures has closed a deal with Ford V Ferrari helmer James Mangold to direct Going Electric. Timothee Chalamet is attached to play Bob Dylan during the period when he was poised to become folk music’s most seminal figure. When Dylan instead embraced rock n roll and traded his acoustic guitar for an amp […]

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David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ Is Halfway Done With Filming: ‘It’s Not Just a Biopic’

The new year is almost upon us and it goes without saying that David Fincher’s “Mank” is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2020, right up there with Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” Guillermo del Toro’s “Nightmare Alley,” and Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet.” “Mank” is Fincher’s first feature directorial effort since 2014’s “Gone Girl” […]

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Tilda Swinton to Preside Over The Marrakech Film Festival

Tilda Swinton, the iconoclastic British actress and producer, is set to preside over the 18th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival, succeeding to American director James Gray.Swinton, who won an Oscar and a BAFTA award for best supporting actress for “Michael Clayton,” has been leading an eclectic acting career. She has collaborated with prominent […]

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Saoirse Ronan Joins ‘The French Dispatch,’ Reuniting With Wes Anderson and Timothée Chalamet

Saoirse Ronan is set to reunite with Wes Anderson for the first time since “The Grand Budapest Hotel” by joining the star-studded cast of the writer-director’s upcoming feature, “The French Dispatch.” The “Lady Bird” Oscar nominee let her involvement in “The French Dispatch” slip during a recent interview promoting her Christmas release, “Mary Queen of […]

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Timothee Chalamet Joins Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray in Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’

Timothee Chalament is on board to play one of the leads in Wes Anderson’s next live action feature, “The French Dispatch.”Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Benicio del Toro and Jeffrey Wright are also on board. Murray, McDormand and Swinton have appeared in several Anderson films.Anderson is writing and directing the pic with Scott Rudin […]

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