The trailer for the upcoming comedy drama The French Dispatch, starring Timothée Chalamet, has been released.
According to the official synopsis, “A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch” magazine”.
Directed by Wes Anderson, whose love of The New Yorker served as inspiration, the film also stars Benicio del Toro as an incarcerated artist, Adrien Brody as an art dealer, Tilda Swinton as a writer and a staff-member of the French Dispatch, Léa Seydoux as a prison guard and Rosenthaler’s muse, Frances McDormand as a journalist profiling the student revolutionaries, Lyna Khoudri, Mathieu Amalric, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.
One of the three storylines centers around the May 68 student occupation protests, with Chalamet’s and Khoudri’s characters being two of the student protesters.
The trailer, featuring the track “L’ultima Volta” by Ennio Morricone and a version of the French song “Aline” by Cristophe gives viewers a glimpse into the three stories, without revealing too much of the plot, though.
The French Dispatch is set to be released on July 24, 2020.