Fox Searchlight Acquires the Rights to Wes Anderson’s Next Film

Wes Anderson. Photo by Lexie Moreland/WWD/REX/Shutterstock (9472063r)

We finally have an idea about Wes Anderson’s long-awaited upcoming film!

The Grand Budapest Hotel director announced in August last year that he would write and direct a musical film set in France, post-World War II.

Sounds whacky enough for Anderson.

Fox Searchlight has now acquired the worldwide rights to the film, entitled The French Dispatch, and has described it as “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.”

“We are excited to dive back into the unmistakable and entirely original world of Wes Anderson,” said the chairmen of Fox Searchlight Pictures, Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley, in a statement. “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.

Anderson will once again team up with his favorite actors for the film, including Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Benicio Del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Timothée Chalamet, Léa Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park, and Owen Wilson.

The French Dispatch is expected in 2020.