"The French Dispatch" is an American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Coxlong Anderson.
The starring cast includes Adrien Brody as Julien Cadazio, Tilda Swinton as J. K. L. Berensen, Frances McDormand as Lucinda Krementz, Léa Seydoux as Simone, Timothée Chalamet as Zeffirelli, Jeffrey Wright as Roebuck Wright, Lyna Khoudri as Juliette, Mathieu Amalric as a policeman with a kidnapped son, Bill Murray as Arthur Howitzer Jr., Owen Wilson as Herbsaint Sazerac and others.

Here are "The French Dispatch" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The French Dispatch movie?

SearchlightPictures on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 released the trailer for "The French Dispatch" you can watch here:
THE FRENCH DISPATCH | Official Trailer.

Plot summary

What is The French Dispatch movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The French Dispatch" movie plot summary.

The film has been described as "a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city", centering on three storylines. It brings to life a collection of tales published in the eponymous The French Dispatch, based in the fictional French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé. The film is inspired by Anderson's love of The New Yorker, and some characters and events in the film are based on real-life equivalents from the magazine. One of the three storylines centers on the May 68 student occupation protests, inspired by Mavis Gallant's two-part article "The Events in May: A Paris Notebook". Another storyline, featuring Adrien Brody's character of Julien Cadazio (Adrien Brody), is based on "The Days of Duveen", a six-part feature in The New Yorker on art dealer Lord Duveen.
When speaking to French publication Charente Libre in April 2019, Anderson said: "The story is not easy to explain, It's about an American journalist based in France who creates his magazine. It is more a portrait of this man, of this journalist who fights to write what he wants to write. It's not a movie about freedom of the press, but when you talk about reporters you also talk about what's going on in the real world."


Who plays who in the The French Dispatch movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The French Dispatch" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Adrien Brody  as Julien Cadazio an art dealer, based on Lord Duveen
Tilda Swinton  as J. K. L. Berensen a writer and a staff-member of the French Dispatch
Frances McDormand  as Lucinda Krementz a journalist profiling the student revolutionaries
Léa Seydoux  as Simone a prison guard and Rosenthaler's muse
Timothée Chalamet  as Zeffirelli a student revolutionary; boyfriend of Juliette
Jeffrey Wright  as Roebuck Wright a food journalist based on an amalgamation of writer James Baldwin and journalist A. J. Liebling
Lyna Khoudri  as Juliette a student revolutionary; girlfriend of Zeffirelli
Mathieu Amalric  as a policeman with a kidnapped son
Bill Murray  as Arthur Howitzer Jr. the editor of the French Dispatch, based on Harold Ross, the co-founder of The New Yorker
Owen Wilson  as Herbsaint Sazerac a writer and staff-member of the French Dispatch, based on Joseph Mitchell, a writer for The New Yorker
Elisabeth Moss  as a member of the French Dispatch staff
Saoirse Ronan  as a mysterious woman
Edward Norton  as a kidnapper
Liev Schreiber
Willem Dafoe  as a prisoner
Alex Lawther  as Morisot
Christoph Waltz  as Boris Schommers
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Lois Smith  as Upshur Clampette an art collector
Rupert Friend
Jason Schwartzman  as Hermes Jones a member of the French Dispatch staff
Henry Winkler  as one of Cadazio's "business-partner uncles"
Tony Revolori
Anjelica Huston
Bob Balaban  as one of Cadazio's "business-partner uncles"
Guillaume Gallienne
Hippolyte Girardot
Benicio Del Toro  as Moses Rosenthaler
Fisher Stevens  as Legal Advisor
Griffin Dunne  as Story Editor
Morgane Polanski  as Main Splatter School Girl Friend
Anjelica Bette Fellini  as Proof Reader
Denis Ménochet
Steve Park  as Lieutenant Nescafier
Wallace Wolodarsky  as Cheery Writer
Toheeb Jimoh  as Cadet 1
Benjamin Lavernhe
Vincent Macaigne
Félix Moati
Antonia Desplat
Maud Druine
Sam Haygarth  as Robouchon
Samuel Blenkin  as Cadet Vaugirard
Tom Hudson
Pablo Pauly
Nicholas Croucher  as Cadet 2
Stéphane Bak
Alexandre Steiger  as Bearded Doctor
Gabriel Ryan  as Gabriel (as Ryan)
Nicolas Avinée
Ilona Petiet
Mohamed Belhadjine  as Mitch Mitch
Winsen Ait Hellal  as Gigi

Release date

When is The French Dispatch movie release date?

"The French Dispatch" movie release date was scheduled to be on October 15, 2020 (Germany) and in 2021 distributing by Searchlight Pictures, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, 20th Century Fox Argentina, Kinomania and Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR).


What are The French Dispatch filming details?

The duration of the film is 103 minutes. The film's budget is $25 million.

"The French Dispatch" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in November 2018, in the city of Angoulême (South-West France) and wrapped in March 2019.

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