Wes Anderson’s latest film, a period piece called The French Dispatch, “brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city,” according to its synopsis. The film’s new poster, just released Tuesday, captures that frenetic energy.
The cast is outlined in blocky, newspaper-esque columns, including Tilda Swinton in an orange wig, Frances McDormand and Bill Murray gazing off into the distance, Timothée Chalamet in a bath, and Owen Wilson wearing a beret and riding a bike. The image affirms Anderson’s characteristic style, with the pastel color palette and the intensity of the geographical detail.
The poster coincides with the news that Searchlight Pictures will be releasing the film’s first official trailer tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 12.
The new poster expands on the more barebones iteration that was released on Jan. 29, announcing the cast, synopsis and a subtitle, The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun. Anderson’s latest cast includes many of the usual suspects, with a few noted additions. The film stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Swinton, Léa Seydoux, McDormand, Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mattieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Murray and Wilson. Elizabeth Moss told The Film Stage that she will have a minor role.
The French Dispatch
is set for a theatrical release on July 24. For information on everything we know about the forthcoming film, read Paste’s deep dive here. See the new poster below.