Thursday, February 22, 2024

Disney’s Searchlight Takes Wes Anderson’s Much Anticipated “The French Dispatch” Off the Schedule Again

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The French Dispatch has been dispatched.

Wes Anderson’s newest creation was supposed to be released today after opening in Cannes.

Alas, all of that went away and “The French Dispatch” was moved to October 16th. Now Disney’s Searchlight has been dimmed, and Anderson and pals are off the schedule.

Here’s one quality film that I think would be swell on Netflix or VOD. Even though we always want a big screen release, the Anderson oeuvre lends itself a smaller space. Eventually it could be released in theaters.

I don’t think we’ll see any of these movies until mid January through the end of February, when the new Oscar eligibility ends. Without a vaccine it’s just not going to happen. Wait for news about the James Bond “No Time to Die” gets pushed past November 20th.

“The French Dispatch” by the way has the usual cast of Anderson characters including Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Bill Murray Owen Wilson, Liev Schreiber, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, and Anjelica Huston, .

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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