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, .