Thursday, April 25, 2024

Griffin Dunne Previews Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch”: “The audience is going to go nuts for it”


Actor Griffin Dunne took to Instagram today and gave a little preview of Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch.” The much- anticipated film will be unveiled next Monday in Cannes to rapturous audiences, no doubt. I already love all the names of the characters. You can see some of them, like Zeffirelli, in Griffin’s photos.

Dunne writes: “The French Dispatch finally premiers in Cannes. The audience is going to go nuts for it. My character didn’t even have a name and it was most fun I’ve ever had on a movie. Great food with hilarious actors at night and living in Wes’s world during the day in a town you would have thought he imagined called Angouleme.”

A Wes Anderson movie is what we need right now: a big, fluffy dessert that sends us to bed with beautiful dreams and flights of fancy.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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