The acquisition of 20th Century Fox came with Searchlight Pictures which means Disney once again owns an art-house label capable of producing singular works of art from auteurs like Wes Anderson that may show up as an Oscar contender at some point. The next film on that list is “The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun.”
I’m head over heels in love with the first trailer for “The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun,” the next Wes Anderson film. I realize I may be the only person reading this blog who is. But just in case here’s the trailer
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. It stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson.
I also realize this film was put into production before Disney purchased 20th Century Fox, but having a new film with Bill Murray and Frances McDormand in it is pretty cool.
Disney’s investment in Searchlight Pictures already paid off with an Oscar for “JoJo Rabbit” for Best Adapted Screenplay by the film’s scribe and director Taika Waititi.
Oscar nominated films by Wes Anderson include The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom and animated films like Fantastic Mr. Fox and Isle of Dogs. Maybe one day The French Dispatch will join that list.
The French Dispatch hits theaters beginning this July.