Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch pushed back into 2021

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The brand new film from Wes Anderson is the latest to have a new delay to its release, as the movie gets pushed into next year.

It seems that Wes Anderson’s next film, The French Dispatch, is the latest casualty of these uncertain times, with distributor Searchlight Pictures opting to scrap its October release date, pushing it back instead to an unspecified date next year. Although Dark Horizons is reporting it will be after a Cannes relaunch in May.

The film was originally set to launch in July, following a debut appearance at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Following the pandemic outbreak, it was pushed to October and has now found itself shunted once more to next year. The move throws doubt on Searchlight’s other releases, including Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins. 

The distributor seems intent, at least, on maintaining the 2020 release schedule for films such as The Empty Man and the highly-touted Nomadland but of course, we’ll have to wait and see.

The French Dispatch boasts a typically-starry cast for an Anderson film, including  Timothée Chalet, Bill Murray, Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Angelica Huston, Frances McDormand, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Benicio Del Toro and Owen Wilson.

More news on its updated release schedule when we have it, but it seems that may take some time. 


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