Wes Anderson Sets Stellar Cast for His New Movie

Wes Anderson has started production on his new movie, even two months before The French Dispatch debuts.


Hollywood trades have had their hands full reporting high-profile actors joining Anderson’s latest project over the past couple of weeks. The last name to be added is that of Scarlett Johansson’s (per The Hollywood Reporter), who joins an ensemble with names like Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, Bill Murray (of course), Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Rupert Friend, and Jason Schwartzman (so far).


The new movie, currently untitled and with plot details being kept under wraps, is shooting at the moment in Chinchón (Madrid, Spain), and is scheduled to wrap in late September, around a month before The French Dispatch opens (October 22).


This is not the first collaboration between most of these actors and Wes Anderson. Furthermore, most of them, including Swinton, Friend, Brody, and Schwartzman have roles in Dispatch. Murray can also be seen in that movie, much like in most of Anderson’s movies altogether. Johansson also voiced a character from 2018’s Isle of Dogs.


No release date has been set, but a festival circuit in 2022 is highly likely. The French Dispatch already premiered earlier this year in Cannes to glorious reviews, and will debut on the New York Film Festival late September ahead of its theatrical release.