Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch' Gets a New Clip and Release Date

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We've been thinking about Wes Anderson's next movie for a while now. The character poster and trailer for The French Dispatch were  released in February 2020, but because of the pandemic, there has been delay.

Now there's some movement on the period dramedy, with a new clip being released, starring Frances McDormand  and Timothée Chalamet in a scene together.

Chamalet's character, Zeffirelli, is relaxing in a bath, writing in his notebook. McDormand, who portrays a character named Mrs. Krementz, enters the room to fix her makeup and ends up having a quick check-in with the young man.

It's not clear how these two are related, but they are comfortable enough to have a chat in an uncomfortable setting.

The premise revolves around a branch of an American newspaper, based in France, and its journalists, with multiple overlapping storylines.

In the above, Zeffirelli asks Mrs. Krementz why she's been crying, with her answering, "Tear gas... also... because I'm sad."

The story takes place right after the end of WWII, which explains the mention of tear gas. It can also explain why she's sad, but we have a feeling it's because of more personal reasons.

And, we can look for a lot of other familiar faces, including Tilda SwintonOwen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Billy Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Anjelica Huston, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe and Elisabeth Moss.

If you missed it the first time around, here's a look at the feature trailer:

If that's enough to satisfy you, you can look for the entire movie on October 22.

Are you a fan of Wes Anderson's movies? Which one is your favorite!?