The French Dispatch Movie

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A collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.

Who's Involved:

Timothee Chalamet, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Lea Seydoux, Henry Winkler, Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Mathieu Amalric, Tilda Swinton, Scott Rudin, Wes Anderson, Lois Smith, Stephen Park, Lyna Khoudri

Release Date:

Friday, October 22, 2021 (Nationwide)

graphic nudity, some sexual references and language
Runtime: 1 hr, 48 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

THE FRENCH DISPATCH is a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city and brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch” magazine.

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Who stars in The French Dispatch: Cast List

The Jungle Book, Being Mortal  

Three Thousand Years Of Longing, Pinocchio  

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, The Tragedy of MacBeth  

All Star Weekend, Where the Wild Things Are  

The Batman, No Time to Die  

Wonka, Dune  

Uncle Frank, Hollywoodland  

On the Count of Three, Here Comes the Boom  

Clean, See How They Run  

Crimes of the Future, Kursk  

Mother Schmuckers, Cosmopolis  


Who's making The French Dispatch: Crew List

A look at the The French Dispatch behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Wes Anderson last directed Isle of Dogs and The Grand Budapest Hotel. The film's writer Wes Anderson last wrote Isle of Dogs and The Grand Budapest Hotel.


Wes Anderson


Scott Rudin

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Production: What we know about The French Dispatch?

Filming Timeline

  1. February 2020: The film was in Completed status.
  2. September 2019: The film was in Post-Production status.

    Film will be released in 2020.

  3. December 2018: The film was in Production status.

The French Dispatch Release Date: When was the film released?

The French Dispatch was released in 2021 on Friday, October 22, 2021 (Nationwide release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Dune, Ron's Gone Wrong and The Electrical Life of Louis Wain.

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