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:

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

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

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" , "The Jungle Book"  

"Memoria" , "Pinocchio"  

"Nomadland" , "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"  

"No Sudden Move" , "All Star Weekend"  

"No Time to Die" , "The Batman"  

"Dune" , "Wonka"  

"Lady Bird" , "Uncle Frank"  

"Here Comes the Boom" , "The Kid & I"  

"American Heist" , "The Brothers Bloom"  

"Crimes of the Future" , "Kursk"  

"Sound of Metal" , "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

Production Company

Scott Rudin Productions

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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.
  3. Film will be released in 2020.

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

The French Dispatch Release Date: When is the film coming out?

The French Dispatch is coming out in 2021 on Friday, October 22, 2021 (Nationwide release). There are 3 other movies coming out on the same date, including Dune, Jackass Forever and Ron's Gone Wrong.

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