Léa Seydoux Is Confirmed For Wes Anderson's Next Movie

But there's no Brad Pitt, sorry. You'll have to console yourselves with an appearance by Timothée Chalamet instead.

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The filming process for the new Wes Anderson movie is like a new TV series: each week there's a new episode, a new twist in the tale of what the mysterious project entitled The French Dispatch will actually turn out like.

Following rumors about the cast, with several members including Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton already confirmed, the list of well-known actors set to appear in the movie has just been updated: Léa Seydoux will also be joining the cast. The young French actress already worked with the director on The Grand Budapest Hotel and dubbed one of the characters in Isle of Dogs.

The film is reported to be set just after the Second World War, and will be a "love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th-century Paris and centers on three storylines", according to IndieWire.

The Playlist explains that Brad Pitt, who was also among the actors likely to be approached for the project, won't be making an appearance. We'll get over it once Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time hits cinema screens, as he'll be starring alongside numerous other stars, including Leonardo DiCaprio.

Although The French Dispatch doesn't yet have a release date, rumors suggest that the world premiere could take place at the 2020 Cannes Festival. 

By Lucille Bion, published on 10/12/2018