Based on what we see in the first images, Wes Anderson’s latest work is a love letter to journalism and information. The setting is an imaginary magazine run by none other than Anderson’s long-time collaborator, Bill Murray.
Even though the movie will open this summer in July, the trepidation was naturally building up given the praise that his last stop-motion animated film, The Isle Of Dogs, has been able to obtain, thanks to its unique storytelling and deadpan humor.
It’s not a matter of chance that the first images of the film were offered to The New Yorker’s staff even before the release of the trailer. Anderson was inspired by this publication when picturing a magazine, which the story would revolve around. The director admitted that he has been a New Yorker devotee since he was a teenager, and added that he’s never stopped collecting old editions of the prestigious magazine since his formative years.
As we can see from the trailer, the film will be a collection of stories told by a bunch of outlandish émigrés who ended up in a made-up French metropolis to tell the most peculiar stories for the New Yorker-inspired magazine.
And what’s even more captivating in this inebriating cocktail of talent and originality is a terrific cast of names: Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Elisabeth Moss, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Owen Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Benicio del Toro, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, and many others.