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Fox Searchlight Will Release Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ in 2020

The next decade has a bright start. Fox Searchlight has confirmed they will be releasing Wes Anderson’s star-studded new film The French Dispatch in 2020, as well as the first official word of a cast list and synopsis, which provide a few hints at what to expect. First up, here’s the synopsis:

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.

Anderson said earlier this year that his 10th film is about “an American journalist based in France who creates his own magazine. It is more a portrait of this man, of this journalist who fights to write what he wants to write. It’s not a movie about the freedom of the press, but when you talk about reporters, you
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Fox Searchlight Teaming With Wes Anderson for His New Film The French Dispatch

Fox Searchlight has acquired the rights to the next film from director Wes Anderson. As with most of Anderson’s films, this one already has a large and impressive star-studded cast that includes Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Lea Seydoux (Spectre), Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange), Kate Winslet (Titanic), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Bill Murray (Ghostbusters), Adrien Brody (The Pianist), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man), Rupert Friend (Homeland), Benicio Del Toro (Sicario), Owen Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums), Cecile de France (Hereafter), Frances McDormand (Fargo), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Fisher Stevens (Short Circuit), Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), and Henry Winkler (Barry).

Deadline says the movie is “a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city.” The movie will bring to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch magazine.

Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley,
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Fox Searchlight takes worldwide rights to Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’

Fox Searchlight takes worldwide rights to Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’
Will release the film next year.

Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Wes Anderson’s next film, ensemble feature The French Dispatch.

The deal continues the partnership between the filmmaker and the distributor, which has released four of his previous films – Isle Of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Darjeeling Limited. Fox Searchlight will release the film next year.

The deal was negotiated by Megan O’Brien, executive vice president of business affairs for Fox Searchlight, with Gene Kang, executive vice president of business and legal affairs, and Deborah Wettstein, chief financial officer, for producers and co-financiers Indian Paintbrush.
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Fox Searchlight Acquires World Rights To Wes Anderson’s Upcoming Movie ‘The French Dispatch’

  • Deadline
Fox Searchlight Pictures has picked up world rights to Wes Anderson’s next movie, The French Dispatch.

The all-star cast includes Benicio Del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Timothée Chalamet, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park, Owen Wilson, Tony Revolori and Bill Murray. Released is slated for 2020.

Pic is described as “a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city.” The movie will bring to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch magazine. Anderson and Indian Paintbrush are producing.

The deal was negotiated by Megan O’Brien, Evp of Business Affairs for Fox Searchlight, and Gene Kang, Evp of Business and Legal Affairs, and Deborah Wettstein, Chief Financial Officer, on behalf of Indian Paintbrush.

Searchlight has a long-running partnership with Anderson, including on movies Isle Of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel,
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Fox Searchlight Buys Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch,’ Sets 2020 Theatrical Release

Fox Searchlight Buys Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch,’ Sets 2020 Theatrical Release
Wes Anderson is officially returning to the big screen in 2020. Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced it has picked up worldwide distribution rights to Anderson’s next feature film, “The French Dispatch.” The journalism-centric drama is Anderson’s 10th directorial effort. The Fox Searchlight acquisition is hardly a surprise and was expected by many in the industry considering the studio was behind Anderson’s “The Darjeeling Limited,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and “Isle of Dogs.” “Fantastic Mr. Fox” was distributed by Searchlight’s parent company 20th Century Fox. Now that Disney owns Fox, “The French Dispatch” will be Anderson’s first Disney film since “The Life Aquatic” release.

“We are excited to dive back into the unmistakable and entirely original world of Wes Anderson,” Fox Searchlight Pictures chairmen Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley in a statement. “Our collaborations with Wes in the past have been exceptional, and we’re thrilled to
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Fox Searchlight Buys Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’

  • Variety
Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” extending the indie studio’s long collaboration with the filmmaker.

The company has released four of Anderson’s films, including his two most recent pictures, “Isle of Dogs” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

The French Dispatch” is described as “a love letter to journalists” and is set in an American backed newspaper’s French offices. The film will premiere in 2020.

“The story is not easy to explain,” Anderson told Charente Libre in April. “[It’s about an] American journalist based in France [who] creates his magazine. It is more a portrait of this man, of this journalist who fights to write what he wants to write. It’s not a movie about freedom of the press, but when you talk about reporters you also talk about what’s going on in the real world.”

The film’s cast includes Benicio Del Toro,
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Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Lands at Fox Searchlight, Plot Details Revealed

  • The Wrap
Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Lands at Fox Searchlight, Plot Details Revealed
Fox Searchlight has acquired the worldwide rights to the next film from director Wes Anderson, “The French Dispatch,” the company announced Thursday.

The film will be released in 2020, and is described as a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch” magazine.

Benicio Del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Timothée Chalamet, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park, Owen Wilson and Bill Murray all star in the film.
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Fox Searchlight Nabs Wes Anderson's 'The French Dispatch'

Fox Searchlight Pictures has picked up worldwide rights to Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch, which is set for a 2020 theatrical release.

The comedy-drama, which was co-financed by Indian Paintbrush, stars Benicio Del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody and Timothee Chalamet. Lea Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, Stephen Park, Owen Wilson and Bill Murray round out the ensemble cast, with Anderson, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson sharing producing credits.

The French Dispatch portrays journalists in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th century French city.

"We are excited to dive back into the ...
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J.K. Rowling’s Crime Drama ‘Strike’ To Return To HBO’s Cinemax With Robert Glenister & Natasha O’Keeffe Joining Cast

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J.K. Rowling’s Crime Drama ‘Strike’ To Return To HBO’s Cinemax With Robert Glenister & Natasha O’Keeffe Joining Cast
J.K. Rowling’s crime drama Strike will return to U.S. cable network Cinemax and has added a slew of actors for its next iteration.

Live By Night’s Robert Glenister and Peaky Blinders’ Natasha O’Keeffe have joined the series, which is based on Rowling’s best-selling Cormoran Strike crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

This comes after Deadline revealed that Line of Duty and Crossing Lines director Susan Tully is to direct the four-part series, known as Lethal White. Filming has begun with stars Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger returning.

Burke, who recently starred in The Souvenir opposite Tilda Swinton, plays Cormoran Strike, while Grainger, who also starred in Patrick Melrose, plays Robin Ellacott, team up once again to solve a crime.

Lethal White starts when Billy, a troubled young man played by Joseph Quinn, comes to Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating
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Review: The Dead Don’t Die

  • Comicmix
The zombie fad appears to be in its final days given the trickle of new novels, movies, and television shows. Another sure sign of its impending end is the arrival of satire, this time in the form of The Dead Don’t Die, a atar-studded comedy that shambled on and off the screen before you noticed it.

The film, out on disc now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, should have been a laugh riot, a brilliant takedown of the genre., At least, that was the expectation that came with the pedigree: Writer/Director Jim Jarmusch, Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Rosie Perez, Carol Kane, and yes, both Iggy Pop and Tom Waits.

Set in a small town in west Pennsylvania, clearly an homage to the godfather of zombie films George A. Romero, the film starts off well enough but by the midpoint, shifts from
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Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness May Resurrect Two Dead McU Characters

As can be told from the lengthy title, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will see Benedict Cumberbatch’s Master of the Mystic Arts traversing across various universes. When the movie was announced, it was confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch would be joining him on this voyage of discovery, but it stands to reason that, if other timelines are being visited, then more familiar characters could appear as well. Or at least, unfamiliar versions of familiar characters from other worlds.

In fact, a new “leak” claims to reveal the identities of two characters we can expect to see in Doctor Strange 2 – and they’re two heroes who’ve perished in previous movies. Via 4Chan but reposted on the /r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers subreddit, the leak says that both the Ancient One and Quicksilver will be back for the sequel.

Tilda Swinton’s return is perhaps not that surprising, seeing
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Oscars 2020: Best Costume Design Predictions

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Oscars 2020: Best Costume Design Predictions
Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is the early Oscar frontrunner for Best Costume Design, with Arianne Phillips creating contrasting iconic looks (circa 1969) for Leonardo DiCaprio’s has-been actor, Brad Pitt’s rugged stunt man, and Margot Robbie’s angelic Sharon Tate. It’s turtlenecks and leather for DiCaprio, Hawaiian shirt and denim for Pitt, and yellow hot pants and go-go boots for Robbie, among other vintage looks.

Meanwhile, three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell is back for Martin Scorsese’s true life gangster epic, “The Irishman,” creating different period threads for Robert De Niro’s mob hitman, Frank Sheeran, Al Pacino’s labor leader, Jimmy Hoffa, and Joe Pesci’s crime boss, Russell Bufalino, conveying conspicuous or inconspicuous status and power.

For Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” two-time Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges re-imagines the legendary Batman nemesis (Joaquin Phoenix) as a failed stand-up comic trapped between the ’70s and ’80s.
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The New Classics: I Am Love

Michael Cusumano here to discuss a film that never fails to floor me.

Scene: Prawns

The story of Luca Guadagnino’s I Am Love pivots on a life-changing plate of prawns. It sounds ridiculous until you pause and remember that life is actually like that. One moment you’re having a routine day and the next a flood of emotions is precipitated by an unexpected trigger. These instances are difficult to explain in words, but what are movies for if not the moments when language fails?

Tilda Swinton’s character Emma Recchi doesn’t realize it, but she is primed for such a moment. A Russian who married into an Italian family of great power, she lives a life of comfort and wealth. She is not unhappy, exactly, nor is she mistreated, but her is existence is a cloistered one and she is expected to play the role assigned to her.
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September 10th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Scars Of Dracula, Blood From The Mummy’S Tomb, The Dead Don’T Die, Nekrotronic

  • DailyDead
This week’s horror and sci-fi home media releases feature a stellar array of new and old. Scream Factory is showing some love to a trio of classic titles—Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb, Circus of Horrors and Scars of Dracula—and for those who may have missed it in theaters a few months back, Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die is shambling its way home on various formats. We’re also getting several modern classics released in 4K this Tuesday—Daybreakers and Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy, and for all you Supernatural fans out there, season 14 arrives on both Blu-ray & DVD, just in time for the final season.

Other Blu-ray & DVD releases for September 10th include Nekrotronic, John Wick: Chapter 3, Paranormal Activity 6-Movie Collection, and Hex.

Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb

A British expedition in Egypt discovers the ancient sealed tomb of the evil Queen Tera.
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The Personal History of David Copperfield Review – Tiff 2019

  • HeyUGuys
Armando Iannucci and Simon Blackwell, who co-wrote and created The Thick of It before taking their now-famous brand of sweary political satire across the pond to further acclaim with Veep, certainly made a brave choice when they chose Charles Dickens’ autobiographical novel as the source of their next project. A New Yorker article on the politics of Brexit, say, might work as a Death of Stalin-type disaster-fest; or we could expect a Succession-type dramady centred on just about any feature of our politics at the moment.

Brave, then, that was, and this is. A buoyant tone and a frequently genteel sensibility – with some genuine directorial flair thrown in from a previously uninventive technical filmmaker – make The Personal History of David Copperfield a big step sideways in the careers of those who made it. The same applies to the members of a remarkable ensemble, which includes Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi
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U.S. Deals Roll In for Mark Cousins’ Epic Documentary ‘Women Make Film’ (Exclusive)

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U.S. Deals Roll In for Mark Cousins’ Epic Documentary ‘Women Make Film’ (Exclusive)
“Women Make Film” has scored a clean sweep of deals for North America, with buyers taking theatrical, streaming and TV rights to Mark Cousins’ 14-hour opus about female filmmakers. Turner Classic Movies has snagged linear TV, the Criterion Collection has taken the first streaming window and Cohen Media has taken theatrical and ancillary rights to the Tilda Swinton exec-produced feature documentary.

Cousins wrote and directed “Women Make Film.” It spans 13 decades and five continents using almost a thousand film extracts to give a guided tour of the art and craft of movies as told by female filmmakers. The full story is told over 14 hours, but it is split into segments that can be watched as stand-alone pieces. The narrators include Adjoa Andoh, Kerry Fox, Jane Fonda, Thandie Newton, Tilda Swinton, Sharmila Tagore and Debra Winger.

“Women Make Film” is playing at Toronto in the Tiff Docs section. U.K.-based
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TIFF 2019: Every Movie Sold So Far, From ‘Dads’ to ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ (Updating)

  • The Wrap
TIFF 2019: Every Movie Sold So Far, From ‘Dads’ to ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ (Updating)
Although many of the showcased films at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival already have distribution, buyers are clawing at the projects up for sale, and snapping up what’s left quicker than you can say Momofuku Noodle Bar.

On Friday, Bryce Dallas Howard’s documentary “Dads” sold to Apple TV Plus, which was the streamer’s first acquisition at the festival. IFC picked up Russell Crowe’s “The True History of the Kelly Gang” on Thursday. And we’re just getting started.

Ahead of the festival, many sales agents told TheWrap that they were bracing for the impact of the streaming companies, but said this year’s market was “healthy” and “robust.“

“It’s going to be an even playing field,” Kristen Konvitz, an agent in the international and independent film group at ICM Partners, said. “There
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Tiff Review: ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ is a Breezy Distillation of Charles Dickens’ Masterpiece

David Copperfield (Dev Patel) has a story to tell. It begins with his cute, precocious little self (Jairaj Varsani) making mom laugh and nanny Mrs. Peggotty (Daisy May Cooper) laugh even harder. He’s a headstrong boy with dreams of joy thanks to the overflowing love shown to him by everyone but his aunt (Tilda Swinton’s Betsey Trotwood) … for now. Like most widowed women of thirty with an estate in the Victorian Era, however, remarrying is a foregone conclusion for Ms. Copperfield. Enter the viciously domineering Mr. Murdstone (Darren Boyd) and his sister Jane (Gwendoline Christie), an untenable atmosphere for David, and the first layover on a memorably arduous life by way of child labor in a bottling factory. It gets worse before better and then worse still.

This is Armando Iannucci’s contemporary yet period-specific adaptation of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece using the title The Personal History of David Copperfield.
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The Personal History of David Copperfield Premiere – Dev Patel, Armando Iannucci & more on the new adaptation

  • HeyUGuys
We present our interviews from the Tiff world premiere of The Personal History of David Copperfield, based on the Victorian era novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.

The film premiered at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival, and those attending were director Armando Iannucci, Hugh Laurie, Dev Patel, Aneurin Barnard, Morfydd Clark, Aimee Kelly, Rosalind Eleazar. The film also stars Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse, Gwendoline Christie and Benedict Wong.

Synopsis:

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, which has its full title with The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery.

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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Film Review: Armando Iannucci Meets Charles Dickens

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‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Film Review: Armando Iannucci Meets Charles Dickens
You might think that Charles Dickens would be resistant to the Armando Iannucci treatment, which so far has resulted in a string of vicious political satires that raised the insult to the level of art: the British TV show “The Thick of It” and subsequent movie “In the Loop”; its American cousin “Veep,” which he created and ran for four seasons; and most recently “The Death of Stalin,” with the vicious and inept Russian politicians of the 1950s seemingly every bit as Iannuccian as Selina Meyer or the blowhards from “In the Loop.”

But Dickens’ “David Copperfield,” the novel on which Iannucci’s “The Personal History if David Copperfield” is based? How can that work in the hands of the delightfully profane Scottish writer-director?

Judging by “The Personal History of David Copperfield,” which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, you’d pretty much be
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