Set in the 20th century in the fictional city of Ennui-sur-Blasé, Anderson’s follow-up to Isle of Dogs focuses on an American journalist based in France. Bill Murray stars as Arthur Howitzer Jr.
The French Dispatch’s editor, whose editorial staff includes characters played by Elisabeth Moss, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Fisher Stevens, Griffin Dunne, and Wally Wolodarsky. The French Dispatch stories that are dramatized within the film, meanwhile, feature Adrien Brody as art dealer Julian Cadazio.
Henry Winkler and Bob Balaban as Cadazio’s uncles, Benicio del Toro as incarcerated artist Moses Rosenthaler, Léa Seydoux as his prison guard and muse, Jeffrey Wright as food journalist Roebuck Wright, Frances McDormand as journalist Lucinda Krementz, and Lyna Khoudri and Timothée Chalamet as student revolutionaries.