Due to the current global pandemic, many films that were scheduled for theatrical release in the spring and summer have been pushed back to either the fall, or in the case of Sony, to next year.

One of those films is, tragically, “The French Dispatch.” My most highly anticipated film of 2020, the Wes Anderson flick has been moved from its July 24th date to October 16, right in the middle of Oscars season (not that it would’ve had a problem gaining Oscar buzz with its summer release, because, you know, it’s Wes).

The star-studded film, which features Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Timothe√© Chalamet, is described as a love letter to journalists. The plot features recreated stories from the eponymous magazine — inspired by the “New Yorker” — set in France, where the magazine is headquartered. It’s Anderson’s first anthology film.

Below, watch the trailer for “The French Dispatch,” out in theaters October 16th.

By Michael Jacobo

Photo: Fox Searchlight