The French Dispatch Cast - Henry Winkler

Wes Anderson has no problem rounding up an impressive assembly A-list talent whenever he gets behind the camera to direct a new movie. Most of them are recurring stars from his previous collaborations, but with each movie, he brings in some fresh blood who have never worked with the filmmaker before. And one more new collaborator has been added to the cast.

Henry Winkler is enjoying a career resurgence thanks to his role on HBO’s dark comedy series Barry, including a recent Emmy win (though sadly not a Golden Globe win), and now he’s joined The French Dispatch cast, the next film from Wes Anderson that is said to be set within the Paris bureau of an American newspaper. Read More »

Saoirse Ronan Wes Anderson

Promise Saoirse Ronan a corset, or at least a chance to wear a fancy hat, and you’ve got her booked for your next period drama. The Mary Queen of Scots actress is making a habit out of starring in prestigious historical dramas, but with casts and directors like these, you have to at least be vaguely interested.

Four years after The Grand Budapest HotelSaoirse Ronan is reuniting with director Wes Anderson for his 10th feature film, The French Dispatch. But while she’ll be reuniting with a few familiar faces on the ensemble movie, Ronan will be working for the first time with Kate Winslet on another high-profile project, a romance-drama titled Ammonite. And yes, both of them will be period dramas.

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