Wes Anderson’s forthcoming film ‘The French Dispatch’ gets plot synopsis, potential release date

The book release of Anderson's screenplay is set for May 21

Searchlight Pictures has detailed Wes Anderson’s forthcoming film The French Dispatch.

Last week, IMDb made an error and revealed some undisclosed and incorrect details, listing the movie’s run time at four hours. Now, Searchlight Pictures has revealed that the film will actually be one hour and 45 minutes, according to The Playlist.

Now, more details have been disclosed by Amazon, as it accidentally posted the synopsis for the book release of Anderson’s screenplay for The French Dispatch. The details have since been taken down, with the current listing reading “The French Dispatch brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.”

The original post read as follows, according to Mandatory:

The French Dispatch is the European edition of the Liberty, Kansas, Evening Sun – a factual, weekly report on the subjects of world politics, the arts (high and low), fashion, fancy cuisine/fine drink, and diverse stories of human interest set in faraway quartiers.

On the death of the editor-in-chief, the editorial staff decides to publish a last, memorial edition highlighting the three best stories which appeared over the 10-year existence of the magazine. The stories involve an artist sentenced to life imprisonment for a double homicide, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.”

While the film doesn’t have an official release date, Amazon did reveal that the book would be available as of May 21st, which is the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival.