Lois Smith Joins Wes Anderson’s THE FRENCH DISPATCH

Lois Smith is joining the cast of director Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch.

The Lady Bird actress is joining the film already in production in an unspecified role, Variety reports. Set in 1950s Paris, Anderson’s film will follow a group of American newspaper reporters.

Although she started her film career in 1955’s East Of Eden, Smith has seen something of a burst of activity lately. In addition to her appearance in Lady Bird, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in last year’s Marjorie Prime.

The movie marks the first live action film from Anderson since 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. His most recent film was the stop-motion animated film Isle Of Dogs which opened this past Spring.

The French Dispatch will also star Anderson film regulars Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton as well as Frances McDormand, Benico Del Toro, Jeffrey Wright and Timothee Chalamet.

No distributor has stepped up to the plate for the movie yet, though it is most likely that Fox Searchlight, who has distributed a number of Anderson’s previous films, will do so.

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