Henry Winkler Signs Onto Wes Anderson’s FRENCH DISPATCH

The cast of Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch has grown by as Henry Winkler has just signed onto the currently shooting project.

There’s no word on Winkler’s character given the usual secrecy surrounding film’s storyline. All that is known is that the film will center on the staff at the Paris bureau of an American newspaper and that it will interweave thread different plotlines.

Currently shooting in Frnce, Winkler will be joining Anderson regulars Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Adrian Brody, Owen Wilson and Bob Balaban along with Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, Benicio Del Toro, Timothee Chalamet and Mathieu Amalric who are also working with the director for their first time.

Winkler has been having a bot of a career resurgence lately. Last September he won an Emmy for best supporting actor in a comedy for his co-starring turn as an acting coach for hitman turned Hollywood Bill Hader hopeful in HBO’s Barry. His work on the show also earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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