The film had initially been planned to have its world premiere at Cannes last year before the pandemic led to the festival's cancellation.
US filmmaker Wes Anderson’s tenth feature film The French Dispatch, starring French-Algerian actress Lyna Khoudri, will premiere at the 74th Cannes Film Festival in the official competition.
The film’s star-studded cast includes Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Timothee Chalamet, Adrien Brody, Benicio del Toro and Saoirse Ronan, as well as French actors Lea Seydoux and Mathieu Amalric.
The French Dispatch, which comes from Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures, was originally scheduled to have its world premiere at Cannes 2020 but the festival was postponed and later cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The film will be competing against Annette, a musical film by French director Leos Carax, and Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta.
The film revolves around the French foreign bureau of a fictional Kansas newspaper.
The full lineup of the official competition will be announced on June 3.
The movie was also delayed from its release date of July 24, 2020. Disney is expected to give the film a new release date later this year.
The 74th annual Cannes Film Festival will kick off on July 6 with Spike Lee presiding over the competition jury.