Wes Anderson’s ‘French Dispatch’ Budget Rivals ‘Grand Budapest,’ Film Will Not Be Four Hours Long

Published on Jan 16, 2020

Wes Anderson’s ‘French Dispatch’ Budget Rivals ‘Grand Budapest,’ Film Will Not Be Four Hours Long

A new Wes Anderson movie is arriving in theaters later this year titled “The French Dispatch,” but it will not be a four-hour epic as advertised this week on IMDb, which listed the film’s runtime at four hours and one minute. IMDb also stated the movie was made up of two parts, with part one being 1 hour and 57 minutes and part two being 2 hours and 4 minutes. Fox Searchlight says the IMDb information is incorrect and “The French Dispatch” will have a theatrical runtime closer to Anderson’s other live-action films (think just under two hours).

As for the budget, Variety reports “The French Dispatch” cost $25 million, which puts it at the same cost of Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel.” The $25 million budget makes it one of Anderson’s priciest live-action films, although it’s nowhere near the $50 million spent on “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.” Variety also reports

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Author: Zack Sharf