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West End closes doors

Because of the coronavirus outbreak, West End has been shut down until further notice. That means that ‘4000 Miles’ will not proceed on schedule. Read more at Variety.

The U.K.’s leading theaters have closed their doors following government advice issued today for people to avoid public venues.

Theater organizations Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and U.K. Theatre said that their member venues will close tonight to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Their members include most of the top theaters, from the National Theatre to Shakespeare’s Globe, the London Palladium, the Old Vic and the Royal Opera House.

The theaters will remain closed until further notice and will re-open following government recommendations.

Audience members for a show that has been canceled will be contacted by their ticket providers and are entitled to a refund.

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‘The French Dispatch’ poster and stills

The official Twitter page for ‘The French Dispatch’ has released a poster for the movie, which you can see at the link. And also, The New Yorker has released a couple of stills from the movie. You can see the one featuring Timmy in the gallery. The caption on their page also states that his segment of the film is “inspired by “The Events in May: A Paris Notebook,” Mavis Gallant’s two-part article from 1968.”

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‘The French Dispatch’ to open on July 24

According to Collider, ‘The French Dispatch’ will open in cinemas on July 24, 2020. You can read more at Collider and see a poster for the movie (which doesn’t feature any actors).

Be on the look-out for pastels and whimsy this summer, as Searchlight Pictures has officially set a release date for Wes Anderson‘s new movie, The French Dispatch. The hyper-symmetric auteur will bring his latest film to theaters on July 24, 2020, and he’s bringing one heck of an ensemble with him.

The studio confirmed today that, in addition to Anderson regulars Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, and Adrien Brody, The French Dispatch also stars Benicio del Toro, Tilda Swinton, Lea Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothee Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, and Stephen Park. Prior reports of the film being a musical turned out to be false—and it’s not four hours long, either—and for a while the only synopsis we had painted the story as “A love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th century Paris and centers on three storylines.”

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Timothée to present at the Oscars

Deadline reports that Timothée is set to present an award at the Oscars on February 9.

Oscarcast producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain have revealed the second group of presenters for the 92nd annual Academy Awards. They are Zazie Beetz, Timothée Chalamet, Will Ferrell, Gal Gadot, Mindy Kaling, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos, Mark Ruffalo, Kelly Marie Tran and Kristen Wiig.

“We’re excited to welcome these talented artists to help celebrate this year’s movies,” Howell Taylor and Allain said in a statement. “Each brings their own unique energy and appeal to our global audience.”

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