How to Watch ‘The French Dispatch': Is Wes Anderson’s New Film Streaming?

Instantly recognizable by its meticulous attention to detail, vibrant color scheme and star-studded ensemble cast, a Wes Anderson film is simply like no other. Judging by its trailer, “The French Dispatch” ticks off all of these boxes.

Set in the fictional French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé, “The French Dispatch” is a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine staffed by a colorful cast of expatriate journalists. A parade of Anderson regulars – Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Frances McDormand and Jason Schwartzman among them – and exciting newcomers – Timothée Chalamet, Léa Seydoux, the list goes on and on – play the characters in these stories and the writers who bring them to life.

Following COVID setbacks and a nine-minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival, the writer-director’s 10th feature film is finally getting a theatrical release.

Read below for how to catch “The French Dispatch” at home or at a movie theater near you.

When Is “The French Dispatch” Coming Out?

“The French Dispatch” will be wide-released in theaters Friday.

Is “The French Dispatch” Streaming?

Unfortunately, there is no information yet as to when the film will be streaming. However, “HBO First Look: The French Dispatch” – a 12-minute behind-the-scenes featurette about the making of the film – is currently streaming on HBO Max.

Are Wes Anderson’s Other Films Streaming?

  • Bottle Rocket (1996): Available for rental or purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu and Google Play.

  • Rushmore (1998): Streaming on Hulu and Epix with a subscription. Also available for rental or purchase on Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu and iTunes.

  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001): Available for rental or purchase on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play and Microsoft.

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004): Streaming on Amazon Prime and Hoopla for subscribers. Also available for rental or purchase on Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, iTunes, Vudu, Microsoft and DIRECTV.

  • The Darjeeling Limited (2007): Available for streaming on Starz and DIRECTV for subscribers. You can also rent or buy the film on iTunes, Redbox, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Microsoft and DIRECTV.

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009): Exclusively streaming on Disney+. Available for rental or purchase on iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, YouTube, Microsoft and Redbox.

  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012): Exclusively streaming on HBO and HBO Max, but also available for purchase and rental on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft, Redbox and DIRECTV.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014): Available for purchase or rental on Amazon, iTunes, Redbox, YouTube, Google Play, Microsoft, DIRECTV and Vudu.

  • Isle of Dogs (2018): Streaming only on Disney+, but you can also buy or rent the film on iTunes, Redbox, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube, Microsoft and DIRECTV.

Who Is in the Cast of “The French Dispatch”?

  • Benicio del Toro

  • Adrien Brody

  • Tilda Swinton

  • Léa Seydoux

  • Frances McDormand

  • Timothée Chalamet

  • Owen Wilson

  • Jeffrey Wright

  • Bill Murray

  • Steve Park

  • Bob Balaban

  • Henry Winkler

  • Christoph Waltz

  • Saoirse Ronan

  • Liev Schreiber

  • Willem Dafoe

  • Elisabeth Moss

  • Jason Schwartzman

  • Anjelica Huston

  • Toheeb Jimoh

  • Stéphane Bak

  • Alex Lawther

…to name a few!