Wes Anderson juggles with genres, techniques, and eras. This love of France is currently in Angoulême, his next film, The French Dispatch. A comedy drama about the adventures of the american journalists in Paris, in the previous century. For the purposes of the film, Wes Anderson is in search of iconic models of the Glorious thirties: Simca 1000, Renault 4CV, Dauphine, R8 and R10, and Peugeot 404. The filmmaker has a need for 2 February, reports the site Figurant.com.
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a Police officer calling from a Renault 4CV 1955. Rue des Archives/Credit ©Rue des Archives/ AGIP
The vehicles must be delivered at the start of February for technicians to be able to grimer cars in the colors of the font. The owners, who only have to send a photo to apply for the position, will be able to recover their vehicle after the shooting, once the markings on the body erased. A compensation is provided.
The Renault 4CV and the Dauphine were the queens of the 1950s. Before being replaced in the next decade, by the Simca, the R8 and 10, and the 404, as it was called by the sedan Peugeot. They roll up to the end of the 1970s.
For a few weeks, the Angoumoisins no longer recognize their city. The director of The Grand Budapest Hotel has transformed the shop signs, pasted advertisements of the 1960s on the walls, made of artificial snow on the ramparts. Feeling decidedly adopted by the city of Valois, Wes Anderson attended last November with Tilda Swinton at the inauguration of the Christmas lights.
Hollywood in Angoulême, The Simca 1000 at the motor Show in London in 1962. Rue des Archives/© Rue des Archives/RDA2
Wes Anderson has assembled a cast of shock to The French Dispatch . Hollywood moves in Angoulême. Regulars of his accomplishments: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Williem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, or Frances McDormand. Benicio Del Toro will participate in the adventure for the first time. It will also be seen of the French, and not least, Léa Seydoux and Mathieu Amalric.