Since the announcement of her role in Wes Anderson’s upcoming film The French Dispatch last year, Algerian actress Lyna Khoudri has been making major Hollywood buzz . But amidst all the anticipation, the release of the movie, which was originally planned for July 2020, was unfortunately delayed twice before being postponed indefinitely, due to COVID-19.
Recent news however is breathing excitement back for Khoudri’s fans as the film has finally a premiere date. The French Dispatch will be joining this summer’s Cannes Film Festival, alongside the original 2020 line-up.
Finally, we will get to see the Algerian actress play alongside a star-studded line-up of Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Léa Seydoux, Saoirse Ronan, Kate Winslet, Willem Dafoe and Timothée Chalamet.
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The 28-year-old, who won a César for best female newcomer last year for her role in Mounia Meddour’s Papicha, will play a student activist and Chalamet’s love interest.
Set in an imaginary French city named Ennui-su-Blasé, the film follows a fictional American literary magazine that is preparing to launch its final issue. A storyline said to be inspired by The New Yorker.
With the Cannes Film Festival set to be a major event in Khoudri’s summer calendar, the actress will not be slowing down afterwards as she will join the set of the latest two-part adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic French novel The Three Musketeers.
With the production expected to start simultaneously at the end of summer 2021 in France, Khoudri will star in the role of Constance Bonacieux, D’Artagnan’s love interest alongside Vincent Cassel, Miss Peregrine’s Eva Green and François Civil.