Algerian Actress Lyna Khoudri to Star in Wes Anderson’s New Film

The rising star is officially Timothee Chalamet’s love interest

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A few months ago, we predicted Lyna Khoudri would become Hollywood’s newest starlet. And that’s exactly what is happening. 

The Algerian-French actress has snagged a role in Wes Anderson’s upcoming film, ‘The French Dispatch’. The Papicha actress will star in the highly anticipated film alongside some of the industry’s biggest heavyweights (and Wes Anderson favourites) like Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Léa Seydoux, Saoirse Ronan, Kate Winslet, Willem Dafoe and Prada-favourite: Timothée Chalamet. 

The film, which is set in an imaginary French city named Ennui-su-Blasé, will see 27-year-old Khoudri play Chalamet’s love interest, who is a student activist. 

“What I like the most about acting is how much fun I have doing it”, she told MILLE in an interview back in November. If Wes Anderson’s dreamy sets are any indication, Khoudri will have had the time of her life shooting her new role. 

‘The French Dispatch’ tells the story of a fictional American literary magazine that is preparing to launch its final issue. The film is said to be inspired by The New Yorker. In Anderson’s world, however, the magazine’s editorial staff is led by Bill Murray’s Arthur Howitzer Jr. Tilda Swinton and Owen Wilson who each play a role as editorial staff members.

A still from The French DispatchBut in typical Wes Anderson style, the film carries multiple story lines (three, to be specific). Adrien Brody, Léa Seydoux, Saorise Ronan, Kate Winslet also play roles in the adjoining tales. 

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