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A couple of small news bits today on a few projects, starting with Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” as European actress Cécile de France has revealed to France24 that there will be segments of the film in “black and white” and “animation”. The project has been described as a love letter to journalism and focuses on a US media outlet’s work in France over the course of several decades of political and social upheaval.

Next, it has been confirmed that Rami Malek’s villain in the upcoming James Bond film “No Time to Die” goes by the name of Safin with producer Barbara Broccoli telling Empire he’s a baddie whose a true classic Bond supervillain: “We’ve thrown the book at him on this one. He is really the supervillain. He’s the one that really gets under Bond’s skin. He’s a nasty piece of work.”

Finally, beloved filmmaker Edgar Wright has revealed to Empire the first details on his Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy led horror film “Last Night in Soho” with the Focus Features and Working Title Films project being set in 1960s London and involve someone who is a fan travelling to that time and finding her dream ideal isn’t quite the reality:

“There’s something I have in common with the lead character in that I’m afflicted with nostalgia for a decade I didn’t live in. You think about 1960s London – what would that be like? Imagine if you knew everything you knew now, and went back. I’m taking a premise whereby you have a character who, in a sort of abstract way, gets to travel in time. And the reality of the decade is maybe not what she imagines. It has an element of ‘be careful what you wish for’.”

All three films have completed shooting and are due out in cinemas next year.