June 26, 2019

Henry Winkler Lands ‘The French Dispatch’ Role

70th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Henry Winkler, "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" during the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 17th, 2018 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

Henry Winkler has joined the all-star cast of writer-director Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” a movie set in post-World War II Paris at a bureau of an American newspaper. The plot follows three storylines.

The cast also includes Frances McDormand, Benicio del Toro, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Jeffrey Wright, Timothée Chalamet, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and Bob Balaban.

Winkler, 73, has been in renewed demand since his acting coach role in HBO’s “Barry” opposite Bill Hader earned him an Emmy Award and SAG and Golden Globe nominations. He has wrapped shooting season two of “Barry,” which will premiere later this year.