Paul Thomas Anderson is without question one of the best filmmakers in Hollywood currently. If you’re a lover of cinema, there’s no way he doesn’t make your top five list.
So when a trailer drops for his new movie, we stop everything to watch it.
The first trailer for ‘Licorice Pizza’ was released today. It’s Anderson’s first feature since the 2017 award-winning film, Phantom Thread.
Set in 1973 in the same locale as Anderson’s Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love, the new pic stars Alana Haim from the all-sister rock band Haim and Philip Seymour Hoffman’s son Cooper Hoffman as Alana Kane and Gary Valentine, who are growing up, running around and falling in love in the Los Angeles suburb.
The trailer certainly gives you clear PTA vibes. Like if you just went in blind with this trailer, you’d probably be able to guess who directed it. The nice thing about this trailer is that it doesn’t really give anything away. I still don’t know exactly what the movie is about, but I do know I dig the vibe.
Licorice Pizza is set to be released inside select theaters on November 26, followed by a nationwide release on December 25.
Bradley Cooper and Paul Thomas Anderson are two huge names in the entertainment industry. They both have nominations and award wins coming out their ears.
And it looks like they may be combining their talents soon. A new report claims Cooper is in talks to appear in Anderson’s upcoming film, which is being described as a coming-of-age story set in the 1970s in the San Fernando Valley.
Not much else is known about the project. Insiders say the details surrounding the project are being locked away, which means we have no idea what role Cooper will be playing.
The actor is next slated to appear in Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley,’ taking a role that was originally targeted for Leonardo DiCaprio.
This Anderson project doesn’t even have a title yet, or at least not one that’s known to the general public. We do know it’s set up over at MGM.
Hopefully more details will be released soon. Anderson is without question one of the most talented filmmakers in Hollywood. And Cooper is one of the most talented actors, so this could be quite the film.
Paul Thomas Anderson, or PTA for all you cool kids out there, is one of the most talented filmmakers alive. He’s responsible for films like Phantom Thread, Punch-Drunk Love, Boogie Nights, and The Master.
According to multiple reports, Anderson’s next film will be a high school movie set in the 1970s.
The untitled film will be centered on a high school student who is also a successful child actor. Anderson will write, direct and produce the project.
Sources close to the project say this movie is currently casting and could be “ensemble” in nature with intersecting storylines.
The plan is to start shooting in California in February of 2020. If it all goes according to plan, it’s possible we’re looking at a release date in 2021…late 2020 if they’re really pushing it?
We’ll keep you posted. Anderson’s last film, Phantom Thread, was nominated for six Oscars.
Today is a very special day for all you people out there who love great movies. Fans of Paul Thomas Anderson have been waiting for this ‘Inherent Vice‘ trailer for months now. And we don’t mean the occasional, “When is that trailer coming out again?” comment. We mean they have been waking up every morning and searching the web for it.
You can cancel the search. We have found the trailer and we can definitely say it was worth the wait. In fact, we would argue this trailer alone is better than some actual movies playing in theaters right now.
Anderson adapted this film from Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel of the same name, which is pretty much all we knew about the film for a long time. This trailer has finally provided us with a little taste of the overall tone of the film. It looks like Inherent Vice will have a Boogie Nights feel to it.
The film stars the always entertaining Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Benicio del Toro. It will make its world premiere at the New York Film Festival this weekend. You can catch it in theaters starting Dec. 12.