The Hollywood Reporter reports this morning that Paul Thomas Anderson has lined up his ninth feature film to begin production in early 2020.
The as-of-yet-untitled picture is said to be centered around a child actor-cum-high school student in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s, marking a return to a place and period PTA has covered so fondly and well over the years.
This tidbit from THR's story is notable as well:
Sources say casting is underway to find the lead and the project features a multitude of roles and could be ensemble in nature or have intersecting storylines.
More details will be dropped here as they are available.
Apologies for our belated posting, but PTA has directed a new music video for Haim and it's embedded above for your viewing pleasure! Birdies have it that the video is making a run on 35mm in select locations as well...
A member of Radiohead has a new album out soon, and that means Paul Thomas Anderson has a new short film to back it.
Thom Yorke's latest solo effort, ANIMA, will be available for download on June 27 and PTA's one-reeler 12-minute short film of the same name, featuring music from the album, will debut on Netflix the same day.
What's more, the teaser trailer that was released with today's announcement advertises a limited engagement for the film in select IMAX theatres on June 26, which happens to be PTA's 49th birthday.
We're baaaaaack, and with some intriguing news. Earlier this week, Variety reported that Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to star in Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming Nightmare Alley.
Some subsequent reporting by THR's Borys Kit has revealed that, in order to work with Del Toro on the picture, Leo had to turn down a reunion project with his Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárritu and a mysterious project from the man himself!
The reporting goes no further than that single tidbit, and the Phantom Thread press tour was the first instance in recent memory where PTA openly suggested he was confident in the next movie he'd make, but still, it appears the project may actually be close to taking flight!
More details will be served to you as soon as we have them!
6/14 UPDATE: Variety now reporting that Bradley Cooper is likely to replace Leonardo DiCaprio in the upcoming Del Toro film -- the story in no way insinuates that Leo will circle back to the PTA project that was previously passed on, but it's still a considerable development.