Monday, August 03, 2020

Bradley Cooper Circling PTA's High School Project

Bradley Cooper, Paul Thomas Anderson Teaming Up - Variety

Good afternoon! We come with news that will hopefully provide your Monday a jolt...

Per THR, PTA may have found the (/a) star for his upcoming 70s-set high school movie in...

Bradley Cooper
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THR also reports the production is now aiming for an Autumn shoot, contingent on safety, of course.

This casting is not terribly surprising, given that there had been rumbles about a PTA/Leonardo Di Caprio collaboration in the offing, and Bradley Cooper has already replaced Leo once recently, in the very movie Leo left PTA at the altar for.

We'll see what the cat drags in over the coming days/weeks. For now, it would appear the project may be gathering steam, which is exciting to say the least!

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Friday, July 24, 2020

MGM Boards PTA's High School Movie As Focus Pulls Out

Paul Thomas Anderson Returns with a 1970's High School Movie

Good Friday --

Some news trickled in over the last few days which we are regrettably late to report in on:

Per THR, Focus Features is no longer backing PTA's upcoming, as-yet-untitled high school movie due to budgetary constraints. The project has consequently moved over to MGM, but there are no further details about when it might actually take flight for obvious reasons.

The move, at the very least, confirms the film is still alive. Its road to theatres, unfortunately, remains anybody's guess.

We'll circle back when more information is made available. In the meantime, hope you're hanging in there.

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Happy 50th, PTA!


Here's wishing your transition to a nice new round number is a happy and - more importantly - safe one.

The same is extended to all of our readers.

We regret the radio silence over the last several months but are sincerely hoping for your wellness (physical and mental) during this period and hope that the near future sees the beginning of the end of systemic racism and injustice, the beginning of the end of coronavirus, and the return to moviemaking of all stripes -- in that order.

As a former mayor of Cincinnati once said, take care of yourselves and each other.

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Monday, March 02, 2020

PTA Sources Cover Art for New Haim Album


G'morning!

PTA was the man behind the camera for the nice cover art on Haim's forthcoming album "Women in Music pt. III", which will be out next month and is available for pre-order.

Does this mean there are more pending music video collaborations among the bunch? Usually, we hedge our bets around here but it seems pretty safe to assume.


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Thursday, December 26, 2019

LISTEN: PTA Chats With The Safdie Brothers on A24 Podcast


Good afternoon -

Forgive our tardiness on posting this puppy. Hustle-bustle of the holidays blah blah blah.

Anyway, PTA sat down with Benny & Josh Safdie for the A24 podcast in support of their new film Uncut Gems. The anticipated flick is as-yet-unseen by yours truly, so the convo has not been vetted for spoilers or general terrain that is covered.

Nevertheless!



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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Focus Features Reteaming with PTA For High School Flick


Hello!

Per Deadline today, Paul Thomas Anderson is receiving backing from Focus Features for his forthcoming, untitled, high school-set 9th feature. It marks back-to-back collaborations for PTA and Focus, as they also pitched in for 2017's Phantom Thread.

It sounds like the project is quickly taking shape, with PTA already securing a tax credit from the state of California for production of the picture.

Perhaps most worth noting from today's news is that Deadline states production for the film is looking closer to a Spring or Summer 2020 start date, as opposed to the early 2020 time frame that had been initially reported. One would think this rules Untitled High School Movie out for a 2020 release entirely, but who's to say.

Talk soon!

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

PTA To Return To 1970s San Fernando Valley For Untitled High School Movie


Good morning, indeed!

Today's the day.

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.

Good morning, indeed!
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