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 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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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

WATCH: New Haim + PTA Collaboration "Now I'm In It"


Howdy!

Like Clockwork, Haim has released a new music video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson - this time for their new single "Now I'm In It."

Watch above and enjoy!

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

LISTEN: PTA Interviews Quentin Tarantino About "Once Upon a Time Hollywood"



Hello and happy weekend!

PTA sat down with fellow filmmaker and long time buddy Quentin Tarantino following a DGA screening of his newest film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Listen and enjoy!

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Friday, August 02, 2019

WATCH: New Haim Music Video Directed by PTA


Hullo, and happy Friday.

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...

Enjoy!

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Happy Birthday, PTA!


From the bottom of our hearts here at Cigs & Red Vines, we wish to extend a very happy birthday indeed to Mr. Paul Thomas Anderson today.

Enjoy your 49th, sir! We greatly look forward to Anima and all your future endeavors.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

PTA to Drop 'One-Reeler' Short Film on Netflix In Support of Thom Yorke Album


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.

Trailer above. Poster below. Enjoy!



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Friday, April 26, 2019

Leonardo DiCaprio Reportedly Turned Down New PTA Project For Guillermo Del Toro


*tap tap* This thing on?

Hullo!

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!

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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.