Thursday, November 19, 2020

Soggy Bottom Wraps Principal Photography

Against improbable odds, we've learned that Paul Thomas Anderson has completed shooting his ninth feature film, Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson High School Project aka Soggy Bottom, and now heads into post-production.

All things considered, while this is indeed very exciting news, our overwhelming impulse is to simply breathe a huge sigh of relief that the production was able to finish out safely as the coronavirus continues to spike nationwide.

With glimmers of hope for a vaccine on the horizon, it now seems slightly more likely than it once did that the virus will not interfere dramatically with the film's rollout plan -- whether that means a summer, fall, or holiday release for 2021 is anybody's guess.

Talk soon and stay safe!


Wednesday, October 07, 2020

WATCH: New Haim + PTA Video: "Man From The Magazine"

Happy Wednesday!

Not sure how (or when) they were able to squeak this in, but PTA & the Haim ladies have made another video -- this time for "Man From The Magazine", off of Haim's most recent (and excellent) album Women in Music Pt. III.



Wednesday, September 02, 2020

PTA Finds "Soggy Bottom" Lead in Cooper Hoffman; Alana Haim Casting Confirmed

Paul Thomas Anderson Has a New Film in the Works, and It Will Reportedly  Take Us Back to '70s California | Vanity Fair

Good evening!

Some interesting news broke today, following a few days of speculation...

The Hollywood Reporter now confirms that the high school student at the center of PTA's forthcoming formally untitled 9th feature film will be played by none other than the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman's son, Cooper Hoffman. 

This will mark Cooper's first ever screen performance. 

THR also confirms reports that noted PTA collaborator Alana Haim will indeed appear in the film as well, though little is still known about the nature of her role.

Folks, whatever PTA is cooking up here seems to be a labor of love at the very least.  We can't wait to share more.


Sunday, August 30, 2020

Benny Safdie Lands Role In "Soggy Bottom"

 Listen: Paul Thomas Anderson and the Safdies Talk Uncut Gems and the  Brilliance of Adam Sandler in One-Hour Conversation

Good Sunday to you!

Per The Film Stage, filmmaker/actor Benny Safdie has joined the cast of Paul Thomas Anderson's forthcoming high school film, currently in production under the moniker Soggy Bottom.

Newly surfaced set photos indicate the Uncut Gems-director Safdie will play real-life LA City Council member Joel Wachs in the film.

Not much is yet confirmed about how this role figures into the story; our eyes are peeled.

You can revisit PTA's Gems discussion with Benny and his brother Josh for the A24 podcast from last year here.


Monday, August 24, 2020

Production Begins On PTA's High School Film - Working Title & Set Photos Revealed

Production has quietly gotten underway on Paul Thomas Anderson's 9th feature film in Encino, California and Bradley Cooper is indeed one of the stars: