Bradley Cooper and Paul Thomas Anderson, each eight-time Oscar nominees, are teaming up.
Cooper is in talks to star in Anderson’s next feature, an untitled coming-of-age drama set in the 1970s San Fernando Valley, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
Plot details are being kept secret, but the movie involves multiple storylines revolving around a kid actor attending high school in the Valley, which is the setting of some of Anderson’s best-known titles including Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love. It is unclear what role Cooper would play in the movie.
Anderson wrote and will produce the movie via his Ghoulardi Film Company banner, along with Sarah Murphy.
The project, which recently jumped to MGM from Focus Features, was gearing up for a spring/summer 2020 production start date prior to the COVID-19 shutdown. According to sources, the project is now eyeing a fall start, but this is contingent on how and when productions are able to begin shooting again in Los Angeles. [More at Source]