TheHollywoodReporter has revealed that writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread, Boogie Nights, Inherent Vice) plans to begin shooting his next film (untitled) starting in February 2020 in California.
The film will take place during the 1970s and focused on high school student that is is a successful child actor. It also sounds like Paul might be aiming to have multiple intersecting stories not unlike his films Boogie Nights and Magnolia.
Paul Thomas Anderson is returning to his San Fernando Valley roots to make a new film set in the 1970s, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The untitled film will be centered on a high school student who is also a successful child actor. Anderson will write, direct and produce the project through his Ghoulardi Film Company banner. 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.
Were excited to see what the cast will ultimately look like as has been able to draw folks like Daniel Day-Lewis and Joaquin Phoenix to lead his last couple of films.
It’ll be interesting to see if the early shoot means it’ll be ready to begin screening for festivals in late 2020 considering we don’t have a release date or an official distributor attached.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER