Paul Thomas Anderson’s New Film Set for Holiday 2021 Release

Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled film has been set for a holiday 2021 rollout from United Artists Releasing.

The film, Anderson’s latest directorial effort after 2017’s “Phantom Thread,” will open in limited release on Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving weekend) and expand nationwide on Dec. 25.

The film’s ensemble cast includes Bradley Cooper, Benny Safdie, Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman, son of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Anderson’s frequent collaborator.

The movie, described as a coming-of-age story, is set in the 1970s San Fernando Valley, with Cooper playing a film director and Hoffman portraying a child actor. Safdie will reportedly play a politician running for office. The film’s working title is reportedly “Soggy Bottom,” but UAR confirms the project is officially untitled. Details on the picture, which filmed last fall in Los Angeles, are being kept under wraps.

Anderson wrote the script and produced the film with Sarah Murphy. The project was backed by MGM, in association with Bron Creative and Ghoulardi Film Company.

The untitled project marks the celebrated filmmaker’s ninth feature, following “Hard Eight,” “Boogie Nights” (the director’s breakthrough project, also set in the 1970s San Fernando Valley), “Magnolia,” “Punch-Drunk Love,” “There Will Be Blood,” “The Master,” “Inherent Vice” and “Phantom Thread.”

IndieWire first reported news of the film’s platform release.

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