Hollywood star Bradley Cooper is in talks to star in celebrated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson's next feature film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the untitled coming-of-age drama is set in the 1970s San Fernando Valley.
The filmmaker has previously explored the geographic terrain in his films Magnolia and Boogie Nights. Anderson wrote and will produce the movie via his banner Ghoulardi Film Company, along with Sarah Murphy.
The project, which recently moved from Focus Features to MGM, was scheduled to get into production in summer this year prior to the COVID-19 shutdown. The makers are now planning to start the filming sometime around November. Cooper is also working on an untitled Leonard Bernstein feature for Netflix. The actor will direct and star as the legendary music composer. Todd Phillips, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg will produce the film along with Cooper.
Apart from that, A Star Is Born actor will also be seen in Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley, based on the novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham. The multi-starrer will also feature Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Paul Anderson, Toni Collete and Mary Steenburgen in pivotal roles. The film's production had to be shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic.