Paul Thomas Anderson began shooting his new movie, set in Los Angeles in the 1970s. Bradley Cooper is expected to play one of the main characters in the movie, currently known as Soggy Bottom.
Paul Thomas Anderson, one of the most important names of recent American cinema, who brought unforgettable films such as There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights and Magnolia to the world of cinema, is preparing to return to the theaters with a new movie.
Finally, the first details about the new movie that Anderson, who signed the 2017 Phantom Thread, have been working on for a while, have emerged in recent months, and it was announced that the master director will begin shooting the film in the first months of 2020. Although the shooting of the film did not begin in the first months of 2020 as planned due to the coronavirus epidemic that interrupted productions all over the world, the obstacle to the start of the shooting was removed with the gradual transition to the controlled normalization process.
According to the news of World of Reel, shooting of Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie has started. Filming of Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie began about a week and a half ago, according to information shared by a source in Los Angeles who had the chance to visit the location of the shooting. Shooting is expected to take about three months.
On the other hand, the inscriptions on the vehicles and materials on the set show that the movie was shot under the name Soggy Bottom, at least for now. However, it is worth noting that this can only be a temporary name to be used during production.
Paul Thomas Anderson Could be the Cinematographer of his New Movie
Although the source of World of Reel states that Bradley Cooper, who was recently interviewed to portray one of the main characters in the film, was involved in the film, it would not be correct to accept this as a confirmation since the source of this information is a set employee. However, when it comes to the shooting schedule and the name used for the movie, we can assume that this information is correct. On the other hand, this information is also supported by rumors shared by a different source some time ago.
Finally, it is stated that Paul Thomas Anderson, who also worked as the cinematographer at Phantom Thread, will once again go behind the scenes and assume the role of cinematographer. This claim overlaps with what Phantom Thread’s lighting team said in a podcast they attended recently.
The film, which Paul Thomas Anderson also penned, will take the audience to 1970s Los Angeles and set in the San Fernando Valley, which we are familiar to see in the director’s films. San Fernando Valley, where Anderson was raised, previously hosted the director’s three films (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love).
At the center of the film is a high school student who is also a talented actor. Although this high school student is at the center of the story, it is stated that many characters will play important roles in the film and the intertwined stories of these characters will be told.
The film is reminiscent of the early films of the director such as Boogie Nights and Magnolia, both in the San Fernando Valley and in the fact that it will tell the intersecting stories of many characters. We look forward to seeing what kind of work Anderson will come to, with a story close to his early films, at this point, when Anderson came closer to the status of “master director” with films such as There Will Be Blood and Phantom Thread, which he shot in the following years.