Actor Bradley Cooper is in talks to star in Paul Thomas Anderson upcoming film, according to reports.
The director, who confirmed last year that his yet to be titled new film will be coming-of-age drama set in the 1970s San Fernando Valley, has been keeping the specific details about his new project secret for some time now.
Anderson, best known for his acclaimed feature films such as Boogie Nights, The Master, Phantom Thread and more, is said to have written the upcoming new film and will also take on producing and directing duties through his Ghoulardi Film Company.
Much like most of the high profile projects within the film industry at the moment, production on the Anderson film has been delayed by the ongoing health crisis. However, reports suggest that Focus Features—who acquired the project from MGM—are hopeful that filming could begin later this year.
According to Variety, Cooper is now in in talks to take the yet to be confirmed lead role in the film. With a lot of anticipation around the picture, it was first reported that Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio was being considered for the position Cooper is in line to fill.
The untitled film arrives as the follow-up to Anderson’s most recent effort Phantom Thread, a project which was met by critical and commercial success. For Cooper, the on-screen effort would be his first major role since his brilliant work on A Star Is Born.