Bradley Cooper's career has pretty seamlessly transitioned from comedies to dramadies to straight-up dramatic efforts. Following his multiple pairings with director David O. Russell (Where he received his first two Oscar nominations), he has been slowly building a repertoire of collaborations with some of the industry's best. After starring into two Clint Eastwood features (American Sniper and The Mule), he is currently set to star in Guillermo del Toro's next feature, a remake of Nightmare Alley. And now, he's about to add another big one to the list.
Cooper is currently in talks to star in the next feature of celebrated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, The Master, Phantom Thread). While Cooper's role hasn't been made clear, it's already been confirmed the currently untitled coming-of-age drama is set in the 1970's and will involve multiple storylines centering around a kid actor attending high school in the San Fernando Valley. Anderson also wrote and will produce alongside Sarah Murphy.
The film is currently aiming for a production start in the Fall in Los Angeles. The film was originally set to being production in the Spring/Summer prior to the COVID-19 shutdown. And given the new health policies being put in place to enable production starts (or restarts), even the film's new production commencement will depend upon clearances and county rulings. Stay tuned!