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Untitled PTA Project (2020)

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Reply #330 on: November 12, 2019, 11:22:19 AM
I especially like this possibility:

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Sources say casting is underway to find the lead and the project features a multitude of roles and could be ensemble in nature or have intersecting storylines.
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Reply #331 on: November 12, 2019, 11:44:43 AM
If there's a role here for Mark Rylance, that'd be great... I mean, either here or in any future PTA movie. I just think they should work together. I seem to remember PTA commenting much more on Tom Hanks than Rylance during his interview with Spielberg around the time of the Bridge of Spies press tour. But I can't imagine he's not a Rylance fan? (Random off-topic trivia: Rylance credited DDL for getting him that job with Spielberg because DDL encouraged Spielberg to go watch Rylance in a production of Twelfth Night.)

If it is indeed an ensemble cast, then the possibilities are practically endless. Reminds me of the days leading up to IV. I'm sure there will be some debuts here, like in other cases (i.e., IV and Hong Chau). I'm even wondering if there's any chance this could be a scenario wherein the lead actor is an unknown while the rest of the cast features more established actors.

Speaking of Chau, would also be great for him to work with her again--she's definitely enduring as one of the standout memories of IV as time goes on.


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Reply #332 on: November 12, 2019, 12:59:38 PM
Interesting speculative Twitter thread from C&RV: 

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Reply #333 on: November 12, 2019, 01:15:07 PM
Curious to know who's bank rolling this and if it's the same project DeCaprio turned down?


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Reply #334 on: November 12, 2019, 01:23:06 PM
We'll see how the speculation plays out, but have we seen a specific mention of a February start date yet?

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Production is aiming to begin this February, which means thereís a chance we could see it before the end of next year if it follows a similar process as Phantom Thread, which began in January 2017 and was released 11 months later.

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Reply #335 on: November 12, 2019, 01:24:10 PM
Another thought: which real life person will the lead be based on?


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Reply #336 on: November 12, 2019, 01:31:30 PM
So that old poster was a liar?


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Reply #337 on: November 12, 2019, 04:20:15 PM
I pray we hear soon that DDL has spent the past year transforming himself back into a teenager, stealthily attending HS in the Valley undetected...
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Reply #338 on: November 12, 2019, 04:23:51 PM
The man is finally back, that's all i want to know. For now.


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Reply #339 on: November 12, 2019, 04:42:25 PM
The genre of the film isn't a big surprise, considering his admiration for the work of Linklater (Dazed & Confused immediately came to my mind), and more recently for Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird). Maybe a spiritual prequel of Boogie Nights, with de-aged Marky Mark and Heather Graham in cameo roles? Damn.


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Reply #340 on: November 12, 2019, 05:27:42 PM
Maybe a spiritual prequel of Boogie Nights, with de-aged Marky Mark and Heather Graham in cameo roles? Damn.

This idea will haunt me for months.


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Reply #341 on: November 12, 2019, 10:00:49 PM
He's not wrong, of course...

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Reply #342 on: November 12, 2019, 11:11:32 PM
I was trying to think of which high school movie might be the most akin to a "PTA high school movie."

That is, what one might expect a "PTA high school movie" to be like. Except, yeah, who really knows what it's actually going to be like at this point. But Running on Empty came to mind. Pretty great Sidney Lumet movie, starring River Phoenix, etc. It's its own thing ultimately but it reminds me of PTA's style in a few ways.

In terms of other possible influences or inspirations, there's also the Peter Yates movie Breaking Away. PTA praised it during the press tour for The Master.


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Reply #343 on: November 13, 2019, 01:36:08 AM
As of the possibility of an ensemble cast, I would love to see some familiar faces of his filmography return to supporting roles (parents, teachers, film industry guys etc), or even big names who wanted to work with PTA for years, but I know nothing about free schedules up to this point.
I understand why there's excitement with the possibility of Chalamet or Hedges for the lead (i think the latter fits better in the time period and place), but it's under debate whether PTA will want to cast actors in their mid '20s for the roles of high school students or instead offer the chance to a younger one to give his breakthrough performance. I completely trust his instinct, afterall Jeremy Blackman gave one of the nicest kid performances i've ever seen.
My personal wish would be to cast Elle Fanning (born in '98), who had recently expressed the desire to work with him if I 'm not mistaken, or Maya Hawke (also born in '98), who was one of the Stranger Things S03 highlights and I was pretty excited when I learned about her participation in OUATIH, though it turned out to be a blink-and-you-miss-it role.


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Reply #344 on: November 13, 2019, 03:02:46 AM
PTA is following in Altmanís footsteps and dropping his very own O.C. And Stiggs