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Title: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on August 30, 2017, 12:58:10 PM
I haven't heard anything about it and apparently he hasn't even written it yet. Would love some unconfirmed rumors from whoever has em.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 30, 2017, 01:36:30 PM
it's titled Patience and his biggest fans haven't heard of it yet.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on August 30, 2017, 01:41:11 PM
Scoreless adaptation of Metal Gear Solid starring Vincent Froio.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on August 30, 2017, 01:46:06 PM
It's a spin off movie with Lance from PDL
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on August 30, 2017, 02:34:45 PM
It's a movie about someone on the internet with no jokes left and how he manages to survive in it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ono on September 26, 2017, 04:21:19 PM
I have so much love to give.  I just don't know where to put it.

They brainstormin'.  They seen some shit.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on October 02, 2017, 05:16:51 PM
Real talk, I spoke to one of Mr. Anderson's close friends in Los Angeles who said the new movie is "great and really weird" and that "he has another already to go when this one's done".
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on October 02, 2017, 07:33:27 PM
Real talk, I spoke to one of Mr. Anderson's close friends in Los Angeles who said the new movie is "great and really weird" and that "he has another already to go when this one's done".

 :shock:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 02, 2017, 09:51:57 PM
the new movie is "great and really weird" and that "he has another already to go when this one's done".

I'm really up for "great" and "another ready to go".  Not sure if I can handle "really weird".
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Vicko99 on October 04, 2017, 08:10:52 AM
the new movie is "great and really weird" and that "he has another already to go when this one's done".

I'm really up for "great" and "another ready to go".  Not sure if I can handle "really weird".
You're in the wrong director thread then.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: budwillies on October 04, 2017, 12:43:51 PM
Real talk, I spoke to one of Mr. Anderson's close friends in Los Angeles who said the new movie is "great and really weird" and that "he has another already to go when this one's done".

Really excited.  Hopefully, the trailer drops next week.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 04, 2017, 03:16:34 PM
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Not sure if I can handle "really weird".

You're a PTA fan aren't you?

Yep.  One of his biggest.

But I'm still butthurt about how much I disliked Inherent Vice...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on October 04, 2017, 04:32:09 PM
You can argue that it's more disliking Pynchon than disliking PTA.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 04, 2017, 05:03:29 PM
I was also not thrilled with Inherent Vice, and I agree it probably goes back to the source material. That's probably what I was getting at with this:

What I'm not feeling is a beating heart at the center, or a story that is screaming to be heard, or any character with a particularly rich inner life . . . This just doesn't have the soul that I assume a PTA movie will have.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Gold Trumpet on October 04, 2017, 05:27:27 PM
Inherent Vice could have been a lot better if they slimmed down the plot and allowed it to be a relaxed look at an interesting character like Doc. The time with his character needed to breathe more and be more loose and fun.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on October 04, 2017, 05:51:32 PM
i'll just let the movie speak for itself. IV slays, no question.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 04, 2017, 06:51:06 PM
After disliking Inherent Vice so much, I could only hope that it was a very faithful, and skillful adaptation of "problematic" source material.  It made no sense to me that PTA, who had proven his story-telling skills multiple times, could make a film about people I felt absolutely no connection to.  It's ultimately what makes or breaks a film for me:  I need to care--on some level--about what happens to the people whose story is being told.  I didn't care at all about Doc & Co.--nor what they were doing and seeking in the film.  I generally enjoy movies set in the '70s (came of age in that era.  Enjoying The Deuce so far, etc.)..but even that aspect of it didn't effect me positively. 

I couldn't figure out, either, why the humor fell so flat for me in IV.  The timing was off, and he seemed to be hitting to jokes too broadly.  (And don't get me started on the trailer!  A TOTAL misrepresentation of the film, in my mind.)

I'm wondering if I should try watching the film again--with the sound off.  I've tried rewatching the movie twice now--and never made it more than about an hour in before just throwing up my hands (and the remote at the TV) in abject frustration. 

I'm trying to remain open-minded about 'Thread', but IV did such psychic damage (yes, an exaggeration--it's just a movie) that I'm honestly got some trepidation about seeing it.  It's why the 'weird' label for 'Thread' a few posts back gave me pause...  I'm not against weird per-se, but it needs to be GOOD weird...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 04, 2017, 06:59:29 PM
I could only hope that it was a very faithful, and skillful adaptation of "problematic" source material.  It made no sense to me that PTA, who had proven his story-telling skills multiple times, could make a film about people I felt absolutely no connection to.  It's ultimately what makes or breaks a film for me:  I need to care--on some level--about what happens to the people whose story is being told.  I didn't care at all about Doc & Co.--nor what they were doing and seeking in the film.

That is exactly how I felt as well. I think a lot of people who loved IV were bringing information from the book (which is fair). I think wilder is right that there is a lot going on aesthetically, but it clearly did want to be a character-based film, and the characters did not connect with me. I felt genuinely depressed that a PTA movie could feel so cold.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: axxonn on October 04, 2017, 07:10:53 PM
Inherent Vice could have been a lot better if they slimmed down the plot and allowed it to be a relaxed look at an interesting character like Doc. The time with his character needed to breathe more and be more loose and fun.

Well no, that's not what the movie should be about. The last thing anyone needs is another Big Lebowski.

It's PTA's best and most mature, imo.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on October 04, 2017, 07:13:42 PM
a way to stay open minded is by dropping statements like "needed" and "GOOD weird". that's literally a way to stay open minded.

i've watched IV three times and i've never had a problem with it, it's grown and stayed with me. it's impossible for me to call the movie cold because it's impossible for me to call Doc cold. it's such a mellow narrative mixture of interconnectivity and riotous paranoia, it's by far the most non-dramatc city-like narrative PTA has orchestrated. you guys don't even chat its philosophy. no mentioning of the things that were taking place in the movie, only that it wasn't the movie you wanted to be. i'd say Pynchon helped and i wouldn't say Pynchon hurt. Pynchon and PTA know the same thing, that everything is about atmosphere. you don't teach people based on what you tell them, you teach people based on how you make them feel. that's science. anyway you guys sound crazy to me but it's just a thing that's hilarious enough to be taking place here and it's only life.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lottery on October 04, 2017, 09:29:23 PM
That is exactly how I felt as well. I think a lot of people who loved IV were bringing information from the book (which is fair). I think wilder is right that there is a lot going on aesthetically, but it clearly did want to be a character-based film, and the characters did not connect with me. I felt genuinely depressed that a PTA movie could feel so cold.

I won't deny that reading the book probably made it a more comprehensible experience for me but I disagree with this, the book is way more meandering, distant and bizarre. PTA did do a good job in making it a more heartfelt experience. In the limited time he had, he added more emotional weight to Doc's relationship with Shasta and Bigfoot- even Coy's family stuff. It comes across better in the film than it does in the book. Doc's life is a revolving door of people, full of growing disconnection and discontent- while the other characters are a bit hazy, Doc himself is pretty easy to connect with. I agree with Jenk when he says "it's impossible for me to call the movie cold because it's impossible for me to call Doc cold", Doc's generally a good dude in world growing more cold.

Inherent Vice could have been a lot better if they slimmed down the plot and allowed it to be a relaxed look at an interesting character like Doc.
I suppose this is an example of me bringing information from the book but crazily enough, PTA did the above. He slimmed it down considerably from the source. IV is a technical display for PTA in regard to editing and writing.

I wrote similar stuff in the IV thread about the same topic.
Phantom Thread will probably be a more obviously PTA type movie because it's coming straight from his head whereas with IV, it was him adapting a difficult to adapt book and then tuning it to his own sensibilities (probably the same deal with TWBB, but I can't really comment on that).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Gold Trumpet on October 05, 2017, 04:32:55 AM
Inherent Vice could have been a lot better if they slimmed down the plot and allowed it to be a relaxed look at an interesting character like Doc. The time with his character needed to breathe more and be more loose and fun.

Well no, that's not what the movie should be about. The last thing anyone needs is another Big Lebowski.

It's PTA's best and most mature, imo.

Haha, I was thinking more offbeat films of the 1970s. Anderson already films with a tone and realism more akin to that decade and the 60s than what Big Lebowski features. I would have liked him to essentially made same film but simplified a lot of the story and followed the wandering life of Doc more.

Mature is an interesting idea for IA. It's one of his lesser films for me but I would like an explanation how this stands out compared to what he's done prior.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on December 27, 2017, 10:03:55 AM
"What I will probably try to do nextófoolishlyóis to go back to that 600 pages thing I have and try to see if there's anything I can carve out of it. I'll try to approach it in the next couple of months the same way that I just described; I think that I'll probably try to daydream about what I know is in there and wonder how much I can get away with not looking at it and just write from what I know in there is good."

From the Bill Simmons podcast.

I also read recently but I don't remember where that he had an idea with "wide spaces" involved. In California.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on December 27, 2017, 11:34:03 AM
has he talked about "that 600 pages thing" before?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on December 27, 2017, 01:52:48 PM
Earlier in the podcast, he described Boogie Nights and Magnolia as those "600 page things", so this probably indicates PTA is interested in doing something more ensemble driven
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on December 31, 2017, 01:58:18 PM
I recently read that Phantom Thread was going to be a ghost story at one point -- something in the vein of M.R. James' stories. That's really interesting. There's a thematic precedent of sorts via The Master's emphasis on past lives, the Casper movie that Freddie watches, etc. Plus, in general, PTA's movies suggest a lot of fondness for bygone eras, and I can see how focusing more directly on ghosts could amplify that aspect in interesting ways.

Personally, though, I hope his choice is even more out of left field and focuses on extraterrestrials. He mentioned his appreciation of Close Encounters of the Third Kind fairly recently, I think, and that got me wondering about the idea of him doing a sci-fi movie. I guess, in a way, that might sound as outlandish and unlikely as PTA adapting Metal Gear Solid (remember that false rumour?), but I don't know. It'd be so fascinating to see his sensibilities adapted to such a new context. I wonder if he liked Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 02, 2018, 06:13:35 PM
Whatever the project ends up being, i'm going to bet it's set in present day. Funny enough, he hasn't made one since Punch Drunk Love and on the Bill Simmons podcast, seemed like he was yearning to do one.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on January 08, 2018, 05:37:23 PM
I went looking through the back pages of this forum and found bits of a Total Film interview from 2003 (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=318.0):

Quote from:
PTA: "I don't have a career plan so I can't say for sure but I don't think I have much interest in doing anything that I don't generate. I know Sam Raimi has a love of comic books and an interest in doing Spider-Man, but that's another level of working and making movies that I think is probably a bit more invasive than I could manage. But I'm still very young and there's a bunch of genres out there that I want to tackle."

TF: "Such as?"

PTA: "Every single one of 'em. I mean, if you said 'western' I could go on for ages about westerns. That'd be great. Or a good old-fashioned English period drama. And I'd love to make a fuckin' scary movie. Real terror movie. One that'd make you go: 'I'm going to see this to get scared. Something like that.'"


It's now well over a decade later and his take on "a good old-fashioned English period drama" is out (I mean, I haven't seen the new film yet, unfortunately, but I'm assuming that label more or less fits).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilder on January 08, 2018, 05:48:01 PM
I hold out hope for this

In other news, critic Glenn Kenny recently pointed us towards this article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer about late night horror host Ghoulardi (PTA's father Ernie Anderson) commemorating the 50th anniversary of his first broadcast. There's also a sidebar featuring some nice quotes from Paul. He talks about watching movies with his dad and that he's thought about setting a film in that era of the early days of local television.

    "From time to time I've thought about making a film about that era of local TV and the kind of Wild West lawlessness and the things that could happen. When my dad was doing it, it wasn't national, it was local. And it felt like lunch time was drinking time and you could come back to work totally hammered." 

http://cigsandredvines.blogspot.com/2013/01/ben-affleck-shouts-out-pta-at-golden.html

and this

And damn, Maron mentioning that it sounded like PTA was making a film based on the Hollywood Blacklist was so on point, I could really see that in my head. Just like his idea for the 'early days of tv' film.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on January 19, 2018, 08:16:44 AM
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Indeed, he shows no sign of slowing down. ďI have a very strong idea of what I will do next,Ē he says. ďI have to corral it into existence, because thereís a lot of material that Iíve written over the years, dating as far back as 1998-99, thatís been many different things, over many different years, that now it would be great to go back to.Ē Of course, he declines to elaborate.

https://amp.ft.com/content/4745f4a8-fb14-11e7-a492-2c9be7f3120a?__twitter_impression=true
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on January 19, 2018, 11:39:17 AM
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Indeed, he shows no sign of slowing down. ďI have a very strong idea of what I will do next,Ē he says. ďI have to corral it into existence, because thereís a lot of material that Iíve written over the years, dating as far back as 1998-99, thatís been many different things, over many different years, that now it would be great to go back to.Ē Of course, he declines to elaborate.

https://amp.ft.com/content/4745f4a8-fb14-11e7-a492-2c9be7f3120a?__twitter_impression=true

Anyway to copy that for non-subscribers?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on January 19, 2018, 12:13:20 PM
Wow, I'm not and I had access to it earlier...I sent quotes to a friend:

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Anderson tells a story about reading film listings in a historical paper ó a hobby of his. ďIím looking at an old newspaper from the 1950s,Ē he says, ďwhich everyone sort of looks back at and says, ĎGod, that was a glorious timeí ó and Iím like, look, I just looked at the newspaper and thereís maybe three movies that Iíve heard of which are fantastic, that are still classics. But thereís 50 movies out that Iíve never heard of ó [and] each one looks like a bigger piece of shit than the last one!

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I later express a degree of scepticism at his frequent displays of humility. Anderson has never made a poorly reviewed film; this summer There Will Be Blood was ranked by The New York Times as the greatest movie of the 21st century so far.

ďAs Kendrick Lamar says . . . Ē he says, drifting off and lounging back into his seat.

I finish the sentence, quoting the rapperís song from last year: ďĎBitch, be humble.íĒ

Anderson points a finger at me and grins.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: d on January 19, 2018, 12:20:26 PM
Try this link:
https://www.ft.com/content/4745f4a8-fb14-11e7-a492-2c9be7f3120a

It works for me now.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on January 19, 2018, 12:24:12 PM
Didn't work for me.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: d on January 19, 2018, 12:29:38 PM
Strangely enough Dren's link didn't work for me either but mine did but it doesn't now.
Anyway, if it's not against the rules I can paste it here or in the interviews thread or save it and pm.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on January 19, 2018, 01:27:26 PM
I went looking through the back pages of this forum and found bits of a Total Film interview from 2003 (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=318.0):

Quote from:
PTA: "I don't have a career plan so I can't say for sure but I don't think I have much interest in doing anything that I don't generate. I know Sam Raimi has a love of comic books and an interest in doing Spider-Man, but that's another level of working and making movies that I think is probably a bit more invasive than I could manage. But I'm still very young and there's a bunch of genres out there that I want to tackle."

TF: "Such as?"

PTA: "Every single one of 'em. I mean, if you said 'western' I could go on for ages about westerns. That'd be great. Or a good old-fashioned English period drama. And I'd love to make a fuckin' scary movie. Real terror movie. One that'd make you go: 'I'm going to see this to get scared. Something like that.'"


It's now well over a decade later and his take on "a good old-fashioned English period drama" is out (I mean, I haven't seen the new film yet, unfortunately, but I'm assuming that label more or less fits).

Stanley Kubrick made his "good old-fashioned British period drama" when he was 47, and so did PTA. The logical conclusion is that he will make the horror film next. It's almost a fact.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/simpsons/images/7/7b/Eliza_Simpson_Detective.png/revision/latest?cb=20111221073444)

Sincerely,
Pubrick

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Heisenberg on January 19, 2018, 05:16:01 PM
Maybe Warner Bros. could offer him that "Overlook Hotel" project they were trying to get made a few years ago.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: supermarket trolley on January 19, 2018, 06:10:12 PM
Does anybody else remember him saying something about having an idea for an action movie influenced by Baraka? Or did I imagine that? This was probably in a late-90s/ early 2000s interview. So I'm hoping if the next thing involves ideas from 98/99 it has something to do with this. But again, maybe I'm tripping?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on January 19, 2018, 06:41:24 PM
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I have an idea that has wide-open spaces, which would be really fun to do.

http://www.vulture.com/2017/12/director-paul-thomas-anderson-on-phantom-thread-mortality.html


Ok, I found the interview where he talked  about wide-open spaces. So. His next movie will be filmed in scope, set in the present the day.

(I hope.)

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on January 20, 2018, 09:36:48 AM
He talked about working on material about feuding families around the time of There Will Be Blood. I imagine parts might have made it into the movie but a lot of it was shelved/drawered.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilder on January 23, 2018, 05:25:06 PM
Minor Phantom Thread Spoilers

From the Fresh Air interview on NPR:

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Terry Gross: Itís also a ghost story. I mean ĎPhantomí is in the title of the movie, his mother is kind of like a ghost in the story because she haunts his dreams, he sees images of her - he feels like she is watching over him. Are you interested in ghost stories, too?

PTA: Very much, to the point where Iíd like to make one that dealt with it for 2 solid hours rather than as a kind of Ďhovering elementí - we have it as a hovering element. Iíd like to sort of address it dead-on. I love the idea of ghosts. Iíd like to think that there are ghosts around me, helping me, coming to me in my dreams. Itís always a great feeling when you get visited by someone from the beyond who isnít with you, anymore.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: csage97 on January 23, 2018, 05:44:10 PM
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I have an idea that has wide-open spaces, which would be really fun to do.

http://www.vulture.com/2017/12/director-paul-thomas-anderson-on-phantom-thread-mortality.html


Ok, I found the interview where he talked  about wide-open spaces. So. His next movie will be filmed in scope, set in the present the day.

(I hope.)

I hope so too. That's one of the qualms I have with the last three movies. The Master did its thing with portraiture, which is fine, but I was hoping for a free-wheeling panoramic with Inherent Vice. I still love IV, but I thought some more Boogie Nights-esque sprawl and less flat photography closeups would've been better. Feels too claustrophobic.

Spoilers

Phantom Thread had the claustrophobic feel to much of it -- which is fine because it is a chamber drama -- but it would've been cool to see openness to the frames. The setting feels British, sure, but the period and sense of space outside of the house feels undetermined. It doesn't much engage with the outside world. Again, that's fine, and it's still a damn great movie.

/Spoilers

I guess it comes down to personal preference. I've opened up to the ultra closeup thing, but my heart still lies with wide open, panoramic scale shots being included. Obviously they're harder to get if there's budget and choreography/coordination and set design involved. Could be very hard when it comes to period pieces.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: csage97 on January 24, 2018, 11:07:18 AM
I should also add that

Spoilers
Phantom Thread has tons of camera movement, which I love, albeit in closed spaces. But that camera movement is damn good.
/Spoilers
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on January 31, 2018, 01:50:58 PM
http://bit.ly/2BHjlwO


If this ends up becoming a thing, I'll be officially convinced he's stuck in period pieces due to watching so much TCM, which isn't a problem!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on January 31, 2018, 02:02:31 PM
I have no problem with PTA continuing to do period pieces.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Gold Trumpet on January 31, 2018, 09:21:52 PM
His youthful days are over. He said recently to Bill Simmons he wished more directors would act their age in what they made.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on January 31, 2018, 10:28:01 PM
He just released a movie where the main character's name is a dick joke. Even if he "acts his age", I don't think Paul's going to go stale anytime soon.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on January 31, 2018, 11:21:43 PM
Tiffany Haddish Confirms Sheís Speaking to Paul Thomas Anderson: ĎWeíre Probably Going to Work Togetherí

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/01/tiffany-haddish-paul-thomas-anderson-talks-movie-details-1201923711/

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The comedian has confirmed to Vulture that she has in fact called Anderson directly and now the two have spoken multiple times about a potential collaboration. Haddish says she and Anderson will ďprobably work together.Ē

ďIíve been talking to him on the telephone!Ē Haddish said. ďI mean, he put his phone number out there, so I had to call. Iíve talked to him a few times and weíre probably gonna work together.

The collaboration is in the very early stages of development, but Haddish disclosed the two have been talking about the ďLittle HarlemĒ era of 1940s Los Angeles. Itís not clear if the topic is being discussed as a potential movie setting or if the two are just talking about it because it both interests them.

ďWell, weíve been talking a lot about Los Angeles, back when Central Avenue was the Sunset Boulevard of L.A,Ē Haddish said when asked about her talks with Anderson. ďI donít know, I donít know!Ē

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on February 01, 2018, 07:21:02 AM
There's a difference between making a movie set in the present day and acting like you're 26!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: csage97 on February 01, 2018, 02:35:27 PM
I don't really get the hate for Tarantino. I thought Inglorious Basterds was great. Django was good (though parts of the plot didn't really stand to common sense). My biggest gripe with Hateful Eight was that I didn't see much push to do something different from what Tarantino's done before. Nonetheless, a "Tarantino just being Tarantino again" movie is still far better than a ton of crappola out there, and he continues to be a highly stylized and unique voice in cinema. Plus he's so freaking enthusiastic about movies and lives and breathes them.

Of course, we shouldn't shy away from criticism no matter who the person is, but I don't think Tarantino is deserving the hate. I actually think that he gets that hate because his movies are so freaking good.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on February 01, 2018, 02:53:06 PM
I still really enjoy his films, but post-Kill Bill, or maybe even Inglorious Basterds, they just don't seem to have quite the same soul as the earlier ones, particularly Jackie Brown. (I love Jackie Brown intensely.) I've come to terms with this, however, and am really looking forward to his Manson film (not so much Star Trek.)

I heard someone on some podcast, I think Someone Else's Movie, express a similar sentiment, saying his characters and dialogue all used to sound totally unique and distinct from one another, whereas now, though the writing is still consistently strong from film to film, the characters all sound like Tarantino. It's still good, but not quite the same. I don't disagree with this.

I also reckon lots of people might feel the same about PTA these days, particularly in regard to Inherent Vice (they're wrong, of course.)  :)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on February 01, 2018, 02:59:14 PM
I don't think its a Tarantino diss at all, unless I'm missing something I think its just referencing what QT has been saying about his own output and legacy for the past few years...

The reason Tarantino keeps claiming he's retiring after 10 films is because he is obsessed with his legacy and has a fear of getting old and making a few clunkers at the tail end of his career as so many filmmakers have. PTA and QT are both firmly in their prime years right now if you ask me.

Also no way QT's 10th film with actually be his last. I think that's partly a ploy to get studios to pony up $100m+ for his next few projects bc they may not get the chance again. I think after 10 he's gonna fuck around in the TV world for a few years and play coy before he gets a studio to cough up another serious chunk of change for his big triumphant comeback film.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on February 01, 2018, 03:01:17 PM
I hope that turns out to be true. ^^
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on February 01, 2018, 03:08:17 PM
i'm proposing the idea that from Kill Bill to Inglourious Basterds to Django Unchained, QT was developing a rational perspective on the concept of revenge, a true appreciation for vengeance, which is one of the most violent major themes in the arts, a real fucking crusher, and i believe he reached a pitch on Django Unchained.



show me better! blood on the cotton at the end. i believe with H8 he reset himself back into further complexities which he'll flower during #9. that's what i'm proposing.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on February 01, 2018, 03:22:40 PM
I don't really get the hate for Tarantino. I thought Inglorious Basterds was great. Django was good (though parts of the plot didn't really stand to common sense). My biggest gripe with Hateful Eight was that I didn't see much push to do something different from what Tarantino's done before. Nonetheless, a "Tarantino just being Tarantino again" movie is still far better than a ton of crappola out there, and he continues to be a highly stylized and unique voice in cinema. Plus he's so freaking enthusiastic about movies and lives and breathes them.

Of course, we shouldn't shy away from criticism no matter who the person is, but I don't think Tarantino is deserving the hate. I actually think that he gets that hate because his movies are so freaking good.

I was obsessed with Tarantino in my teens, and then had my hate Tarantino period in my earlier 20s and was really pretentious about it. now i'm like "no, he's great and I don't care what people say". I also thought Hateful Eight was amazing, and have no reason to believe that he is declining. the next one sound promising.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: csage97 on February 01, 2018, 04:26:27 PM
I still really enjoy his films, but post-Kill Bill, or maybe even Inglorious Basterds, they just don't seem to have quite the same soul as the earlier ones, particularly Jackie Brown. (I love Jackie Brown intensely.) I've come to terms with this, however, and am really looking forward to his Manson film (not so much Star Trek.)

I get this. I suppose I have the same general feelings too. His early-ish stuff is transcendental, if you ask me. Personally, at least, there are moments in those early films that are sublime. The later stuff seems to lack a bit of that 90s/early 2000s era magic, but I still think his films from post-Kill Bill on are top notch relative to the majority of things that come from other directors, but maybe not as good relative to his own earlier filmography.

As a general comment, I get that people just might not jive with his particular style of storytelling and the way he shows violence. That's fine. If it personally doesn't suit someone, ah well. And then I can also get that he might come off as arrogant or self-important in interviews (I've seen some comments about that before), but I think it's just that he's eccentric and so enthusiastic about cinema. I've seen tons of comments online saying he's obsessed with particular genres and sees things in a deficient, egocentric way that makes his films garbage, and that's the sort of thing that irks me and leads me to believe that those people are just jealous about his status and willingness to wear what he loves about films on his sleeve. Is it for everyone? No. But, aside from enjoying his films, I have to appreciate that someone is working on his craft with such vigor, authenticity, and enthusiasm, and brings to the table a unique vision and intense knowledge of film history. Even if he puts out something I'm not so hot about, I respect his love for deep love for film that gets poured into whatever he does (and is he perfect? Nah, but that's a very small thing to me). It's a bit disappointing to see a bunch of people speak ill about his personal life and talk about his films like they're self-centred pieces of garbage because he's kind of weird and so into certain styles of movies that aren't totally Hollywood mainstream.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Gold Trumpet on February 01, 2018, 05:33:01 PM
It's funny but when I was thinking about filmmakers acting their age, one example I thought of was Martin Scorsese and The Wolf of Wall Street. When I say that, I don't think he's going to return to the zest and zeal of Boogie Nights or Magnolia. Look how dialed back Inherent Vice is compared to Boogie Nights and I think PTA is a filmmaker of restraint compared to his early days (also saying he would tell himself during Magnolia to calm the fuck down and cut 20 minutes).

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on February 02, 2018, 12:21:22 PM
I want PTA to make a family movie in based in the suburbs.

See: Boogie Nights (https://www.headstuff.org/film/boogie-nights-20-year-anniversary/).    :wink:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on February 05, 2018, 05:03:29 PM
"Initially, I thought weíd film [this] in Cornwall Ė Daphne du Maurier country. I donít feel like Iím done here. My first idea was to do [an adaptation] of MR James, a Cambridge professor whoíd write these great Christmas horror stories, and I may still revisit that.í"
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on February 05, 2018, 08:50:26 PM
I would love to see him make a full-on ghost movie. Though can he top our very own Ghostboy? Not so sure.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: HACKANUT on February 06, 2018, 05:21:46 PM
give me a ghost story or give me a 40s LA jazz epic. or both.

THIS SUMMER.
TIFFANY HADDISH IS SCARED AF, SEEEEEE?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on February 06, 2018, 05:30:07 PM
Who is this Tiffany Haddish and why does he want to work with her so badly?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Reelist on February 06, 2018, 06:10:23 PM
Sheís a comedian who had some TV acting roles, but her breakout was in ĎGirlís Tripí last summer. Iíve heard alot of glowing praise for the movie but PTAís endorsement seals the deal that it must be good.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on February 06, 2018, 06:16:10 PM
I would hesitate to say it was good, but she is very memorably good in it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on February 06, 2018, 06:26:47 PM
Yes, people talk about how good she is. They don't talk about the movie.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on February 06, 2018, 08:10:01 PM
I watched a few clips with her, and totally fell in love with her. She's amazing. A PTA comedy with her would be gold. Something short and sweet like Punch-Drunk Love, maybe?

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: HACKANUT on February 07, 2018, 08:39:27 AM
if the Jazz Epic is gonna be a thing, I can see her as a really charismatic lounge singer. Maybe PTA can bring back the wonderful Don Cheadle?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on February 07, 2018, 02:27:41 PM
I tried watching Girls Trip but it was baaaaaad.

And yes please bring back Don Cheadle!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: csage97 on February 07, 2018, 07:18:05 PM
I've been listening to PTA podcasts lately and came across some words he had to say about Tiffany Haddish:

&t=70m35s

He also has some interesting things to say about  movies "rushing around" and cuts happening too fast, which can take away from a great performance of an actor doing their thing. That part is shortly after the timestamp in the link I provided, at about 1:13:20.

EDIT: Whoops! My timestamp for the podcast didn't work! PTA talks about Tiffany Haddish at 1:10:45!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on March 06, 2018, 01:00:12 AM
She talked about two different ideas PTA discussed with her:

https://mobile.twitter.com/djkevlar/status/970755813630361601


The 1600's film would be in London...I bet that's a ghost story.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: HACKANUT on March 10, 2018, 01:25:09 PM
wow 1600s. was not expecting that! a ghost story would be so wonderful but its impossible to choose between 30s/40s black LA or 1600s spooky england.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Heisenberg on March 10, 2018, 03:57:12 PM
Her saying she expects to work with PTA before Chalamet tells me his next film might be closer than we realize.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on March 30, 2018, 05:48:15 AM
it makes me happy that he's making movies at a faster pace now. no more five years wait!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 16, 2018, 07:27:44 PM
So today someone at Filmstage listened to the interview PTA had with Bill Simmons. They are now claiming based on PTA's clear hyperbole and exaggerations that he is working on a 600 page screenplay. Now /Film are reporting the same thing. Bahahahahahaahahhahha
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: matt35mm on April 16, 2018, 08:30:33 PM
So today someone at Filmstage listened to the interview PTA had with Bill Simmons. They are now claiming based on PTA's clear hyperbole and exaggerations that he is working on a 600 page screenplay. Now /Film are reporting the same thing. Bahahahahahaahahhahha

Also that interview was from December so the degree to which they are trying to make news out of this is so silly.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 16, 2018, 09:12:42 PM
So today someone at Filmstage listened to the interview PTA had with Bill Simmons. They are now claiming based on PTA's clear hyperbole and exaggerations that he is working on a 600 page screenplay. Now /Film are reporting the same thing. Bahahahahahaahahhahha

Also that interview was from December so the degree to which they are trying to make news out of this is so silly.
And now they are writing articles about PTA's comments on Tarantino quitting after 10 movies (again from a months old interview). WTF is going on???????????
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on April 17, 2018, 08:40:05 AM


So today someone at Filmstage listened to the interview PTA had with Bill Simmons. They are now claiming based on PTA's clear hyperbole and exaggerations that he is working on a 600 page screenplay. Now /Film are reporting the same thing. Bahahahahahaahahhahha

Also that interview was from December so the degree to which they are trying to make news out of this is so silly.
And now they are writing articles about PTA's comments on Tarantino quitting after 10 movies (again from a months old interview). WTF is going on???????????

hahaha
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on April 17, 2018, 04:45:25 PM
And now they are writing articles about PTA's comments on Tarantino quitting after 10 movies (again from a months old interview). WTF is going on???????????


I suspect this sudden return of PTA-related articles is due to the release last week of Phantom Thread on DVD/Blu-ray.  Makes me wonder if there are bots writing these things...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on April 28, 2018, 05:12:28 PM
Take a look at the guy in the background here starting from  the 3:10 mark...

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on April 28, 2018, 05:34:32 PM
Take a look at the guy in the background here starting from  the 3:10 mark...



Great find. He's just there. Watching.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 29, 2018, 06:06:33 AM
He must be trying to put his next movie together quick quick quick!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: md on May 01, 2018, 09:32:14 AM
totally irrelevant 6 degrees of separation but my roommate is dating Jennifer Lewis's daughter. Woman is a spark of energy.  Tiffany Haddish seems to next in line or perhaps light years ahead of her depending on who you ask.  Who's got a script pitch for the 'mother of black hollywood'?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on May 03, 2018, 03:09:08 PM
Seems like it might be set in South-Central Los Angeles in the 30s or 40s:

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on May 03, 2018, 03:40:51 PM
we are probably getting this soon, aren't we?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on May 04, 2018, 12:42:43 AM
And Maya Rudolph is involved too......interesting.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Sleepless on May 04, 2018, 08:52:59 AM
Brightened my day :)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on May 05, 2018, 11:15:44 AM
If anyone wants more clues on what a potential Ernie Anderson/Ghoulardi "local access tv" movie would be like, then listen to the latest WTF podcast with Drew Carey.

He's a Cleaveland guy and talks for a few minutes about Ernie/Ghoulardi and some the crazy shit he did. Ernie stuff is from around 28:20 - 32:20
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on May 06, 2018, 09:07:28 AM
Ha I love whenever Maron giddily refers to PTA as The Genius.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on May 24, 2018, 06:02:56 PM
I wonder if PTA is still interested in another Pynchon adaptation...and something in television. One of the big questions about the rest of his career, I think, is if he'll make the leap into television and if we've actually already begun seeing the signs pointing toward that eventuality.

Sometimes, he'll say things in interviews where I feel like it's a hint, but he phrases it in such a way that I'm never really sure. Like, remember how he said (can't recall the exact wording) "it'd be nice" if they put Hard Eight on Criterion? It seems super likely like that those discussions have already taken place, so perhaps he's being a bit coy there...but who knows?

Then he said, during the IV press tour, that he hoped someone would do a miniseries based on Mason & Dixon and put it on A&E or whatever. He phrased it like he wanted someone else to do it, but come on, he surely wants to helm that himself...perhaps for HBO or Netflix? I really hope the commercial results of Inherent Vice haven't dissuaded him now. And then there are those recent comments about doing a Netflix series or something. He doesn't rule it out; he seems at least mildly intrigued by the idea. The Phantom Thread press tour included comments about him watching the new season of Twin Peaks, considerable praise for several BBC shows...

I mean, OK, everyone watches TV, so those last few examples might be whatever, but maybe he's preparing himself for work in another medium. Maybe he's thinking about how it's been done well elsewhere. We know he loves his research. He's been a film guy for so long, so maybe he's thinking about how to make a serialized television show really crackle in the best way.

So, yeah, that's what I've been wondering for a while: Is he thinking about transiting into TV at one point (not permanently, of course)? Is he still thinking about adapting Mason & Dixon? That novel is more important to him than IV, isn't it? He said it was his favourite Pynchon book.

---------------------------------------------------------

Rambling stuff aside, I've also been thinking about which of his films I'd want to see in mini-series form...or even as a multiple season thing. It's not that I think this will or even should happen, but I'm proposing a hypothetical scenario. If you had to pick just one of his films to transform into a television show, which would you pick?

I think I'd choose The Master because seeing a guy like Dodd develop over two or three seasons would be absolutely amazing...just in terms of, among other things, the different people he could meet and ostensibly help, and the vagabond/travelling aspect (house to house, shore to shore). You could easily wring a truly great and varied show out of that truly great and varied film.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 14, 2018, 12:33:38 AM
New one is in the works supposedly. It's coming along. Likely an Annapurna release.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Punch Drunk Hate on September 14, 2018, 05:04:10 PM
New one is in the works supposedly. It's coming along. Likely an Annapurna release.

Source for the project?

Fortunate enough for fans that Anderson is not taking the time like that dead space between Punch Drunk Love-There Will Be Blood.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on September 14, 2018, 06:31:26 PM
Iím totally cool with him pumping out one comparatively small movie every two years than a big-dick epic every six or so.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Nails9 on September 21, 2018, 11:27:25 PM
The Wookcock Pic's not a big dick epic?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on September 22, 2018, 05:50:21 AM
I think I like big dick epics best!

Is there any concrete info on what the new movie might be about?

Is it the Tiffany Haddish one? Did they settle on a timeframe? Am I the only one who wants PTA to make a modern set movie again? Maybe an alternative present day set movie?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 22, 2018, 11:02:41 PM
New one is in the works supposedly. It's coming along. Likely an Annapurna release.

Source for the project?

Fortunate enough for fans that Anderson is not taking the time like that dead space between Punch Drunk Love-There Will Be Blood.

I'm expecting it announced sometime in 2019 and be out later the following year. Sounds like very early stages, but PTA has been talking about it, and I assume Annapurna will end up with it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on September 23, 2018, 07:13:49 PM
I actually wouldn't even mind if he never made another film set in the present.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lottery on September 24, 2018, 12:05:00 AM
He's become a chronicler of the 20th century in a way and his current style seems suited to period work so it would be very interesting to see him tackle something more contemporary after so long.
Hey, if it's visually similar to the Daydreaming MV, then I would be pretty damn happy, because it's absolutely gorgeous.


He could probably churn out masterpiece after masterpiece if he decided to do adaptations of 20th century American novels/short stories for the rest of his life. But of course, he shouldn't.

Also, the no cinematographer experiment was a success in my eyes so I wouldn't mind if he did that again (provided there are no guild rules or whatever in the way).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: axxonn on September 24, 2018, 06:17:33 PM
I'm pretty excited to see him work with other DPs (he name-checked a few he hopes to work with not so long ago: Lubezki, Robert Richardson, Darius Khondhi?)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on October 09, 2018, 04:56:58 PM
Interesting to note Annapurna's troubles that are going on. They cancelled two films and the head of production got let go. Sounds like restructuring or financial troubles to me. Considering how much Annapurna has helped Anderson this doesn't bode well for whenever he thinks up a new film.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on October 09, 2018, 07:28:59 PM
Interesting to note Annapurna's troubles that are going on. They cancelled two films and the head of production got let go. Sounds like restructuring or financial troubles to me. Considering how much Annapurna has helped Anderson this doesn't bode well for whenever he thinks up a new film.

Dunno how these decisions are ultimately made, obvi, but Sorry to Bother You had been their bank this year with $17.4M and last year PT made $21m dom, $45mil ww, seated as their 7th highest film in both categories. So, idk. Whoever comes in better not be no dummy like me.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on October 09, 2018, 09:16:38 PM
I think Annapurna still promised the financing for PTA. Whether some other studio ends up distributing remains to be seen like how Phantom Thread went down. Annapurna has certainly collected major Ls and are going through some behind the scenes turmoil, but Ellison already has a relationship with PTA after Master and Phantom Thread. She doesn't want to be the one turning down PTA. It's easier to drop those projects and keep the funding secure for PTA. Hopefully that happens sooner rather than later
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on October 09, 2018, 10:50:30 PM
this entire situation is entirely unrelated to PTA in every capacity. the two films were dropped because they were projects of the president who left.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on October 09, 2018, 11:32:19 PM
There is still genuine concern for worry with Annapurna. The president leaving is big news. They really only have 1 success as a distributor: Sorry To Bother You. Sisters Brothers might not even cross 1m at the box office.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 09, 2018, 11:35:29 PM
I didn't think it was conceived as a moneymaking enterprise, though.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 09, 2018, 11:37:37 PM
Quote
The Western drama ďThe Sisters Brothers,Ē starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix, was released last month and has so far taken in just $730,000, according to boxofficemojo.com. A knowledgeable individual said the film cost $38 million to produce and Annapurna paid a significant fraction of that for the U.S. rights, not including marketing costs.

The studioís anticipated December release ďVice,Ē about Dick Cheney, cost a bloated $60 million to produce. Knowledgeable sources said the movie should have been made for half that amount. The studio declined to comment on the budget.

ďThere is a financial issue going on,Ē an individual with knowledge of the studio told TheWrap. ďHer dad has put a lot of money into the company and I donít think he wants to support her behavior and whatís been going on. There are restraints ó the money is not flowing.Ē

On Tuesday, the company abruptly unloaded a star-studded Jay Roach movie about Fox News founder Roger Ailes and that was three weeks away from starting production, as well as Jennifer Lopezís ďThe Hustlers at Scores,Ē the latter picked up by STX Films.

An insider told TheWrap that there were budget issues involving the Roger Ailes film, but another individual with knowledge of the project said that the company had approved a $35 million budget just one week ago. The film, which Canadian-based Bron Studios is expected to co-finance, will star John Lithgow as Ailes as well as Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie.

One insider familiar with Annapurnaís operations said that Ellison is focused on making passion projects without regard to the cost.

ďShe makes bad decisions,Ē the individual said. ďShe wanted to chase all these expensive movies that werenít going to make money, and she said, ĎI donít care whether they make money.í Thatís not how you run a company.Ē
Source (https://www.thewrap.com/annapurna-upheaval-megan-ellison-reevaluating-film-division/)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on October 10, 2018, 12:06:38 AM
the quote is from "One insider familiar with Annapurnaís operations" who remains unnamed. it's a spin article.

Quote
Two of Barnardís top projects have fallen apart, Variety reported on Tuesday prior to her exit. One was a high-profile telling of Roger Ailesí Fox News implosion starring Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron. The other was the Jennifer Lopez drama ďThe Hustlers at Scores,Ē about exotic dancers who turn the tables on their Wall Street clients after the economy tanks.
variety (https://variety.com/2018/film/news/chelsea-barnard-annapurna-out-1202974491/)

to spin it another way, i don't think were was a mutual agreement with the president about how to use money. it's not PTA fan crazy to say that within the reevaluation period he'll be deemed of value. he's already Tiffany Haddishing it, and though Adam Sandler didn't bring the bank you know i mean he's doing something, and he's def got clout
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on October 10, 2018, 09:22:51 PM
As Annapurna Stumbles, Billionaire Larry Ellison Exerts Control (https://variety.com/2018/film/news/annapurna-larry-ellison-megan-ellison-vice-1202975648/)

it's more of the same. key parts:

Quote
But sources say Ellison is continuing to invest in Annapurna and has no current plans to shutter the operation, according to sources.

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The studio also put the brakes on the comedy ďGuilty,Ē even as Kevin Hart was attaching himself from a script by Jerrod Carmichael, with budget concerns again the reason the project was put on the back burner. An Annapurna insider disputed money concerns, instead citing script issues.

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While several people said Megan Ellison, considered a mercurial figure, has been missing in action this week as chatter grows louder that the studio was in the midst of a financial crisis, another company insider insists that she has been stabilizing the film unit, speaking with filmmakers and visible in the office.

Quote
Annapurna is expected to enact layoffs as part of this reorganization. However, the studio is also going to make certain strategic hires as it tries to piece together a more profitable slate.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Gold Trumpet on October 11, 2018, 10:20:04 AM
None of us really know the details about what is going on, but this could definitely hit PTA's next film. Especially with Vice coming out soon and that needing to make a decent haul. There's always more fallout to these things. That being said, a likely project starring Tiffany Haddish will get picked up by some studio. The possible 1930s LA backdrop may make it more expensive though.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on October 23, 2018, 05:17:32 PM
Just as an FYI, despite what some have commented in this thread, Ellison has not ponied up the lions share of PTA budgets since The Master. I know this for a fact, so while her company may be struggling of late, her role as producer on the last 2 Paul's has included small portions of budget and then piecing together additional outside money. Annapurna is most likely not self financing the next, theoretical, 25-30 mil PT budget.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on April 23, 2019, 04:52:39 PM
PTA is working on a new script and discussed to Leo DiCaprio

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on April 23, 2019, 05:03:56 PM
He's working with DEL TORO instead? What the fuck. Horrible choice.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on April 23, 2019, 05:29:00 PM
Dicaprio has no generosity in his acting, it's all about his performance. He would have been bad in a Paul Thomas Anderson movie.

(Yep, I think DDL gives space to actors around him. Paul Dano and Vicky Krieps probably agree with me.)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on April 23, 2019, 05:32:41 PM
Turning down a PTA screenplay (or even an Inarritu one) in order to play in a forgotten noir's remake directed by GDT , seems quite like a bad joke, if there is any truth in this info. Hopefully this wasn't the name of the lead actor martinthewarrior was talking about, and doesn't cause any difficulties in the whole project.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on April 23, 2019, 08:50:38 PM
Dicaprio has no generosity in his acting, it's all about his performance.

Never really got that sense during his scenes with DDL in Gangs of New York.

Anyway, regardless of who the lead actor ends up being, I'm just hoping he brings back Jesse Plemons. I watched Game Night recently and his delivery of the line "How can that be profitable for Frito Lay?" reminded me that he's incredible.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ©brad on April 23, 2019, 09:53:45 PM
He would have been bad in a Paul Thomas Anderson movie.

To be fair, many people including some on this very board once said that when he cast Adam Sandler...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on April 23, 2019, 10:36:09 PM
Hopefully he wasn't completely banking of Leo to get the film made. Meaning now that Leo is off to do Del Toro's film hopefully this doesn't push this back a few years.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on April 23, 2019, 11:09:26 PM
Leo bailed on him once before...and it turned out OK. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on April 23, 2019, 11:23:35 PM
Leo bailed on him once before...and it turned out OK.

Good point I had forgotten about that.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on April 24, 2019, 12:40:43 AM
Anyway, regardless of who the lead actor ends up being, I'm just hoping he brings back Jesse Plemons. I watched Game Night recently and his delivery of the line "How can that be profitable for Frito Lay?" reminded me that he's incredible.

I could go for a Jesse Plemons/Rami Malek buddy comedy.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 24, 2019, 06:34:10 AM
Leo is ok but he never really becomes invisible when playing a part. I always feel like I'm watching Leonardo DiCaprio pretending to be someone else, I suppose because he's a big movie star, which I'm sure will work wonderfully for OUATIH. Same applies to Brad Pitt.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: d on April 24, 2019, 06:53:40 AM
Hard to disagree really. At least for some time now he has played a sort of version of Leo, Belfort in Wolf being probably the most generic version. Which is not necessarily to say he is a bad actor. Maybe it's the matter of stardom as you suggest as this was not the case is his earlier films. One role he really managed to become invisible recently is his Calvin Candie in Django. So maybe with a good script and director...

Obviously it would be exciting to see him working with PTA, both for artistic and marketing reasons. I don't really understand why Gordon-Levitt appeared in the other thread as a strong possibility but I wonder, given similar age, looks and maybe even acting skill set how this Leo gossip makes JGL story more likely.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 24, 2019, 07:35:15 AM
Hard to disagree really. At least for some time now he has played a sort of version of Leo, Belfort in Wolf being probably the most generic version. Which is not necessarily to say he is a bad actor. Maybe it's the matter of stardom as you suggest as this was not the case is his earlier films. One role he really managed to become invisible recently is his Calvin Candie in Django. So maybe with a good script and director...

Obviously it would be exciting to see him working with PTA, both for artistic and marketing reasons. I don't really understand why Gordon-Levitt appeared in the other thread as a strong possibility but I wonder, given similar age, looks and maybe even acting skill set how this Leo gossip makes JGL story more likely.

If "martinthewarrior" is to be believed then someone in the other thread guessed right. So then I suppose you gotta think who's closest to DiCaprio.

Honestly he should just work with Joaquin again since he could do anything Leo does but much better.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on April 24, 2019, 08:09:40 AM
I think Leoís been pretty consistently great post-Gangs (he was miscast in that one). Catch Me If You Can, Aviator, Departed, Wolf (his best performance), Django, Revolutionary Road, Inception. Iíll watch him in anything. Pitt, too. Theyíve only gotten better with age.

But agreed PTA should just stick with Joaquin, his range covering every kind of role imaginable and all.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 24, 2019, 08:34:47 AM
Was Dicaprio offered a supporting role (that wasn't super showy like DJango)? Other than schedule issues, that's the only reason I can fathom him turning down PTA for Del Toro (if he did, that tweet is sort of vague). He likes to be front and center.

Now that the film is officially being discussed in the trades, martinthewarrior can hopefully be more direct in his scoops? It's fair game now right?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on April 24, 2019, 08:39:06 AM
If PTA did discuss with Leo on a new project he's preparing, then my guess is that he wrote the lead part having him in mind, like he did so many times in the past with the actors he wanted to work with, and I would be a bit surprised if he gave up so easily and searched immediately for a substitue (of course there is the small possibility that the role he proposed him was a supporting one like already said above). Afterall we don't even know for sure if it's the same project with the one that martinthewarrior was talking about (which seems to be in advanced level of pre-production, considering that there is a schedule of shooting, so we should get some official announcements any time soon), PTA could very possibly have lots of scripts in mind and move on with something particular when the circumstances are suitable.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 24, 2019, 08:46:32 AM
Now that the film is officially being discussed in the trades,

It is?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 24, 2019, 08:49:48 AM
Now that the film is officially being discussed in the trades,

It is?

In some capacity.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 24, 2019, 08:50:32 AM
Now that the film is officially being discussed in the trades,

It is?

In some capacity.
LINK?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 24, 2019, 08:56:11 AM
Now that the film is officially being discussed in the trades,

It is?

In some capacity.
LINK?

Sorry, I meant the Hollywood Reporter source tweet. Technically, they've revealed he's gearing up a new project and talking to actors, etc.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 24, 2019, 09:16:21 AM
Now that the film is officially being discussed in the trades,

It is?

In some capacity.
LINK?

Sorry, I meant the Hollywood Reporter source tweet. Technically, they've revealed he's gearing up a new project and talking to actors, etc.
Ah ok! It would be nice if martinthewarrior gave us more hints to get the speculative gears turning!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on April 24, 2019, 02:58:15 PM
PTA should get Gosling to do it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on April 24, 2019, 04:37:57 PM
In terms of missed opportunities (i.e., actors who were once considered for PTA movies but it didn't work out), Jack Nicholson has always seemed to me a more interesting case than DiCaprio. He's unofficially retired now but it was only a short while ago that he was ready to star in the Toni Erdmann remake with Kristen Wiig. I mean, I really doubt we'll be seeing that headline because he supposedly left that remake and seems to have returned to retirement status. But it'd be exciting news.

Olivia Cooke is another actor who would probably be great in a PTA film (wasn't a huge fan of Thoroughbreds but her performance is amazing there and I also liked her performance in Ready Player One).

Would be nice to see him work with Laura Dern again, too.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on April 24, 2019, 06:25:50 PM
Since this has dropped, I heard it was shooting in the Fall. Don't want to betray a confidence by giving away the lead, but it's hard to imagine any actor "being bad" in a pta flick. Brings out the best in everyone he works with. Would've loved to see Leo, but hopefully down the road.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on April 24, 2019, 07:50:23 PM
Jim Carrey as the lead

Or Ferrell as suggested before
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on April 24, 2019, 08:16:58 PM
In terms of missed opportunities (i.e., actors who were once considered for PTA movies but it didn't work out), Jack Nicholson has always seemed to me a more interesting case than DiCaprio. He's unofficially retired now but it was only a short while ago that he was ready to star in the Toni Erdmann remake with Kristen Wiig. I mean, I really doubt we'll be seeing that headline because he supposedly left that remake and seems to have returned to retirement status. But it'd be exciting news.

Olivia Cooke is another actor who would probably be great in a PTA film (wasn't a huge fan of Thoroughbreds but her performance is amazing there and I also liked her performance in Ready Player One).

Would be nice to see him work with Laura Dern again, too.

Jack is my all-time favorite actor. Itís sacrilegious to imagine anyone else as Jack Horner since Burt was iconic, but...I woulda loved to see Nicholson in a PTA flick and Boogie Nights seems like his kind of movie. I believe Iíve read Paul felt Jack Nicholson was TOO BIG for the role and it was never officially offered to him, but others have suggested Jack turned down the role.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on April 24, 2019, 09:57:33 PM
If the new one is contemporary and funny but drama then itís not that newsroom romp he discussed before.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 24, 2019, 10:11:18 PM
I wonder if there's a female lead (Haddish?). It doesn't bother me personally but if this is another white male lead character study, I can see him starting to really get shit for it by the woke parade. Even Nolan and Sofia Coppola are trying to be more diverse so it may look bad in comparison. So far he's been kind of lucky to avoid being called out for it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on April 24, 2019, 11:28:04 PM
Are we exposing our less-than-wokeness by automatically assuming the male lead is white?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Sleepless on April 25, 2019, 08:34:21 AM
Are we exposing our less-than-wokeness by automatically assuming the male lead is white?

This makes me miss the marquee.

Xixax: Woke. But not as woke as the wokest of the woke.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on April 25, 2019, 08:38:25 AM
He's a white boy from the valley. People notice that he's focused on white characters/white worlds because it's, well, a fact: and all his black characters (except the woman who interviews Cruise in Magnolia) make me cringe. Knuckle Sandwich—even if it's a script he's written very young—has scenes that I'd describe as racist—and I'm sure some pages will be included in a Slate article about "Paul Thomas Anderson:  the patriarcal racist in chief of the Arts...?" :yabbse-grin:

It makes me think of the limits of imagination; obviously, writers are different: some white dude can write about a black woman losing her son to the police even if he grew up in a mansion with a white maid, and it might even be good, or it might be awful because he has limits, walls he can't even conceive despite his empathy...

He can have black leads, but they'll always be whites in disguise. (In the sense that whiteness is a status: look at Mad Men as an example for an example of a white man wanting to be white.)

Some people think it's weird since he lives with a black woman and has black kids—and that will certainly help him if he writes a movie for Haddish—but his white childhood in the Valley, son of the ABC voice, shaped his mind and soul.




Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on April 25, 2019, 11:14:21 AM

this lead is white.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on April 25, 2019, 11:42:39 AM
I thought he was making Black Panther 2
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Nails9 on April 25, 2019, 12:08:00 PM
I'm sure Lost Boy With A Big Dick Part 9 will be great, maybe even his best ever, but it'd be so nice for something new. Art is about failing forward, I hopes he swings for the fences with his big dick
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 25, 2019, 12:38:15 PM
He's a white boy from the valley. People notice that he's focused on white characters/white worlds because it's, well, a fact: and all his black characters (except the woman who interviews Cruise in Magnolia) make me cringe.

Didnt PTA want Don Cheadle to play The Worm in Magnolia? Its understandable that Cheadle didnt want to do it and that segment was mostly cut.

Anyway he should write what he wants to. Chances are we'll get a troubled male and a backdrop of industry.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on April 25, 2019, 04:07:43 PM
Anyone got Leo's phone number?  Let's just ask him what the scripts about...  We know he's read it. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on April 25, 2019, 04:40:09 PM
Who's a twenty years old escort here?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on April 25, 2019, 04:56:55 PM
Why wouldn't PTA just wait for Leo to become available, and entice him with a scrapbook of Indiewire reviews proving that he's the greatest auteur of his generation?  That DiCaprio box-office stimulus package is serious business.  All roads lead to Leo, who's like Shakespeare reincarnated as a film actor.  Accept no substitutes.   Ben Jonson is great, but he's not Shakespeare. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Nails9 on April 26, 2019, 03:48:14 AM
Why wouldn't PTA just wait for Leo to become available
...

Waiting for Shakes' enticing an all, but the man's got mouths to feed, even considering a healthy double income.
Time is money for us all, despite prestige.

Dicap's got money way out of reach of any filmmaker. Actors of his caliber look for fun. Del Toro is arguably funner than dat boy PT.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 26, 2019, 06:11:38 AM
Why wouldn't PTA just wait for Leo to become available

The reporting suggests Leo just turned him down, it's not a case of waiting for him.

I think it has to be Gosling now, he's the only one listed who can pull in that Dicaprio kind of funding.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on April 26, 2019, 01:16:56 PM
not gosling.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on April 26, 2019, 01:33:11 PM
Please say itís not JGL
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on April 26, 2019, 02:13:20 PM
it is not (thank god).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Vicko99 on April 26, 2019, 02:15:36 PM
It's RDJ
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on April 26, 2019, 02:18:50 PM
RDJ, Ferrell, Carrey, Franco seem most reasonable names, then

Franco same age range, originally rumored/discussed The Master

RDJ/Carrey were rumored (especially in RDJís case) or PTA has expressed affinity for them before

Ferrell more of a long shot guess but does have the persona to fit a contemporary PTA funny drama
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Vicko99 on April 26, 2019, 02:24:54 PM
If it's Franco this gonna be the first PTA I won't be watching
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 26, 2019, 02:28:22 PM
Is this Will Ferrell suggestion coming up because I and another member were joking about remaking The Master with different actors? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

It's one of these:

Possibilites:
DeNiro (he mentioned in an interview about a year ago that he had met with PTA)
Penn
Downey Jr.
Gordon-Levitt
Franco (martinthewarrior ruled out Renner but didn't mention Franco. Hmmmmmm)
Gosling
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on April 26, 2019, 02:30:26 PM
Now I'm leaning Franco.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 26, 2019, 02:35:46 PM
Didn't he literally get bored of Franco and completely lose interest in him? Plus the whole #metoo thing...

RDJ: The timing finally seems right. He may be older than DiCaprio but looks younger than his years. What if Pinocchio is back on?  :lol:

I forgot about that DeNiro thing. He did mention they they had dinner.

Apparently, Penn is about to direct and star in a new movie with his daughter, so I think that rules him out.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 26, 2019, 02:44:15 PM
Didn't he literally get bored of Franco and completely lose interest in him? Plus the whole #metoo thing...

No, they had some meetings (where PTA didn't talk about the movie) and PTA eventually asked him if he found the role scary and Franco said no, and then saw the movie and was was like "oooohh you wanted me to lose my mind" (I'm paraphrasing a Franco interview).

Don't know if Franco's metoo thing has affected his career much.
 Either way he's done his best work ever in The Deuce.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Sleepless on April 26, 2019, 02:47:03 PM
RDJ as a contemporary Pinocchio. So it is about Trump.

Please not Franco.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on April 26, 2019, 02:57:17 PM
Oh. I can see the similarities between Dicaprio and Franco. Maybe he needs a smug, overacting comedian for the lead. :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 26, 2019, 03:03:24 PM
Oh. I can see the similarities between Dicaprio and Franco. Maybe he needs a smug, overacting comedian for the lead. :yabbse-grin:

They are both good when they play likeable pricks......just like Tom Cruise.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 26, 2019, 03:07:43 PM
Oh. I can see the similarities between Dicaprio and Franco. Maybe he needs a smug, overacting comedian for the lead. :yabbse-grin:

They are both good when they play likeable pricks......just like Tom Cruise.

RDJ fits that bill too.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 26, 2019, 03:10:41 PM
Oh. I can see the similarities between Dicaprio and Franco. Maybe he needs a smug, overacting comedian for the lead. :yabbse-grin:

They are both good when they play likeable pricks......just like Tom Cruise.

RDJ fits that bill too.

Danny McBride confirmed!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on April 26, 2019, 03:19:09 PM
RDJ without further discussion, they want to do something together for years, he's just finished with the Avengers franchise, it's now or never, a big star and one of the few names in the industry that will guarantee good performance at the box office (something that PTA needs so much). Also he's a really good actor whenever he doesn't play himself and decides to actually act (like Tom Cruise, more or less), so I'm sure he will do his best.

I like a lot of Franco's performances, he's been occasionally very good and unjust to himself with many of his career choices imo, but honestly, watching him leading a PTA movie? I dunno. And I can't even imagine The Master with him as Freddie, thank God that didn't happen.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on April 26, 2019, 03:22:48 PM
I trust PTA's skills in casting completely.  As far as I'm concerned, every actor he's ever worked with has given career-best performances.   It's fun to speculate, but it's not really something I'm concerned about.   
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 26, 2019, 03:39:45 PM
It's fun to speculate,

It certainly is!

I'd be very happy to learn that he's either working with RDJ or DeNiro.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 26, 2019, 03:51:11 PM
If it IS RDJ, then surely it'll be announced next week. Would be foolish not to, in the whole Avengers glow.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 26, 2019, 03:53:26 PM
If it IS RDJ, then surely it'll be announced next week. Would be foolish not to, in the whole Avengers glow.

They must be on the verge of announcing it considering "martinthewarrior" has narrowed down the choices significantly today.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on April 26, 2019, 04:50:36 PM
Cannes is coming.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: HoQTeMR4 on April 27, 2019, 04:36:30 AM
More suggestions I would like to see: Casey Affleck, Christian Bale, Michael Shannon.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 27, 2019, 05:23:26 AM

RDJ is probably busy with Dr Dolittle reshoots (that movie's gonna bomb so hard).
James Franco sucks now.
JGL sucks now.
Ryan Gosling isn't nearly as big of a box office pull as people here think he is (BR2049, The Nice Guys, First Man, Song To Song all flopped).
Leo got his Oscar and took a 5 year break. Don't think he cares about acclaim or art at this point, he just wants to maintain his star power by starring in blockbusters. The Del Toro remake will do just that. Remember when he dropped out of the Steve Jobs movie just because he felt like it? It's all about comfort with him at this point.

RDJ - this movie is rumoured to shoot in the fall.
Franco - he's done career best work on The Deuce
JGL - it's been confirmed he's not the one cast
Gosling - Yeah you are right about the box office draw aspect. And it's been confirmed to not be him.

It's  RDJ, France, Penn or DeNiro. You could probably remove DeNiro though.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: axxonn on April 27, 2019, 05:57:57 AM
Franco is poison. Doubt PTA would work with him after all the events of the last two years concerning him.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on April 27, 2019, 06:06:23 AM
It's  RDJ, France, Penn or DeNiro. You could probably remove DeNiro though.

Why? It could be... literally anyone else.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on April 27, 2019, 09:42:53 AM
None of those people are box-office draws; not sure why that would be a strike against Gosling.  Even RDJ outside of Marvel/Sherlock is unproven, unless we're going to consider The Judge a big success at $84 million worldwide on a $50 million budget. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on April 27, 2019, 11:03:33 AM
The "Leo doesn't care about art" take is pretty wack considering he was circling 3 scripts from 3 of the premiere directors working...

And if you think "Nightmare Alley" is just some re-make, I would encourage you to watch the original film/read the book. It's a badass project.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: HoQTeMR4 on April 27, 2019, 11:08:47 AM
The "Leo doesn't care about art" take is pretty wack considering he was circling 3 scripts from 3 of the premiere directors working...

And if you think "Nightmare Alley" is just some re-make, I would encourage you to watch the original film/read the book. It's a badass project.

Can you give us any more informations about PTA new? Thank you.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 27, 2019, 04:47:10 PM
It's  RDJ, France, Penn or DeNiro. You could probably remove DeNiro though.

Why? It could be... literally anyone else.
If you read through the first few pages of the other thread you'll see that "martinthewarrior" said that someone had guessed right and these were the names mentioned up until that point that haven't since been ruled out.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on May 10, 2019, 10:09:57 PM
Sorry to bump this with no news, but where's the damn announcement? The Cannes market has already been announcing films for the last few days. Hurry it up already.  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on May 10, 2019, 10:28:26 PM
Remember how long it was before a single Phantom Thread or IV trailer? PTA keeps it last possible fucking minute these days.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on May 10, 2019, 10:38:47 PM
But I especially remember how long it was between There Will Be Blood and The Master.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on May 11, 2019, 04:33:11 AM
But I especially remember how long it was between There Will Be Blood and The Master.
It was so worth the wait though!!!!!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lottery on May 11, 2019, 04:44:37 AM
I guess we do have it pretty good now, don't we? Potentially four features, a documentary and multiple music videos in a 10 year span from 2012.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on May 11, 2019, 06:58:44 AM
And generally more engaged press tours too!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on May 11, 2019, 04:29:05 PM
I wonder if it was specifically reliant on Leo coming on board and now that he passed to go Del Toro's film if it got pushed back for a long time.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on May 11, 2019, 07:36:07 PM
And generally more engaged press tours too!


Yeah, I could NOT believe how much press he did.  I saw Phantom Thread 4 times in 5 months--and he was at THREE of them...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on May 11, 2019, 08:37:54 PM
I wonder if it was specifically reliant on Leo coming on board and now that he passed to go Del Toro's film if it got pushed back for a long time.

I hope not.

And generally more engaged press tours too!


Yeah, I could NOT believe how much press he did.  I saw Phantom Thread 4 times in 5 months--and he was at THREE of them...

Dare I say i think that played a little part in clinching him that director nomination? He didn't campaign, but he did a lot of press and was charming as hell. I think "they" noticed and appreciated it. Breaking out of his "enigma" reputation (which I never understood). Of course, he was forced into being the face of the film, so I'm not sure it'll be this good in the future.

I hope he assembles a cast that promotes the hell out of the film. Would be a nice change of pace from the awkward press-shy actors he always casts.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on May 12, 2019, 04:45:29 AM
And generally more engaged press tours too!


Yeah, I could NOT believe how much press he did.  I saw Phantom Thread 4 times in 5 months--and he was at THREE of them...
I'm hoping he'll end up on more podcasts next time! Hearing PTA rambling for 3 hours on Joe Rogan would be great.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on May 12, 2019, 08:49:21 AM
That, BEEís podcast, and a return to WTF would be fun!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on May 12, 2019, 08:55:19 AM
BEE: So? Where's all the cocaine in your movies now? I miss it. I used to be able to sniff through the screen.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on May 12, 2019, 08:59:20 AM
haha well given his love of Phantom Thread I suspect Brett's mostly a wine and asparagus man these days (perhaps mushroom omelettes on occasion).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on May 12, 2019, 09:38:03 AM
I wonder if it was specifically reliant on Leo coming on board and now that he passed to go Del Toro's film if it got pushed back for a long time.

I hope not.

And generally more engaged press tours too!


Yeah, I could NOT believe how much press he did.  I saw Phantom Thread 4 times in 5 months--and he was at THREE of them...

Dare I say i think that played a little part in clinching him that director nomination? He didn't campaign, but he did a lot of press and was charming as hell. I think "they" noticed and appreciated it. Breaking out of his "enigma" reputation (which I never understood). Of course, he was forced into being the face of the film, so I'm not sure it'll be this good in the future.

I hope he assembles a cast that promotes the hell out of the film. Would be a nice change of pace from the awkward press-shy actors he always casts.


That's very true. He's generally been getting more open with the press but Phantom Thread was the first time it seemed he was playing the selling publicity game full bore. It was surprising but I loved it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on May 12, 2019, 12:35:21 PM
BEE: So? Where's all the cocaine in your movies now? I miss it. I used to be able to sniff through the screen.

BEE: Uuuuuuuuh I didn't like Inherant Viiiiize"
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on May 15, 2019, 11:41:22 AM
So when is this casting/movie getting announced?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on May 15, 2019, 10:51:28 PM
So when is this casting/movie getting announced?


Where is the person who broke the casting rumors. Come back.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on May 20, 2019, 01:16:45 PM
This is the last quote we got from PTA on the script, right?
https://filmschoolrejects.com/paul-thomas-anderson-working-to-conquer-a-600-page-screenplay/

Yeah but the whole 600 page thing was generally considered to be hyperbole that the movie outlets all decided to run with.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on May 20, 2019, 03:33:41 PM
This is the last quote we got from PTA on the script, right?
https://filmschoolrejects.com/paul-thomas-anderson-working-to-conquer-a-600-page-screenplay/ (https://filmschoolrejects.com/paul-thomas-anderson-working-to-conquer-a-600-page-screenplay/)

Yeah but the whole 600 page thing was generally considered to be hyperbole that the movie outlets all decided to run with.


Exactly.  Thank you.  It bothers me that--in the name of clicks, I suppose--so many sites ran with that...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on May 24, 2019, 03:45:02 PM
Well, no Cannes announcement. Is the rumored fall start date off? 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on May 24, 2019, 04:02:25 PM
Well, no Cannes announcement. Is the rumored fall start date off?

I think we can assume that, Thought for sure any announcements would happen around Cannes. Darn it was really excited what direction he would go next.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: martinthewarrior on May 24, 2019, 07:31:01 PM
Nothing can be "assumed" based on lack of Cannes announcement.

Well, no Cannes announcement. Is the rumored fall start date off?

I think we can assume that, Thought for sure any announcements would happen around Cannes. Darn it was really excited what direction he would go next.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on May 25, 2019, 01:51:29 AM
To be fair, when the "untitled fashion project" was firstly announced at the beginning of June '16, there were not so many people that believed he could actually manage to get the film ready by the end of 2017, based on the production of his previous projects. However, he succeeded so let's stay optimistic. My personal deadline is the end of June, if we wont have any news till then, I would really start worrying...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on May 25, 2019, 04:48:16 AM
Nothing can be "assumed" based on lack of Cannes announcement.

Well, no Cannes announcement. Is the rumored fall start date off?

I think we can assume that, Thought for sure any announcements would happen around Cannes. Darn it was really excited what direction he would go next.

Any hints for us?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Gold Trumpet on June 05, 2019, 09:19:27 PM
I have a feeling it will be the project Tiffany Haddish was talking about. She kept bringing up historical LA type film set in the 1930s and if you follow her online, you sometimes would see PTA palling around with her, hanging in the background. When DiCaprio was supposedly offered a role in his new film, I thought, "He has a good classical LA type of look he could pull off." That was just assuming the Haddish project is what was coming next because she mentioned how it could be coming very soon.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on June 06, 2019, 01:03:06 AM
If the leaker is legit, he already debunked the Haddish 30s rumors
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: d on June 06, 2019, 07:26:38 AM
(...) and if you follow her online, you sometimes would see PTA palling around with her, hanging in the background.

Any examples of that apart from the one posted here months ago? Just curious...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on June 08, 2019, 04:49:35 PM
Ready for whatever PTA has ready to go next.

Timing seems right for the RDJ collaboration, finally. Now that he's saved the comics universe, he can win his Oscar with PTA.

Would love to see some former co-stars return for roles.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on June 08, 2019, 06:23:02 PM
Would love to see some former co-stars return for roles.


Let's come up with a treatment where the Horner family encounters each of the characters from Magnolia in and around various Valley locations.  (Maybe a cameo from Barry & Lena, too.) 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: d on June 13, 2019, 02:48:01 PM
Ok, don't want to panic but should be worry there is still no news on the new project?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on June 13, 2019, 02:50:54 PM
Ok, don't want to panic but should be worry there is still no news on the new project?

Don't be worry !!  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbSlbn7NKFk)
Projects like PTA'z take a lot of time and care to assemble. Thankfully ~
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: d on June 14, 2019, 06:48:29 AM
 :) This time it was a typo, not the fact that English is not my first language.

I know, I know but PTA himself talked quiet a lot during PT press tour about how little time he may have left and how he would like to do more - my impression was he would like to speed up the process a little bit. Anyway, I do hope the next one is something of TWBB-scale and if that's the case I can wait...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on June 14, 2019, 10:08:50 AM
DiCaprio apparently is NOT doing the Del Toro (Bradley Cooper is)...Has there been a twist?

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on June 14, 2019, 01:48:25 PM
Goddamn it, you beat me! Anyhow lookit how high Bradley is in this pic.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Sleepless on June 14, 2019, 01:50:15 PM
At least it keeps Bradley Cooper away from the next PTA.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on June 14, 2019, 02:09:46 PM
(https://d.newsweek.com/en/full/870657/planet-apes-1968-ending-you-blew-it.jpg?w=1600&h=1600&l=50&t=40&q=88&f=30f9da77e6cfe361bd490d566c6d040b)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on June 14, 2019, 04:00:08 PM
I wonder what happened. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on June 14, 2019, 06:17:55 PM
I wonder what happened.
Money??????
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on June 15, 2019, 04:56:21 PM
I wonder what happened.
Money??????

I don't see how that's possible, unless GDT wanted to pay him like $2 million with no back-end and himself $10 million with points. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on June 16, 2019, 04:04:06 AM
Whereís that guy who started the rumor about PTAís new one?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on June 16, 2019, 04:32:12 AM
I wonder what happened.
Money??????

I don't see how that's possible, unless GDT wanted to pay him like $2 million with no back-end and himself $10 million with points.
Ego?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on June 16, 2019, 06:07:34 AM
His new girlfriend had her vacations during the shoot.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on June 16, 2019, 10:21:04 AM
His new girlfriend had her vacations during the shoot.

What?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on June 17, 2019, 03:04:33 PM
Whereís that guy who started the rumor about PTAís new one?

Agreed. Come back please
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on June 19, 2019, 09:38:22 PM
With the news of Leo working with Scorsese again, looks like he REALLY isnít doing this after all
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on June 20, 2019, 12:22:12 AM
With the news of Leo working with Scorsese again, looks like he REALLY isnít doing this after all

The only two PTA scripts I think DiCaprio would sign off on and star in are Boogie Nights and Punch-Drunk Love.  PTA's got to get back into story to reel in that big fish.  Otherwise, keep hiring Joaquin and live on Indiewire residuals. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on June 20, 2019, 12:54:21 AM
Lol what?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on June 20, 2019, 12:58:10 AM
Lol what?

That poster is a troll. Just ignore him. He spews this same shit on different message boards.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on June 20, 2019, 01:16:36 AM
Lol what?

That poster is a troll. Just ignore him. He spews this same shit on different message boards.

Seething!  I love it. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lottery on June 22, 2019, 07:20:09 AM
Was DiCaprio turning him down confirmed? Because if that offer was real, it definitely sets an age-limit. Otherwise, I was wondering if it could be someone younger like Timmy Shamwow. He's white, has publicly praised PTA and is building lots of hype right now.

Bonus public event promotional picture.
(https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/actor-timothee-chalamet-and-director-paul-thomas-anderson-attend-the-picture-id914618944?s=2048x2048)

What about the seemingly racially ambiguous and talented Oscar Isaac?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on June 22, 2019, 07:35:32 AM
I wasn't the only one who thought that Chalamet was extraordinary in Call Me, but since he has worried me. Maybe it was a one time miracle.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on July 10, 2019, 12:19:41 AM
Waiting for that announcement...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on July 10, 2019, 06:07:06 PM
Waiting for that announcement...

Is this inside info, BigSock? If Iím not mistaken you were the first to report any rumblings on this.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on July 10, 2019, 06:26:03 PM
Every time I see thereís a new post in this thread and click on it expectantly and it turns out not to be *that* announcement, I die a little inside.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on July 10, 2019, 06:50:39 PM
You'll just know when it will be ten successive posts, and I know that I'm breaking someone's hurt by postingómaking it three posts in a row!óeven though there's no info.

But it's strange that PTA directed Anima in May if he's in full pre-production. I don't know. Pointless speculation is part of the fun.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on July 10, 2019, 06:57:30 PM
You'll just know when it will be ten successive posts, and I know that I'm breaking someone's hurt by postingómaking it three posts in a row!óeven though there's no info.

But it's strange that PTA directed Anima in May if he's in full pre-production. I don't know. Pointless speculation is part of the fun.

And the HAIM video at the Bev that jenkins tuned us into!
Paul is definitely in a groove.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on July 10, 2019, 06:58:33 PM
Itís almost 3 years to the day I was sitting in the You Were Never Really Here production office when Phantom Thread was first announced.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on July 10, 2019, 07:16:26 PM
You'll just know when it will be ten successive posts, and I know that I'm breaking someone's hurt by postingómaking it three posts in a row!óeven though there's no info.

But it's strange that PTA directed Anima in May if he's in full pre-production. I don't know. Pointless speculation is part of the fun.

And the HAIM video at the Bev that jenkins tuned us into!
Paul is definitely in a groove.

But maybe that's how he films his daily life! We have iPhones, he has 35mm camťras around him all the time. Sometimes a 65mm one for his kids birthdays.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on July 10, 2019, 07:30:16 PM
Ugh I've always wanted to check out that fabled garage of his, where he stashes his gear collection spanning all eras of cinematic invention.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on August 07, 2019, 04:41:28 PM
Waiting for that announcement...

Is this inside info, BigSock? If Iím not mistaken you were the first to report any rumblings on this.

I wish!

All I know is that Megan Ellison/Annapurna were supposedly funding the project, which makes sense given their history with PTA. Someone with more knowledge could correct me on that, though

Considering the news today about Annapurna filing for bankruptcy and the rumors of Leo passing on a potential script, it makes sense thereís been no developments.

Even that guy who posted about casting news months ago hasnít been back
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 07, 2019, 06:16:38 PM
Waiting for that announcement...

Is this inside info, BigSock? If Iím not mistaken you were the first to report any rumblings on this.

I wish!

All I know is that Megan Ellison/Annapurna were supposedly funding the project, which makes sense given their history with PTA. Someone with more knowledge could correct me on that, though

Considering the news today about Annapurna filing for bankruptcy and the rumors of Leo passing on a potential script, it makes sense thereís been no developments.

Even that guy who posted about casting news months ago hasnít been back

True Annapurna going out of business had to have put a dent in this.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 07, 2019, 07:00:12 PM
Netflix seems like the only way now, i guess.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 09, 2019, 04:03:09 PM
Netflix seems like the only way now, i guess.
I want to see PTA's 10 hour movie!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on August 09, 2019, 06:30:14 PM
I know zero details about the film but I know that someone who works for a certain fruit company is keeping close tabs on the project and the Annapurna situation.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 09, 2019, 06:40:57 PM
There Will Be Blood Oranges
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 09, 2019, 06:47:35 PM
I know zero details about the film but I know that someone who works for a certain fruit company is keeping close tabs on the project and the Annapurna situation.

Do Apple have a movie company or is it just TV/Streaming?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on August 09, 2019, 06:50:41 PM
I know zero details about the film but I know that someone who works for a certain fruit company is keeping close tabs on the project and the Annapurna situation.

Do Apple have a movie company or is it just TV/Streaming?

Is there a distinction anymore? All content goes OTT. Network TV is shot at 2:1 to replicate the Netflix look, even!
In Culver City, Apple's got a sizable block of studio real estate.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 09, 2019, 06:56:08 PM
I know zero details about the film but I know that someone who works for a certain fruit company is keeping close tabs on the project and the Annapurna situation.

Do Apple have a movie company or is it just TV/Streaming?

Is there a distinction anymore? All content goes OTT.
In Culver City, they've got a block of studio real estate.
Not really any distinction, no, but have they put out any movies into theatres thus far, or has there output been original shows for their streaming service?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on August 09, 2019, 07:16:09 PM
I know zero details about the film but I know that someone who works for a certain fruit company is keeping close tabs on the project and the Annapurna situation.

Do Apple have a movie company or is it just TV/Streaming?

They have a content deal with A24, but I donít know literally nothing more about their interest in Annapurna than what Iíve said. Maybe a similar content deal with Annapurna in exchange for some kind of bailout? No clue. If I learn any actual details more than an interest, Iíll share.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 10, 2019, 11:39:29 AM
I imagine Annapurna will need to do something. Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if Ellison became a freelance producer. That makes more sense than keeping the company afloat.

And as much as I love what Ellison has done and many Annapurna films there have been some decisions that have been baffling. Specifically the way too much moneys pent on Vice. Then again I really disliked that film.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 10, 2019, 11:43:26 AM
I imagine Annapurna will need to do something. Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if Ellison became a freelance producer. That makes more sense than keeping the company afloat.

And as much as I love what Ellison has done and many Annapurna films there have been some decisions that have been baffling. Specifically the way too much moneys pent on Vice. Then again I really disliked that film.
From what i read their financial woes only began when they started distributing their own movies.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on August 23, 2019, 05:37:18 PM
PTA interviewed QT at the DGA and raved Pitt.

I donít remember Pitt being rumored for this or a name thrown around but that would be a fantastic pairing
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on August 23, 2019, 05:43:54 PM
That would be a dream. There's definitely a PTA quality to the way Tarantino captures Pitt fading gorgeousness.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 23, 2019, 05:50:35 PM
Ugh now that this has been planted in my mind thereís nothing I wish to see more.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on August 23, 2019, 06:12:55 PM
After BN, Pitt had his agent call John Lesher to tell PTA he would do anything to be in the next PTA, even if it was just sweeping the floors.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 23, 2019, 06:16:05 PM
He should've hit up his girl Gwyneth when the time was right.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Something Spanish on August 23, 2019, 06:23:14 PM
I think they were still an item at the time Hard Eight was shot - early Ď95
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on August 23, 2019, 07:48:39 PM
Pitt also brought PTA up during his "post-divorce" GQ article. "Paul T. and Daniel Day".
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 24, 2019, 01:52:05 AM
Love Brad, and that would make perfect sense. If Leo can't (or doesn't want to) do it, then who would be a better choice than his own stuntman? :)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 27, 2019, 01:35:00 AM
Considering that the Haynes' movie with Ruffalo was announced literally the last moment last September and yet managed to complete the film and get a release by the end of this year, I would still hope for any news but honestly I'm not holding by breath either.

Also, after watching OUATIH, i realise how much the star status of its cast helped the movie to actually become a commercial hit, and how it would have quite possibly bombed under different circumstances (lots of people are complaining about not liking the film, but went to see it nevertheless). Can't but thinking what the fate of Inherent Vice would be if RDJ took the leading role instead of Joaquin (who nailed it, dont get me wrong). It will remain one of the big "what if" scenarios in PTA's filmography.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 27, 2019, 11:37:03 PM
Considering that the Haynes' movie with Ruffalo was announced literally the last moment last September and yet managed to complete the film and get a release by the end of this year, I would still hope for any news but honestly I'm not holding by breath either.

Also, after watching OUATIH, i realise how much the star status of its cast helped the movie to actually become a commercial hit, and how it would have quite possibly bombed under different circumstances (lots of people are complaining about not liking the film, but went to see it nevertheless). Can't but thinking what the fate of Inherent Vice would be if RDJ took the leading role instead of Joaquin (who nailed it, dont get me wrong). It will remain one of the big "what if" scenarios in PTA's filmography.

I think thatís mostly just Leo. Pitt has had his share of Box Office disappointments in the last decade(Allied, The Counselor, Killing Them Softly etc), whereas DiCaprio pretty much always delivers strong B.O. numbers. How else can you explain The Revenant making that kind of money?

For the most part, the traditional movie star has kind of died with the IP Franchise stuff taking over. Leo is one of the few exceptions.

As far as IV goes, would RDJ be that big of a draw outside of the MCU? Plus, IV got notoriously awful word of mouth. I donít see that being a hit in any scenario. It would have still been just as ďconfusingĒ and ďmeanderingĒ to the general public with RDJ as Doc, but maybe it could have gotten some extra cash before word of mouth took over.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on August 28, 2019, 01:07:18 AM
Considering that the Haynes' movie with Ruffalo was announced literally the last moment last September and yet managed to complete the film and get a release by the end of this year, I would still hope for any news but honestly I'm not holding by breath either.

Also, after watching OUATIH, i realise how much the star status of its cast helped the movie to actually become a commercial hit, and how it would have quite possibly bombed under different circumstances (lots of people are complaining about not liking the film, but went to see it nevertheless). Can't but thinking what the fate of Inherent Vice would be if RDJ took the leading role instead of Joaquin (who nailed it, dont get me wrong). It will remain one of the big "what if" scenarios in PTA's filmography.

I think thatís mostly just Leo. Pitt has had his share of Box Office disappointments in the last decade(Allied, The Counselor, Killing Them Softly etc), whereas DiCaprio pretty much always delivers strong B.O. numbers. How else can you explain The Revenant making that kind of money?

For the most part, the traditional movie star has kind of died with the IP Franchise stuff taking over. Leo is one of the few exceptions.

As far as IV goes, would RDJ be that big of a draw outside of the MCU? Plus, IV got notoriously awful word of mouth. I donít see that being a hit in any scenario. It would have still been just as ďconfusingĒ and ďmeanderingĒ to the general public with RDJ as Doc, but maybe it could have gotten some extra cash before word of mouth took over.

With The Revenant, you could practically smell Leoís B.O. numbers right off the screen.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on August 29, 2019, 06:11:22 PM
I donít think there is any other actor that could have done Doc as well as Phoenix. Having RDJ would have raised the profile a bit, but it would have been a lesser movie, in my opinion.

In the end, IV was just too weird and divisive and niche to go over in a big way. Which is 100% perfect for Pynchon and a Pynchon adaptation.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 29, 2019, 07:06:17 PM
Considering that the Haynes' movie with Ruffalo was announced literally the last moment last September and yet managed to complete the film and get a release by the end of this year, I would still hope for any news but honestly I'm not holding by breath either.

Also, after watching OUATIH, i realise how much the star status of its cast helped the movie to actually become a commercial hit, and how it would have quite possibly bombed under different circumstances (lots of people are complaining about not liking the film, but went to see it nevertheless). Can't but thinking what the fate of Inherent Vice would be if RDJ took the leading role instead of Joaquin (who nailed it, dont get me wrong). It will remain one of the big "what if" scenarios in PTA's filmography.

I think thatís mostly just Leo. Pitt has had his share of Box Office disappointments in the last decade(Allied, The Counselor, Killing Them Softly etc), whereas DiCaprio pretty much always delivers strong B.O. numbers. How else can you explain The Revenant making that kind of money?

For the most part, the traditional movie star has kind of died with the IP Franchise stuff taking over. Leo is one of the few exceptions.

As far as IV goes, would RDJ be that big of a draw outside of the MCU? Plus, IV got notoriously awful word of mouth. I donít see that being a hit in any scenario. It would have still been just as ďconfusingĒ and ďmeanderingĒ to the general public with RDJ as Doc, but maybe it could have gotten some extra cash before word of mouth took over.

With The Revenant, you could practically smell Leoís B.O. numbers right off the screen.

Lol so true.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 29, 2019, 07:29:15 PM
I donít think there is any other actor that could have done Doc as well as Phoenix.

It's Joaquin's best performance.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Something Spanish on August 29, 2019, 07:59:30 PM
I donít think there is any other actor that could have done Doc as well as Phoenix.

It's Joaquin's best performance.

i'll second that, although freddy quell is just a hairlip behind
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 29, 2019, 08:00:52 PM
 :bravo:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 29, 2019, 11:37:46 PM
If Leo does actually do PTAís next movie or one soon, I can almost guarantee solid B.O. for Paul.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Freddie Dodd on August 30, 2019, 12:48:50 AM
Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler were cast at the height of their stardom, did shit for PTA commercial performance. Let's wait and find out how a Leo led movie would break Anderson into wider audiences.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on August 30, 2019, 08:40:01 AM
hopefully he's still working on the Tiffany Haddish project, i'm more curious about a female lead PTA film.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 30, 2019, 09:26:39 AM
hopefully he's still working on the Tiffany Haddish project, i'm more curious about a female lead PTA film.
Who knows how many projects he's got going on behind the scenes. It's cool to know he has at least two in development anyway.
PTA was said to be talking to DeNiro at some point last year as well!!!!!!

Has the the guy who said that he "knew" the casting completely vanished from here?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 30, 2019, 10:03:31 AM
Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler were cast at the height of their stardom, did shit for PTA commercial performance. Let's wait and find out how a Leo led movie would break Anderson into wider audiences.

true but I feel like no matter what film he is in Leo does command some box office numbers. It may not be amazing numbers but it might be something.

By the way where is the guy who started all of this regarding casting. He just dropped a bomb and walked away.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 30, 2019, 10:06:00 AM
Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler were cast at the height of their stardom, did shit for PTA commercial performance. Let's wait and find out how a Leo led movie would break Anderson into wider audiences.

true but I feel like no matter what film he is in Leo does command some box office numbers. It may not be amazing numbers but it might be something.

By the way where is the guy who started all of this regarding casting. He just dropped a bomb and walked away.

I checked there and he hasn't posted his May.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on September 01, 2019, 10:55:45 AM
I donít think there is any other actor that could have done Doc as well as Phoenix.

It's Joaquin's best performance.

i'll second that, although freddy quell is just a hairlip behind

Third, and add Two Lovers. Those 3 are his best.

TIFF market is about to begin. Maybe some announcement...Not holding my breath this time though.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on September 04, 2019, 03:25:59 PM
So...September arrives, and no word.   I don't think RDJ has announced his next project yet, though.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Something Spanish on September 04, 2019, 05:54:40 PM
Iím in no rush for news, the man gave us 3 masterpieces with a 5 year span, he can take his time with the next one.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on September 04, 2019, 11:35:54 PM
Given that 2020 will be one of the most crowded years of recent memory (new Fincher, new Dominik, new Nolan, new Spielberg, possibly new Glazer, new Apichatpong, new Charlie Kauffman, new Wes Anderson, new Villeneuve, new del Toro etc), perhaps a possible delay for 2021 shouldn't be such a bad idea.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 13, 2019, 09:09:38 PM
Was Pattinson one of the names previously floated around as the Lead?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on September 14, 2019, 01:30:14 AM
Was Pattinson one of the names previously floated around as the Lead?

the guy who brought the casting rumours had clearly ruled out Pattinson back in April
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Post by: Tdog on September 14, 2019, 05:54:22 AM
It was hinted at  being one of the following:

DeNiro
Penn
Downey Jr.
Franco

My guess would be that DeNiro or RDJ are the most likely candidates. Him and RDJ have wanting to work with each for years AND DeNiro said in an interview last year that he had met up with PTA. I could see PTA writing for both of them though.
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Post by: jviness02 on September 14, 2019, 08:41:28 PM
It was hinted at  being one of the following:

DeNiro
Penn
Downey Jr.
Franco

My guess would be that DeNiro or RDJ are the most likely candidates. Him and RDJ have wanting to work with each for years AND DeNiro said in an interview last year that he had met up with PTA. I could see PTA writing for both of them though.

DeNiro would be a dream come true.

But do we even trust this guy at this point after he bailed?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on September 14, 2019, 09:13:07 PM
Maybe Paul Thomas Anderson has put a price on the head of our main insider?

Anyway, it's definitely not starting principal photography this fall. I'd like to be wrong, but...

There's no reason to keep the project secret.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 14, 2019, 10:15:16 PM
It was hinted at  being one of the following:

DeNiro
Penn
Downey Jr.
Franco

My guess would be that DeNiro or RDJ are the most likely candidates. Him and RDJ have wanting to work with each for years AND DeNiro said in an interview last year that he had met up with PTA. I could see PTA writing for both of them though.

DeNiro would be a dream come true.

But do we even trust this guy at this point after he bailed?

It was reported after this guy posted that Leo ďpassedĒ on PTA, doesnít feel like a coincidence but maybe he got lucky/heard something vague
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Post by: Capote on September 15, 2019, 04:51:49 AM
How would DeNiro be cast in a role DiCaprio turned down? They're 30 years apart in age.
Also, hope he doesn't cast gimmicky actors like Sean Penn or James Franco.

Time for PTA to work with my boy Ryan Gosling.

Also, I hope he's not making that Tiffany Haddish film anymore. She's been very overexposed these past couple years and her schtick has worn off.
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Post by: pynchonikon on September 15, 2019, 05:41:00 AM
martinthwarrior (who is an old member of the pta thread in xixax from what i have seen and has been proved to be valid in the past, so I would take his words under consideration)  seemed pretty sure about the name of the lead when he was writing about it, and he also seemed as surprised as everyone when the name of DiCaprio was leaked.

so my speculation is that Leo was offered a supporting part that perhaps wasn't as showy as he wanted (like in the case of Django) and he preferred to move on with something more juicy like del Toro's (despite that he eventually dropped out) or Killers of Flower Moon.

I can see De Niro being offered a supporting role, as well, but not really a lead at this point.

I can't imagine Haddish leading a pta movie, too, perhaps she would fit better in an ensemble cast, but you never really know. Does he have another PDL in him?
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Post by: Tdog on September 15, 2019, 06:17:05 AM
I can see De Niro being offered a supporting role, as well, but not really a lead at this point.

I was hoping if anybody could work with DeNiro to give him a juicy lead and let him carry a movie again it would be PTA.

As for the Tiffany Haddish movie, who knows? I think Haddish said that her, PTA and Maya Rudolph were collaborating.
I'll say this: If they did a movie set in the jazz scene in 30's L.A (as was suggested by Haddish) then who would play the club owner?
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Post by: Drenk on September 15, 2019, 06:29:40 AM
Steve Buscemi.
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Post by: trytotell on September 15, 2019, 12:25:09 PM
Yeah, there are so many other black actresses I'd rather see him work with than Haddish. But perhaps his idea for that would be an ensemble. Whatever it is, I'd love to see him bring April Grace back for a role. The stealth MVP of Magnolia, IMO.

The DiCaprio thing was weird. It was just one tweet and it was mentioned as an aside. Maybe he just heard PTA was cooking up something and made calls around town wondering what it was, then found out there was no role for him. They all reported that he was in talks for Joker too, but apparently he never even met for the role and it was written specifically for Joaquin.

Martinthewarrior's exclusives for PT were more or less accurate. I believe him, just want another update.  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on September 17, 2019, 12:20:29 AM
martinthwarrior (who is an old member of the pta thread in xixax from what i have seen and has been proved to be valid in the past, so I would take his words under consideration)  seemed pretty sure about the name of the lead when he was writing about it, and he also seemed as surprised as everyone when the name of DiCaprio was leaked.

so my speculation is that Leo was offered a supporting part that perhaps wasn't as showy as he wanted (like in the case of Django) and he preferred to move on with something more juicy like del Toro's (despite that he eventually dropped out) or Killers of Flower Moon.

I can see De Niro being offered a supporting role, as well, but not really a lead at this point.

I can't imagine Haddish leading a pta movie, too, perhaps she would fit better in an ensemble cast, but you never really know. Does he have another PDL in him?

Good to know he can be trusted. I didnít mean to throw him under the bus. I was just curious.

I think it was hinted at that this would be a new lead, but I canít be the only one who would be perfectly OK with  Joaquin/PTA becoming the new DeNiro/Scorsese, right?
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Post by: Tdog on September 17, 2019, 09:51:08 AM
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I canít be the only one who would be perfectly OK with  Joaquin/PTA becoming the new DeNiro/Scorsese, right?

Here here!
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Post by: eward on September 17, 2019, 01:27:12 PM
I'm all about changing it up, but I'd be a liar if I said I don't secretly want them to work together again and again and again.

For some random reason, I really want PTA to cast him and DDL as brothers, whatever the context. I don't know why this tugs at me, but tug it does.
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Post by: wilberfan on September 17, 2019, 01:36:38 PM
Having just revisited The Master a couple of days ago at the Egyptian, Joaquin's powers are fresh in my mind--but I'd kind of like to see PTA work with someone new, since PTA's output is somewhat Kubrickian in frequency.   Someone recently mentioned Haddish's "schtick" isn't working anymore (it never worked for me, to be honest), so I'd prefer another choice there as well.  (Having said that, if he did work with Haddish, I can guarantee it would be the finest acting performance of her career.)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: d on September 17, 2019, 02:22:30 PM
The thing is Phoenix is simply the best living actor of his generation. More importantly, being such a great and versatile actor yet so wild and almost uncontrollable he and PTA seem such a perfect match. Given that DDL may indeed never be available again, I can't really think of any other living actor whom I would desperately like to see in PTA movie. Which makes the loss of PSH more painful again when I thing about it now. He might have been even a better match with PTA. Sure, it would be interesting to see Di Caprio, Pitt, De Niro, Cruise or Downey Jr in his next projects. Even for the marketing aspect of it. Or someone unexpected like Fassbender or Hardy. But I won't complain if we saw Phoenix in every single PTA movie from now on, not necessarily as a lead. He is just too good not to cast him. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on September 17, 2019, 02:35:00 PM
from a general perspective itís better to imagine pta swimming in fresh water
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Post by: trytotell on September 17, 2019, 03:13:21 PM
I'd like to see it, but more for Phoenix's benefit. As I've mentioned before, I haven't been exactly enamored with his career post-IV. PTA and James Gray seem to know how to use him in a way nobody else has been able to unlock.

I'd like new actors too, especially ones that will heavily and proudly promote the damn movie. Taking a break from casting media-shy actors as your leads would be good.
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Post by: pynchonikon on September 17, 2019, 04:17:41 PM
I haven't been exactly enamored with his career post-IV.

His only true misstep imo has been Mary Magdalene, but since he seems to have found happiness and peace in Rooney's wings i think we can forgive him. I find him solid in pretty much everything else (even in generic/meh occasions like Irrational Man or the biography of Callahan) and really good in the Ramsey's movie. Wish that the success of Joker will establish the masses' love for him, he really deserves it.

I could see him in everything PTA is planning from now on, but wouldn't say no to fresh casting challenges as well. Afterall, PTA has 8 films in nearly 25 years and he soon gets into his 50s, how many more bows does he have upon his quiver, assuming he will keep this pace and he wont go nuts like Terry Malick.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 17, 2019, 05:54:23 PM
Brad Pitt gushing over Phantom Thread. Can we get that collab already?
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Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on September 19, 2019, 01:53:32 PM
Phoenix is doing a Mike Mills movie this fall.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on September 19, 2019, 02:17:25 PM
Phoenix is doing a Mike Mills movie this fall.

It soon begins shooting and yet there was nothing known about it till today. Really impressive.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 24, 2019, 05:00:35 PM
The Mills project was listed on Production Weekly a few months ago but it had no plot details or casting announcement
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Post by: modage on September 26, 2019, 04:56:58 PM
There has literally never been a bad performance in a PTA movie and in many cases actors/actresses who work with him do their career-best work (Graham, Wahlberg, Sandler, etc.). So whether it's DiCaprio or Haddish or DeNiro, there's no reason to expect otherwise.
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Post by: Lempwick on September 27, 2019, 04:19:49 PM
Just got off the phone with Trump.  I let him know I can make this impeachment stuff go away if he investigates this project and gets back to us with some substantive information. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on September 28, 2019, 10:27:08 AM
I'd love to see PTA work with Eddie Murphy!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: baritobobb on October 01, 2019, 02:32:16 PM
Iím working with Tiffany Haddish tomorrow...might ask her if there are any updates on that front
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on October 01, 2019, 02:39:34 PM
Do it
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Post by: d on October 01, 2019, 02:40:21 PM
You definitely should.
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Post by: jenkins on October 01, 2019, 02:42:03 PM
oh baritobobb itís their soft spot
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: baritobobb on October 02, 2019, 09:52:32 AM
ďWorkin on itttĒ 🤷🏼‍♂️
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on October 02, 2019, 10:01:34 AM
ďWorkin on itttĒ 🤷🏼‍♂️

Should this be taken as "we have some ideas but we haven't discussed it since February" or "stay tuned for some announcements in the near future"?
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Post by: baritobobb on October 02, 2019, 10:06:09 AM
Iím thinking the former.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 02, 2019, 10:41:25 AM
It's kind of a non answer really. The PTA waiting game continues.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on October 10, 2019, 05:51:11 PM
It obviously isn't Franco. He's just had another metoo controversy and is now getting sued.

It had to be Downey Jr. Unless PTA was fucking with him yet again.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 11, 2019, 12:47:37 AM
I saw RDJ on Stern. He's starting to let the grey in now, starting to look a bit Ghoulardi!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on October 11, 2019, 01:00:21 AM
heís starting to look RDS
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 11, 2019, 05:42:12 AM
heís starting to look RDS
I always thought he looked more like Tony Curtis than Downey Sr!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: RudyBlatnoyd on October 12, 2019, 02:12:59 PM
For those who haven't seen it, in this new Jonny Greenwood interview on the Guardian website he's quoted as saying 'He saw Anderson at the Prom, he says, ďthrowing out a hundred film ideas Ö A horror film was something we discussed.Ē'

To me, this would suggest that any forthcoming PTA movie is still very much in its development stages and therefore probably quite a long way off, sadly.

Article is here: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/oct/09/radiohead-jonny-greenwood-cocaine-hook-me-up-recorder-group-classical-label
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: d on October 12, 2019, 04:01:28 PM
You might me right, sadly. But on the other hand, "throwing out a hundred film ideas" seems more like a loose talk, well... throwing ideas, not necessarily about the next project. I do not expect the next PTA project to be any more advanced now than "in development" but taking into consideration what PTA said during PT press tour about his age, passing time and his drive to make more feature films it seems really unlikely to me that the project is at "throwing ideas with Jonny Greenwood, no matter how close collaborators/friends they are" stage and he has nothing more than that. At least one script exists, if DiCaprio really turned it down, right? Could PTA completely abandon that one. Sure. How likely is it? Who knows but given what we know about his previous films, I do not think so. I bet that Greenwood knows about the next project but can't and won't discuss it with Guardian. But possible future ideas that may or may not happen who knows when? Why not.

Hope it's not just my wishful thinking because I am already really really impatient if not worried. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on November 01, 2019, 12:35:14 PM
And it's November, without a peep. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on November 03, 2019, 03:33:45 AM
It's pretty logical to assume that he's heading for 2021 by now.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on November 03, 2019, 09:42:27 AM
Correct he would have to start filming in January which isn't happening. Someone should change the thread title.
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Post by: jenkins on November 03, 2019, 11:57:17 AM
nah this would all be way funnier if the thread title stayed the same
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: d on November 03, 2019, 12:03:32 PM
Someone should change the thread title.

Please don't. Hope dies last.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on November 12, 2019, 08:14:47 AM
It enters in production in February. Set in the seventies about a child actor in high school.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/news/paul-thomas-anderson-sets-1970s-high-school-movie-2020-production-1254077?__twitter_impression=true
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Post by: trytotell on November 12, 2019, 08:16:06 AM
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Post by: Something Spanish on November 12, 2019, 08:18:46 AM
Would be great if itís and end of year release.
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Post by: eward on November 12, 2019, 08:34:04 AM
Please don't cast Timothee Chalamet.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on November 12, 2019, 08:39:01 AM
Paul Dano doesn't age so there's always that.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lempwick on November 12, 2019, 08:43:36 AM
They gotta cast Lil Timmy Tim.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on November 12, 2019, 08:49:17 AM
So, not set in present day and no lead/castmembers set yet. So, that poster was way off or this is a different script?

He hinted that this would be an ensemble which seems to be confirmed here.
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Post by: axxonn on November 12, 2019, 08:56:38 AM
Finally!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on November 12, 2019, 09:03:37 AM
They gotta cast Lil Timmy Tim.

Worth noting though that the gender of the role is not indicated, perhaps this could be the first female-led PTA feature? That'd be a welcome change.
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Post by: Pringle on November 12, 2019, 11:01:44 AM
This has strong OUTIA and Roma vibes.
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Post by: wilberfan 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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Post by: Lewton 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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Post by: wilberfan on November 12, 2019, 12:59:38 PM
Interesting speculative Twitter thread from C&RV: 

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Post by: Tdog 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?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan 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.

Source (https://thefilmstage.com/news/paul-thomas-andersons-next-film-to-begin-production-in-february/)
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Post by: Tdog on November 12, 2019, 01:24:10 PM
Another thought: which real life person will the lead be based on?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on November 12, 2019, 01:31:30 PM
So that old poster was a liar?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward 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...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon 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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Post by: pynchonikon 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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Post by: WorldForgot 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.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on November 12, 2019, 10:00:49 PM
He's not wrong, of course...

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton 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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Post by: pynchonikon 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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Post by: BigSock on November 13, 2019, 03:02:46 AM
PTA is following in Altmanís footsteps and dropping his very own O.C. And Stiggs
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Post by: csage97 on November 13, 2019, 12:50:23 PM
I'm greatly excited by the chance of him working with a younger cast. All the actors mentioned by Pynchonikos (great name, by the way) would be awesome. Can't wait for photos of the production to eventually start rolling out. It's always an exciting time when that happens.
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Post by: wilberfan on November 13, 2019, 01:00:01 PM
I'm looking forward to another year of excited anticipation, speculation, and tallying just how many Xixax lurkers surface and weigh-in again.  ;)
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Post by: csage97 on November 13, 2019, 01:11:46 PM
I'm looking forward to another year of excited anticipation, speculation, and tallying just how many Xixax lurkers surface and weigh-in again.  ;)

Lol, I have certainly resurfaced. :)
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Post by: wilberfan on November 13, 2019, 01:13:37 PM
Yes, I recognized you.  It's what prompted the comment...   :yabbse-grin:
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Post by: jenkins on November 13, 2019, 03:21:08 PM
i liked when the ptaheads were a frothing hot mess distressed in a world without a confirmed new movie, but also iím glad to see it happen for yíall

itís fair to surmise that high school movie or otherwise pta makes oscar nomination movies, so itís going to be dec 20 or another long patch of waiting, rest easy
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Post by: Find Your Magali on November 13, 2019, 03:32:33 PM
Resurfacing!

I think just as important as thinking about how PTA might tackle the "high school" genre is thinking about why he wants it to be in the 1970s. Clearly, the tone, atmosphere and mindset of the day will play a big role in the story told. Also, the 1970s are not monotone. A movie set in 1971 could have a far different feel than one set in 1975 or 1979. Once we get a narrower focus on the year it's set, that might give us some insight into the story he wants to tell.

Also, integration and busing were two huge and ongoing factors through the Los Angeles School District during the decade. Unless it's just a straight-up comedy (doubtful), PTA would fold in some of the narratives of those racial tensions to the movie.

I also find it fascinating that PTA and I are the same age, meaning our most vivid school days are the 1980s, and yet he has a really sharp interest in the 1970s, which means his own personal lens on that decade is as someone in their single digits, age-wise. I could do all sorts of writing about what American suburban schools were like in the 1980s, because I lived it. PTA could too. Yet he chooses to go just a little backward into a decade that he certainly views with some fusion of childhood perspective and a potentially skewed nostalgia gleaned from pop culture and the stories of the adults who raised him.
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Post by: eward on November 13, 2019, 03:40:40 PM
Yet he chooses to go just a little backward into a decade that he certainly views with some fusion of childhood perspective and a potentially skewed nostalgia gleaned from pop culture and the stories of the adults who raised him.

Don't forget he has several older siblings, who surely must have aided in the development of his various tastes, and it's not unlikely he knew/grew up in relatively close proximity to at least a few successful child actors at that time as well.
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Post by: wilberfan on November 13, 2019, 10:09:31 PM
Interesting, but I think we can do a lot better.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on November 14, 2019, 03:02:38 AM
(Edited this a few times while trying to organize this rambling post.)

I think just as important as thinking about how PTA might tackle the "high school" genre is thinking about why he wants it to be in the 1970s.

This is just in response to what you said about the 80s vs the 70s as it relates to PTA. What came to mind for me was this comment he made about 70s movies. He basically said he's not as obsessed with the movies of the 70s as others are, and that he tries to emulate films from the 1930s or something like that? But I'm assuming there will be movies within this movie, like in Tarantino's OUATIH.

But there's a difference between emulating a filmmaking style and representing a filmmaking milieu. It's possible that he'll be much more interested in the latter in this case. But he obviously still likes movies from the 70s so maybe I'm overthinking this.

Still, this makes me wonder if this high school movie might be more about television than feature films. I mean, the child actor character is said to be "successful." Doing a lot of commercials could be considered "successful." Television shows, too.

In other words, it's not clear what the industrial context is going to be. Is the template going to be closer to like... Jodie Foster's career after Taxi Driver or maybe someone like Barry Williams in The Brady Bunch?

And if it involves the world of television in some respect, then that makes me think of these comments PTA made in an article about his father. I wonder if anything like this might crop up in the new film, especially since there will supposedly be intersecting storylines:

Quote
"From time to time I've thought about making a film about that era of local TV and the kind of Wild West lawlessness and the things that could happen. When my dad was doing it, it wasn't national, it was local. And it felt like lunch time was drinking time and you could come back to work totally hammered."

https://www.cleveland.com/tv/2013/01/ghoulardi_at_50_tim_conway_jim.html

That joins a few other ideas that he's mentioned but has yet to utilize. I recall something like a "families at war" idea from before TWBB. That one may never happen because I think it effectively turned into TWBB? But I wonder if that and/or the television idea was rattling around on his computer and if they've now resurfaced in some form through this new script. (Plus, there's that "wide open spaces" comment. And the two ideas Tiffany Haddish has mentioned: South Central L.A. in the 30s or 40s, and something set in the 1600s in England. Both of those sounded really promising so I hope they will still happen one day.)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: RudyBlatnoyd on November 14, 2019, 04:00:11 AM
Total guess, but I wouldn't be surprised if this was loosely based on PTA's own childhood experiences and features an adult character, perhaps the father of the child at its centre, or one of the child's bosses, inspired by Ernie Anderson/Ghoulardi. Possibly played by RDJ?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on November 14, 2019, 05:14:13 AM
Sherlock Holmes 3 is said to start shooting in January, so I don't see RDJ being in this after all.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on November 14, 2019, 06:48:15 AM
Total guess, but I wouldn't be surprised if this was loosely based on PTA's own childhood experiences and features an adult character, perhaps the father of the child at its centre, or one of the child's bosses, inspired by Ernie Anderson/Ghoulardi. Possibly played by RDJ?

Interesting idea! It would have been very interesting to see Leonardo DiCaprio play the father of a child actor considering his own history.

Update: Oh well I guess he'll have to just work with Joaquin again for that part! I'm imagining a scene like the processing scene from The Master but with Joaquin and his actor kid running lines for an audition together really intensely!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on November 14, 2019, 07:18:21 AM
I'm imagining a scene like the processing scene from The Master but with Joaquin and his actor kid running lines for an audition together really intensely!

If there is such a scene in the screenplay, I 'll literally bounce off the walls.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on November 14, 2019, 09:21:50 AM
I don't think Joaquin will be in this. He's doing that Mike Mills movie. Plus, he's campaigning for Joker.

I don't buy that DiCaprio ever had anything to do with this. People read way too much into one vague tweet that was never backed up.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Sleepless on November 14, 2019, 10:13:20 AM
A few unconnected thoughts:

My immediate thought was this would be related to TV rather than movies. Perhaps because his father was in the TV biz, but also because of quiz kids Donnie Smith & Stanley Spector.

This article from Feb 2018: Paul Thomas Anderson Is Working On A Family-Friendly Script With His Eight-Year-Old Daughter (https://www.indiewire.com/2018/02/paul-thomas-anderson-working-script-daughter-lucy-1201931219/)

Also, integration and busing were two huge and ongoing factors through the Los Angeles School District during the decade. Unless it's just a straight-up comedy (doubtful), PTA would fold in some of the narratives of those racial tensions to the movie.

I would be interested to see him tackle something along these lines.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on November 14, 2019, 10:31:53 AM
Take it with a grain of salt, but there's a rumor floating around that he was/is looking for a Mixed-race girl.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on November 14, 2019, 10:41:44 AM

Still, this makes me wonder if this high school movie might be more about television than feature films. I mean, the child actor character is said to be "successful." Doing a lot of commercials could be considered "successful." Television shows, too.

In other words, it's not clear what the industrial context is going to be. Is the template going to be closer to like... Jodie Foster's career after Taxi Driver or maybe someone like Barry Williams in The Brady Bunch?


God, I hope itís about a child TV actor instead of a child film actor. For one, a child TV actor will be dealing with fame on a completely different level than a movie actor, having appeared on their peersí television sets week after week. Also, most importantly (for me anyway), I love PTAís take on bad acting, multicam shots, studio audiences, etc. I adore that shit.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on November 14, 2019, 10:48:00 AM
"Movie of the Week."
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on November 14, 2019, 11:34:06 AM
If he sets it in the very early 1970s, it could work as a companion piece to Inherent Vice. Maybe even doing that movie gave PTA some ideas that he couldn't quite work into an adaptation of someone else's work. Plus the idea of the days of independent local TV were still in swing then. Maybe a Ghoulardi type moves from Ohio to Los Angeles and his kid becomes a TV actor. So it could be half-autobiographical and half stuff that PTA grooves on writing about.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on November 14, 2019, 12:39:44 PM
I don't think Joaquin will be in this. He's doing that Mike Mills movie. Plus, he's campaigning for Joker.

The idea of Joaquin turning down a PTA movie so he can do an Oscar campaign is goofy as fuck.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on November 14, 2019, 01:17:04 PM
I don't think Joaquin will be in this. He's doing that Mike Mills movie. Plus, he's campaigning for Joker.

The idea of Joaquin turning down a PTA movie so he can do an Oscar campaign is goofy as fuck.

Yeah, he's filming the Mike Mills thing now supposedly, but then I can't imagine him Oscar campaigning VS working again with PTA. GOOFBALLS!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on November 14, 2019, 01:32:15 PM
Need a Philip Baker Hall scene or cameo.

And Melora Walters and Don Cheadle as teachers.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on November 14, 2019, 01:35:07 PM
Maybe a photo of a young PSH in the trophy case near the gym...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on November 14, 2019, 01:57:48 PM
I rewatched PDL recently and laughed at everything Luis GuzmŠn did.

Please bring some of them back.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on November 14, 2019, 02:17:57 PM
I rewatched PDL recently and laughed at everything Luis GuzmŠn did.

"Chair broke!" is my favorite bit.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on November 14, 2019, 02:20:53 PM
I rewatched PDL recently and laughed at everything Luis GuzmŠn did.

"Chair broke!" is my favorite bit.

The look on his face when Lena is asking Barry out is my personal favorite
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on November 14, 2019, 02:26:44 PM
I don't think Joaquin will be in this. He's doing that Mike Mills movie. Plus, he's campaigning for Joker.

The idea of Joaquin turning down a PTA movie so he can do an Oscar campaign is goofy as fuck.

That's not what I meant obviously. He's got a lot going on. I doubt he'll be in this.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on November 14, 2019, 02:51:58 PM
given the immensity of joauquinís showcased character frustrations it seems difficult imagining him in an ensemble piece, related to high school characters no less. i donít think the um older people can outshine the students you know
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on November 14, 2019, 03:40:10 PM
Nah, no Phoenix please.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on November 14, 2019, 04:43:10 PM
The movie is centered around a high school kid and the first Xixax casting suggestions are Mark Rylance, Philip Baker Hall, and a dead-for-five-years Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on November 14, 2019, 05:09:57 PM
Young peeps who could inhabit a PTA HS flick:

Amandla Stenberg (she's also a great musician, a sensibility i think PTA is tuned into, and like she's due for a role that demands more than CBS Films-lvl sentiment)
Ashton Sanders
Caleb McLaughlin
Elsie Fisher (No brainer, I think her performance under PTA's direction would feel more authentic than most her contemporaries)
Elle Fanning
Griffin Gluck
Isabella Merced (nťe Moner) (probably the best bit of Sicario 2? definitely the best performance in Instant Family)
Sasha Pieterse (you're not Dr Rudy... -- have her play someone's older sibling or a college townie)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on November 14, 2019, 05:42:49 PM
It's tough to guess the lead because of two reasons
1)will he cast an actor at his twenties (like Wahlberg who was 25 at the the time of the BN filming) or an actual 16-18 years old dude?
2)will he go with a well-known name or a new talk of the town (I doubt but wouldn't be surprised)?
If he wants to bring a 20s guy on board, then I would put Timothee highly on the list, since he still looks well enough for a high schooler, and seems to have free time (the second part of Dune won't be filmed any time very soon). He could also very well take a supporting part (given the ensemble nature of the film), but i would be surprised if he won't make at least an effort to participate in this, considering how much love for PTA he showed last year.
If he wants to make things more natural and proceed with a younger actor, my personal choice would be Jaeden Martell, I think he fits the bill since he actually moved to LA at a young age and participated in lots of commercials as a kid. I could see Elsie Fisher as his romantic interest, too.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on November 14, 2019, 05:49:06 PM
will the lead be female actually? perhaps a narrative tapestry without a sense of a leader?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on November 14, 2019, 06:02:21 PM
I actually opened this thread to post something like "I hope he brings David Warshofsky back!" and then I saw Pringle's post, lol.

The movie is centered around a high school kid and the first Xixax casting suggestions are Mark Rylance, Philip Baker Hall, and a dead-for-five-years Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Within reason, I'd have mentioned Rylance regardless of the genre or the (potentially misleading) synopsis. I think I was even going to mention him way before this news broke, but I ended up focusing on Jesse Plemons or someone else. But like I said in the post, I just think they should work together, whether on this film or another one. Does anyone else here agree that would be fantastic? (Rylance is actually playing "four versions of Satan" in an upcoming Terrence Malick film (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/sep/09/mark-rylance-satan-terrence-malick-geza-rohrig-matthias-schoenaerts-the-last-planet) (!), but I think he already started production on that in October.)

EDIT: Removed the rest of my post because it was kind of annoying me in retrospect lol (simply because it was too rambling and hypothetical and, in parts, tangential to what little we even know about this movie). As fun as it is to guess about who PTA might cast or what this movie will be like, etc., I'm personally just going to wait until there's something more concrete before getting carried away with longwinded "what if?" posts. This is not to say I'm not enjoying some of the input from others, though, since some good points have been raised... so, needless to say, please carry on.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ForTheHungryBoy on November 14, 2019, 06:11:27 PM
Tiffany haddish  :shock:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on November 14, 2019, 10:02:34 PM
A lot of the examples in my last post can be placed into a category of younger TV or film performances. So some of those are only tangentially or broadly relevant to this topic, if at all. I guess I just haven't seen many examples of films with actual high school aged actors.

Haven't even seen Dazed & Confused or Booksmart or Lady Bird, if those are even applicable in that way? I mean, Saoirse Ronan is now 25 and Chalamet is 23. What's a recent-ish (and good) high school movie where one of the main actors matched--either exactly or approximately--the age of the characters?

Jena Malone in Donnie Darko is all that's coming to mind right now and that's not at all recent.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on November 14, 2019, 10:40:08 PM
The movie is centered around a high school kid and the first Xixax casting suggestions are Mark Rylance, Philip Baker Hall, and a dead-for-five-years Philip Seymour Hoffman.


I donít know why this was so funny to me, but I literally did a spit take.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on November 15, 2019, 02:47:30 AM
Good old fashioned fun. This is like the first few moments of charades -- PTA just moves his hand counter-clockwise and everyone starts shouting out the first thing that pops into their heads.  Its...an important part of the process.

Personally my fave is the Vince Froio part of the cycle, I can't wait til next spring.

(https://xixax.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F_YFbXKOW1NoQ%2FR033liNw4OI%2FAAAAAAAAAv4%2F8VDn58NH4wk%2Fs400%2Fdaniel%2Bday%2Blewis%2Bwrong%2Bpicture%2Bfrom%2Bpeople%2Bmagazine.bmp&hash=c320afad1b05039c7a24c6ee8e58ac0a5526064e)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on November 15, 2019, 06:33:11 AM
My hope is that my ramblings will be somewhat vindicated when Mark Rylance is cast as the school principal or something.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ForTheHungryBoy on November 15, 2019, 08:54:50 AM
Good old fashioned fun. This is like the first few moments of charades -- PTA just moves his hand counter-clockwise and everyone starts shouting out the first thing that pops into their heads.  Its...an important part of the process.

Personally my fave is the Vince Froio part of the cycle, I can't wait til next spring.

(https://xixax.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F_YFbXKOW1NoQ%2FR033liNw4OI%2FAAAAAAAAAv4%2F8VDn58NH4wk%2Fs400%2Fdaniel%2Bday%2Blewis%2Bwrong%2Bpicture%2Bfrom%2Bpeople%2Bmagazine.bmp&hash=c320afad1b05039c7a24c6ee8e58ac0a5526064e)
Lol unbelievable
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on November 15, 2019, 12:39:16 PM
What's a recent-ish (and good) high school movie where one of the main actors matched--either exactly or approximately--the age of the characters?

Eighth Grade
(yes, I know, but come on, it's the year before high school so just, yeah, it's good, authentic)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on November 16, 2019, 12:43:25 AM
My hope is that my ramblings will be somewhat vindicated when Mark Rylance is cast as the school principal or something.

Mark Rylance is playing the lead student. PTA is making a dramatic version of his boy Sandlerís film Billy Madison.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on November 16, 2019, 10:53:35 AM
I was wondering what was the last time an actor had to actually pass from audition in order to get the lead role in one of his films? We know for sure that PDL was written for Sandler, both TWBB and PT were written for DDL, PTA himself has said that he always wanted Joaquin for the role of Freddie (was that the case with Sportello, too? I guess so). So it's been a while, right? Which makes the whole thing even more interesting (and fits with the ensemble-cast rumour).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on November 16, 2019, 01:16:19 PM
This may be stretching your definition a bit, considering that sheís not the main draw of the film, but Vicky Krieps auctioned for Phantom Thread.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Reelist on November 16, 2019, 01:29:35 PM
Vicky Krieps auctioned for Phantom Thread.

Jeez. Rough industry over there in Luxembourg
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ForTheHungryBoy on November 17, 2019, 11:17:53 PM
I was wondering what was the last time an actor had to actually pass from audition in order to get the lead role in one of his films? We know for sure that PDL was written for Sandler, both TWBB and PT were written for DDL, PTA himself has said that he always wanted Joaquin for the role of Freddie (was that the case with Sportello, too? I guess so). So it's been a while, right? Which makes the whole thing even more interesting (and fits with the ensemble-cast rumour).

I recall reading somewhere that Rob Downey Jr was considered first for IV, and JP was a semi fill in
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on November 18, 2019, 06:06:36 PM
If we're talking casting possibilities, then I can see Jennifer Jason Leigh playing a role in this. They've known each other a long time, he said circa The Master he wanted to work with her, SFV high school makes one think of Fast Times, etc. All this Marriage Story stuff has made me think of her.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: putneyswipe on November 25, 2019, 12:57:18 AM
Sure it's been mentioned but thematically this seems to jive heavy with all these Haim music videos? We all know "the Master" doesn't do anything without a purpose...

Since I heard the news I've had Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" stuck in my head. The lyrics seem to have some thematic resonance:

"She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis
Loves horses and her boyfriend too
It's a long day, livin' in Reseda
There's a freeway, runnin' through the yard

All the vampires, walkin' through the valley
Move west down Ventura Boulevard
And all the bad boys are standing in the shadows
And the good girls are home with broken hearts"

I'm really digging the idea of a female-centered high school film expanding off the PTA-valleyverse.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on November 25, 2019, 01:46:54 AM
I'm having a strong feeling, too, that the HAIM will have a role in this, one way or another. The possibility of a Rock n Roll High School-type of subplot, with them instead of Ramones, sounds a hell of a fun to me. Not that I'm comparing the two bands, but you get the idea.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on November 25, 2019, 02:17:28 AM
there's no reason to think it won't happen, that Haim won't somehow be a part of the movie, but i also don't think there's a reason to think it will happen. it just might
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on November 25, 2019, 03:26:23 AM
Come on. They have no charisma. And probably can't act. They'll get a cameo but that's it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on November 25, 2019, 04:50:25 AM
Well Joanna Newsom is not a legend or sth either, yet i belong to the supporters of her involvement in IV, and I don't see why Paul wouldn't want to try sth similar. As for the soundtrack, will Jonny surely be available? But again who knows, these are just speculations.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on December 09, 2019, 11:43:35 AM
I hereby decree that it's time for some casting news or rumors!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on December 10, 2019, 12:02:16 PM
I'm going to guess there will be nothing til January as Hollywood essentially shuts down the last 2 weeks of Christmas. Still we can hop.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on December 10, 2019, 12:25:18 PM
And hop we shall.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on December 10, 2019, 12:47:23 PM
 :bravo:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on December 16, 2019, 11:22:02 AM
Can we get the first casting announcements this week as a Christmas present?  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on December 16, 2019, 11:35:47 AM
Can we get the first casting announcements this week as a Christmas present?  :yabbse-grin:

That would be the best Christmas present.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on December 18, 2019, 11:47:18 AM
Focus Features is releasing this and it starts shooting this summer.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on December 18, 2019, 12:18:22 PM
Well, some news! Always seemed likely he would go with Focus again. Goodbye 2020 though, I guess.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on December 18, 2019, 01:17:22 PM
Quote
Anderson will produce the new project with his longtime collaborators JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi. Focus Features will distribute the film in North America, while its parent company Universal Pictures will handle its international rollout.

Quote
ďThere is simply no other filmmaker like Paul Thomas Anderson,Ē Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski said in a statement. ďHe is a true original who consistently mesmerizes fans with unparalleled vision and storytelling.  We are beyond thrilled to be teaming up once again with Paul, JoAnne and Daniel.Ē

This gives me an opportunity to ask about financing, etc:  Who's paying the production costs, etc?  How does that all work?  What does "teaming up" imply about whose money is being spent?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Something Spanish on December 18, 2019, 02:02:13 PM
Goodbye 2020 though, I guess.

Goodbye to 2020, hello to 2021. Make sure you snort it back quick and hard...
It's the drip, the drip's the best part.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on December 18, 2019, 02:02:31 PM
This is happy news, I thought they did a great job with the Phantom Thread rollout and awards campaign, for sure the best since CMBB.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on December 18, 2019, 03:03:41 PM
Cannes 2021. Here we go.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on December 18, 2019, 04:10:54 PM
Depending on the tone, they should try a spring/summer 2021 release date for this. That strategy has really worked well for some like Wes. Something different than the usual October/December releases.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on December 18, 2019, 05:17:43 PM
well itís maybe a different kind of movie so thatís possible probably. the end of the year is oscar season is why thatís been going on. not to say that his new movie wonít be oscar worthy, just that it might not be such an explicitly oscar movie
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on December 18, 2019, 05:36:45 PM
On the one hand, I 'm a bit sad as 2021 feels too far already (though next year we'll be occupied with info concerning the cast, the plot, the staff etc). On the other hand, I always thought that a late 2020 release wouldn't be the best idea with all the awards-potentials and the blockbusters that are expected to dominate in the box-office. Also, spring/summer period of shooting just seems perfect for the high-school concept, and a 2021 spring/summer wide release also feels great (December of 2021 is dead zone cause of Avatar), I could see this premiering in Berlin or Cannes to get some buzz, i guess it depends on how award-worthy it will turn out to be.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on December 18, 2019, 07:40:02 PM
If theyíre still hiring when I get to LA I am so trying to get on this movie. Daniel Lupi worked with many of my Joker friends on West Side Story, can try to milk that.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on December 19, 2019, 03:26:43 AM
There are whispers here and there (nothing certain or confirmed) that the small filming delay happened in order to accommodate to some schedules. We'll wait and see.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on December 19, 2019, 11:00:25 AM
There are whispers here and there (nothing certain or confirmed) that the small filming delay happened in order to accommodate to some schedules. We'll wait and see.

Casting wise? Then it must be some very big names. Otherwise, I can't see him waiting.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on December 19, 2019, 11:03:17 AM
BRAD PITT. (I'll make it true, by the power of my mind.)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on December 19, 2019, 11:42:15 AM
Brad Pitt playing a high school student with The Irishman de-aging.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on December 19, 2019, 12:34:40 PM
Casting wise? Then it must be some very big names. Otherwise, I can't see him waiting.

I could see him waiting for Jonny.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on December 19, 2019, 01:09:05 PM
Brad going into the first read-through of the script, right after Oscars' party, with a coffee on his right hand and the little golden man on the left one, just making jokes about it and staff. Wouldn't that be awesome?

But seriously, Focus' announcement seemed pretty enthusiastic to me, so I 'm wondering how much they really believe in this project as a potential awards contender (or even a fine box office performer, depending on the nature of the film), and how much they are willing to spend on this. Will it be his usual standard of 25-35 millions budget (without counting the additional marketing costs), or more? Could a cast of A-listers help the whole thing in that way (like in OUATIH)?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on December 19, 2019, 01:18:30 PM
honestly, i think they really believe in it, based on how they expressed that
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on December 19, 2019, 02:55:37 PM
Could a cast of A-listers help the whole thing in that way (like in OUATIH)?

I know that PTA has it in him to make another Boogie Nights-lvl bop, but it doesn't seem like he's been interested in OUATIH/Tarantino type of mainstream engagement for a while.

His most star-studded cast, Inherent Vice, has been his most dense.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on December 19, 2019, 03:40:14 PM
I think Pitt is rumored for Chazelle's new film, which is scheduled to film around the same time. It's not confirmed yet, though.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on December 19, 2019, 03:43:48 PM
Ew.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Freddie Dodd on December 19, 2019, 04:22:44 PM
Could a cast of A-listers help the whole thing in that way (like in OUATIH)?

I know that PTA has it in him to make another Boogie Nights-lvl bop, but it doesn't seem like he's been interested in OUATIH/Tarantino type of mainstream engagement for a while.

His most star-studded cast, Inherent Vice, has been his most dense.

Boogie Nights/Magnolia were similarly star-studded, though in retrospectively as much of that cast weren't stars yet like Philip Seymour Hoffman. Anderson has made clear from interviews he's shred away from the kinetic stylization of his earlier films, mainly just thinking this was all boisterous and stand-off to a fault. I'm not sure he'll get much big names, if there is anyone in the upcoming cast that has credible name recognition. I think Anderson will stick to a primarily young up and comer cast that hasn't established their presence in the industry.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on December 19, 2019, 05:38:17 PM
Anderson has made clear from interviews he's shred away from the kinetic stylization of his earlier films, mainly just thinking this was all boisterous and stand-off to a fault.

I'm not convinced he's shied away from it as a general rule (unless he literally said that in which case my bad), just whatever approach he feels tells the story best. Hard Eight is as sedate as Master or IV - Phantom Thread felt like a stylistic blend of his earlier and more recent approaches - some sequences veering toward the Kinetic, others more locked off.
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Post by: trytotell on December 19, 2019, 08:45:29 PM
Could a cast of A-listers help the whole thing in that way (like in OUATIH)?

I know that PTA has it in him to make another Boogie Nights-lvl bop, but it doesn't seem like he's been interested in OUATIH/Tarantino type of mainstream engagement for a while.

His most star-studded cast, Inherent Vice, has been his most dense.

Boogie Nights/Magnolia were similarly star-studded, though in retrospectively as much of that cast weren't stars yet like Philip Seymour Hoffman. Anderson has made clear from interviews he's shred away from the kinetic stylization of his earlier films, mainly just thinking this was all boisterous and stand-off to a fault. I'm not sure he'll get much big names, if there is anyone in the upcoming cast that has credible name recognition. I think Anderson will stick to a primarily young up and comer cast that hasn't established their presence in the industry.

It's said to be an ensemble, so I'm sure they'll be some names even if it's a smaller role. He's never made a film without at least one big name (SLJ was already big when he did Hard Eight).
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Post by: itwasgood on December 19, 2019, 10:20:36 PM
There are whispers here and there (nothing certain or confirmed) that the small filming delay happened in order to accommodate to some schedules. We'll wait and see.
Ugh, if it's true, this very much could be Timothee Chalamet, couldn't it?
Chalamet is going to do a play in London which runs from April to late May.
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Post by: Tdog on December 20, 2019, 12:58:06 PM
What's wrong with Chalamet?
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Post by: Drenk on December 20, 2019, 03:52:30 PM
After Call Me, he's been quite awful, trying too hard, but PTA always pushes actors to their A game...

(I really don't like Shasta in IV but she nails her long monologue.)
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Post by: polkablues on December 20, 2019, 05:13:03 PM
Chalamet's one of those actors where you can always see the actor acting underneath the character. He's a talented kid, and he's got a ton of potential, but he always feels a bit in over his head to me, especially when he's alongside a really effortless actor like Saoirse Ronan.
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Post by: pynchonikon on December 21, 2019, 01:07:40 PM
There is no reason for an argument concerning Timmy's acting abilities (I'm not impressed by his post-CMBYN choices, but I think he would nail it, no matter how big role he was given, in a PTA film). I would be happy to see him participating in this (maybe not as a high-schooler), but the possibility of his involvement depends clearly on when the cameras are actually starting to shoot. The latest report is a bit undefined, the "Spring/Summer" thing could mean from late March or early April till June, but it could also mean from late May till August as well (Phantom Thread apparently lasted from late January to late April). There isn't even an expected release date yet. PT was always aiming for late 2017, which was formally confirmed in late March by Focus at Cinema Con. Could they, by then, make the whole thing clearer this time as well? I guess quite possibly.
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Post by: polkablues on December 21, 2019, 04:22:18 PM
PTA made Mark Wahlberg look like a great actor, and was the first person to see what Adam Sandler was capable of, so Iím not going to be too skeptical of whoever he decides to cast.
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Post by: Lempwick on December 21, 2019, 05:26:47 PM
PTA is working on a new script and discussed to Leo DiCaprio


Going back to this tweet, he never actually says DiCaprio passed on the PTA or Inarritu projects, just that he chose Nightmare Alley as his next project (which he then passed on).    DiCaprio says in this interview from earlier this week that he's been talking to Inarritu about some things, meaning he hasn't "passed" on that project, which could be the same for PTA's movie:

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DEADLINE: Alejandro Gonzalez IŮŠrritu hasnít made a movie since.

DICAPRIO: No, he hasnít. Weíve been talking about some things.
But in terms of gearing up for these things, Iím not going to give you a massive song and dance about the difficulties. I get nauseated when I hear people talk about how difficult the industry is. That makes me nauseous because weíre so f*cking lucky to do what we do. But you want to have a real life that affects who you are as an artist, and you want to have a sense of normalcy. Thatís all. And yeah, that movie was an exhausting experience, and then you do the whole campaign afterward, all that stuff. And then you go find what speaks to you. Thatís all. Really saying OK, this is a unique filmmaker, and a story, and a character that I can really delve into. Thatís all. Nothing really that profound at the end of the day.

https://deadline.com/2019/12/leonardo-dicaprio-once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-career-future-interview-1202813571/ (https://deadline.com/2019/12/leonardo-dicaprio-once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-career-future-interview-1202813571/)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on December 24, 2019, 11:47:11 AM
Makes me wonder if Darius Khondji will be the DP on the film. Half of the podcast with Sadfie brothers is a them raving about him.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on December 24, 2019, 10:07:07 PM
He shot Anima
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Post by: melaniehaynes on December 25, 2019, 05:34:16 PM
When does this start shooting? Fall right
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Post by: trytotell on December 25, 2019, 11:19:22 PM
When does this start shooting? Fall right

Spring/Summer.
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Post by: Find Your Magali on December 28, 2019, 09:10:22 PM
Obviously, we don't know a ton about the plot, but it's not immediately obvious where Leo fits in as the must-have piece in an ensemble high school drama. Though he's now at the point where he could easily play the father of an 18-year-old involved in the Hollywood scene. Has Leo ever really played a parent? Could be a juicy opportunity for him to graduate to that kind of role, an interesting new dynamic. He's been on the "son" end of the equation a lot, but not dad.

His schedule is PACKED, though.
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Post by: pynchonikon on December 29, 2019, 12:17:56 AM
Has Leo ever really played a parent?

He did in Shutter Island and Wolf of Wall Street and the Revenant, it didn't turn out very well for the kids in all three cases lol.

I think the real question is, could Leo (or someone with the same stardom as him) discuss for a role similar to Tom Cruise in Magnolia? (I'm not talking about the nature of the character, but about the screentime and the role within the story, being the big star of the movie but at the same time a single piece of a bigger whole).
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Post by: polkablues on December 29, 2019, 01:45:37 AM
Has Leo ever really played a parent?

He did in Shutter Island and Wolf of Wall Street and the Revenant, it didn't turn out very well for the kids in all three cases lol.

Revolutionary Road, you guys.
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Post by: Something Spanish on December 29, 2019, 05:39:46 PM
doesn't kate winslet kill her self and their unborn baby in that movie?
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Post by: Robyn on December 29, 2019, 06:34:18 PM
you are thinking about titanic and no they crashed
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Post by: jenkins on December 29, 2019, 07:54:02 PM
sounds like mildred pierce crossed with little children and labor day, to me
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Post by: trytotell on December 29, 2019, 08:36:26 PM
Since she's been brought up, he has said quite a few times that he wanted to work with Winslet.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: RudyBlatnoyd on January 04, 2020, 03:32:22 AM
Tom Hanks could be a possibility too. PTA has said he wants to work with him, plus heís shooting Baz Luhrmannís Elvis biopic at the start of 2020, so it might be him that the shooting is being postponed to accommodate.

I could see Hanks playing a teacher or film industry figure.
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Post by: pynchonikon on January 04, 2020, 10:47:23 AM
PTA was indeed praising Hanks back in January of '18. I'm not crazy about him, but objectively that would be HUGE.
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Post by: BB on January 04, 2020, 11:53:37 PM
Bro, what? You don't like Hanks?
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Post by: jenkins on January 05, 2020, 12:24:44 AM
heís just not a very badass or surprising teacher choice
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Post by: BB on January 05, 2020, 01:23:33 AM
Yeah, fair.
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Post by: RudyBlatnoyd on January 05, 2020, 04:54:52 AM
Hanks reciprocated the praise, too. I think heís a great, great actor. The man managed to sell the loss of a volleyball as an emotionally devastating experience. Or the scene where he finally breaks down in Captain Phillips at the end. Or his effortless mix of physical comedy and James Stewart in Bridge of Spies, where I actually think he outshone Mark Rylance even though the latter got all the praise at the time...

Anyway, Iíd be excited to see him take on a PTA character. Heís basically a character actor who happens to also be a massive movie star.
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Post by: jenkins on January 05, 2020, 10:08:04 AM
again because itís a high school movie i really think the attention is being focused in the wrong direction and production wasnít delayed for tom hanks
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Post by: pynchonikon on January 05, 2020, 11:12:37 AM
again because itís a high school movie i really think the attention is being focused in the wrong direction and production wasnít delayed for tom hanks

What are your assumptions, man? I think we all agreed that the "high school & student/actor" description is quite open to different interpretations. And I don't really get why he would't cast A-listers for adult roles in order not to overshadow the younger ones. Literally anyone could get a role in this.
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Post by: WorldForgot on January 05, 2020, 11:33:31 AM
Literally anyone could get a role in this.

Crossing my fingers for a John Waters cameo, then.
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Post by: pynchonikon on January 05, 2020, 11:53:06 AM
What I'm very sure of, though, is that there won't be any casting choices just for the sake of the collaboration ("oh I wanted to work with him/her so why don't simply put him/her to be just present in this scene"). That was one of my concerns before seeing Inherent Vice , and it turned out that all of the supposedly big names in the supporting roles had at least one BIG scene (Wilson in the one-shot whispering discussion in the party, Del Toro in the restaurant scene, Witherspoon in the one-shot bench scene and so on).
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Post by: jenkins on January 05, 2020, 02:23:03 PM
again because itís a high school movie i really think the attention is being focused in the wrong direction and production wasnít delayed for tom hanks

What are your assumptions, man? I think we all agreed that the "high school & student/actor" description is quite open to different interpretations. And I don't really get why he would't cast A-listers for adult roles in order not to overshadow the younger ones. Literally anyone could get a role in this.

that the production wasnít delayed for tom hanks, it was mentioned
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Post by: pynchonikon on January 05, 2020, 03:08:45 PM
that the production wasnít delayed for tom hanks, it was mentioned

I'm sorry, I meant what's your own guess for the possible reason(s) behind the delay, if you have any thoughts of your own, that's all.
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Post by: jenkins on January 05, 2020, 03:44:00 PM
well we're not on the outside looking in here, we're simply on the outside and the inside is an imagined place we've invented based on our familiarity with details related to the life and work of pta. there are so many moving components within a production that i can't imagine the entire operation shifting for the availability of a non-titular character. there's too much going on for me to know what's going on, but i can know when i hear pta fans becoming excited about big guesses made from small data. though everybody knows that every now and then the crazy guess becomes right the entire time i mean it happens too i'll give you that, and everybody should ride on high odds when they want to imo
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Post by: Lewton on January 06, 2020, 02:16:47 PM
production wasnít delayed for tom hanks

"I don't wait for old people, I don't wait for old people, whahah. Hah! Hah!"
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Post by: jenkins on January 06, 2020, 02:39:47 PM
yet, perhaps the delayed schedule might bring tom hanks into the movie

yíall and tom hanks
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Post by: Lempwick on January 06, 2020, 05:25:44 PM
Chalamet's doing a James Mangold Bob Dylan biopic after his West End play, and Pitt confirmed he's doing Babylon.  Bale's doing Thor 4.  DiCaprio confirmed the March-ish start for Flower Moon.  Downey Jr. seems entangled in Sherlock 3.  Gosling or bust.  Or get Tom Cruise. 
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Post by: kingfan011 on January 06, 2020, 05:43:45 PM
Wow Timothy getting Bob Dylan. That's a big get.
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Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on January 06, 2020, 06:05:08 PM
Wow Timothy getting Bob Dylan. That's a big get.

At minimum you know he's gonna nail the hair.
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Post by: pynchonikon on January 06, 2020, 06:24:19 PM
James Mangold seems pretty busy these days doesn't he?
No matter what they both publicly say about being cool with each other, I seriously doubt that a second Cruise-PTA colab will ever happen.
I don't think there is any reason to worry, though. The obscure production timeline of the project still leaves a widely open field for casting suggestions.
Furthermore, I think I read that Joaquin has completed the shooting of the Mike Mills movie. Just sayin'.
I get the bad feeling we won't hear any big news till February or even March, but I'm praying to be wrong about that.

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Post by: eward on January 06, 2020, 06:45:29 PM
Wow Timothy getting Bob Dylan. That's a big get.

That particular Dylan era has been covered to death, the move from folk to electric. Loads more interesting, under-explored territories to investigate across his near 60 year career. *Yawn*
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Post by: kingfan011 on January 06, 2020, 06:57:41 PM
Wow Timothy getting Bob Dylan. That's a big get.

That particular Dylan era has been covered to death, the move from folk to electric. Loads more interesting, under-explored territories to investigate across his near 60 year career. *Yawn*

Oh I agree not that excited about this even though I really like James Magnold I'm just saying I'm sure his agents feel like they got him an a guaranteed Oscar role.
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Post by: Lempwick on January 06, 2020, 08:32:09 PM
James Mangold seems pretty busy these days doesn't he?
No matter what they both publicly say about being cool with each other, I seriously doubt that a second Cruise-PTA colab will ever happen.
I don't think there is any reason to worry, though. The obscure production timeline of the project still leaves a widely open field for casting suggestions.
Furthermore, I think I read that Joaquin has completed the shooting of the Mike Mills movie. Just sayin'.
I get the bad feeling we won't hear any big news till February or even March, but I'm praying to be wrong about that.

Word is Joaquin's doing a Thomas Vinterberg movie next, with Mads Mikkelsen and Matthias Schoenaerts playing his brothers, so I think he's out on this project too. 
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Post by: polkablues on January 06, 2020, 09:07:40 PM
You guys are all ignoring the most obvious answer: CGI Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
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Post by: Drenk on January 06, 2020, 09:17:07 PM
De-aging a corpse? Why not.
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Post by: Pringle on January 07, 2020, 12:02:29 AM
Do we have any guesses for the kids? The only piece of info we have is that the lead of the movie is a high school kid. Obviously there arenít really any box office draw child actors, but it canít hurt. Tremblay will be high school age at this point, and Sonny Suljic will be as well. Millie Bobby Brown could be good meta-casting for a teen star. Maybe the little girl from Doctor Sleep (Kyliegh Curran)? Who else? The Sack-Lunch Bunch?
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Post by: pynchonikon on January 07, 2020, 12:11:09 AM
James Mangold seems pretty busy these days doesn't he?
No matter what they both publicly say about being cool with each other, I seriously doubt that a second Cruise-PTA colab will ever happen.
I don't think there is any reason to worry, though. The obscure production timeline of the project still leaves a widely open field for casting suggestions.
Furthermore, I think I read that Joaquin has completed the shooting of the Mike Mills movie. Just sayin'.
I get the bad feeling we won't hear any big news till February or even March, but I'm praying to be wrong about that.

Word is Joaquin's doing a Thomas Vinterberg movie next, with Mads Mikkelsen and Matthias Schoenaerts playing his brothers, so I think he's out on this project too.

Oh shit, I had no idea, thanks.
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Post by: itwasgood on January 07, 2020, 12:13:54 AM
James Mangold seems pretty busy these days doesn't he?
No matter what they both publicly say about being cool with each other, I seriously doubt that a second Cruise-PTA colab will ever happen.
I don't think there is any reason to worry, though. The obscure production timeline of the project still leaves a widely open field for casting suggestions.
Furthermore, I think I read that Joaquin has completed the shooting of the Mike Mills movie. Just sayin'.
I get the bad feeling we won't hear any big news till February or even March, but I'm praying to be wrong about that.

It's unclear if Joaquin has finished with the Mike Mills movie. I think the New York part of filming is finished, there's supposed to be more shooting in New Orleans from Jan. 14 - 29, and also in Detroit after that. I think it'll be finished in February.  Joaquin is doing Thomas Vinterberg's new film after Mike Mills, there's no specific date of the shooting, but his co-star said it's about to start filming "soon". So it probably will take his summer.
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Post by: pynchonikon on January 07, 2020, 12:36:19 AM
Do we have any guesses for the kids? The only piece of info we have is that the lead of the movie is a high school kid. Obviously there arenít really any box office draw child actors, but it canít hurt. Tremblay will be high school age at this point, and Sonny Suljic will be as well. Millie Bobby Brown could be good meta-casting for a teen star. Maybe the little girl from Doctor Sleep (Kyliegh Curran)? Who else? The Sack-Lunch Bunch?

I did my own research with known actors about two months ago, and I came to the conclusion that the best young male choice right now would be Jaeden Martell, he fits the bill since he actually moved to LA at a young age and participated in lots of commercials as a kid. Though I guess his name may be TOO big and there is always the possibility of hiring a totally newcomer (which is fine with me, have you seen Jojo Rabbit, the lead kid is one of the fuckin' highlights). As for the females there are easier choices. Elle Fanning & Maya Hawke (though perhaps better in the role of an older sister, not really schoolers), Sophia Millis (fuck yes) and Elsie Fisher (FUCK YES). Of course I'm not leaving out the possibility to go with completely unknown leads, but I doubt there wont be at least 1 or 2 recognisable young faces. I guess it depends on how much the plot will rotate around the high school thing.
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Post by: polkablues on January 07, 2020, 01:27:17 AM
The Sack-Lunch Bunch?

I would love to see PTA write and direct a feature-length version of ďI Saw a White Lady Standing on the Street Just Sobbing (And I Think About It Once a Week)Ē
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Post by: jviness02 on January 07, 2020, 12:09:10 PM
I canít confirm this, but I will be VERY surprised if Darius Khondji doesnít shoot this. Word is PTA was thrilled with his experience working with him on Anima.
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Post by: Pringle on January 07, 2020, 01:13:06 PM
I canít confirm this, but I will be VERY surprised if Darius Khondji doesnít shoot this. Word is PTA was thrilled with his experience working with him on Anima.

From the way he was talking about Khondji on the A24 podcast, it really does seem like itís gonna be Khondji. With all of the talk about how tough the Phantom Thread shoot was, maybe PTA will decide itís not worth the stress to shoot it himself.

Also ó if we are talking adult roles, thereís definitely a possibility of Haddish here. If the rumors of PTA looking for a mixed raced teenage girl are true, Haddish could be the mom. She is from LA, and while she was born at the tail-end of the 70s, Iím sure she knows the world that the film seems to be centered in.
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Post by: trytotell on January 07, 2020, 03:26:03 PM
Maya will probably be in this too, right?
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Post by: wilberfan on January 07, 2020, 03:33:13 PM
The period (seventies--let's say specifically 1977) and the location (let's say Reseda High School) will provide the opportunity for quite the Easter Egg:  Some shots of Rollergirl skating by in the background.  Nothing fancy, no de-aged Heather, just a body-double on skates. 
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Post by: pynchonikon on January 08, 2020, 12:09:13 PM
Is there any info about Haddish future projects? Cause according to IMDB, all of the upcoming productions she's involved with are either completed or in the post-production phase. Which would make her available to play let's say a mother, and perhaps there is a connection with the unconfirmed rumour of searching for a mixed race girl. Most probably I'm overthinking this, but every day without updates is a damn torture.
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Post by: Lempwick on January 08, 2020, 02:11:10 PM
Is there any info about Haddish future projects? Cause according to IMDB, all of the upcoming productions she's involved with are either completed or in the post-production phase. Which would make her available to play let's say a mother, and perhaps there is a connection with the unconfirmed rumour of searching for a mixed race girl. Most probably I'm overthinking this, but every day without updates is a damn torture.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ENufAFDW4AApkFS.jpg)
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Post by: pynchonikon on January 08, 2020, 02:39:02 PM
Is there any info about Haddish future projects? Cause according to IMDB, all of the upcoming productions she's involved with are either completed or in the post-production phase. Which would make her available to play let's say a mother, and perhaps there is a connection with the unconfirmed rumour of searching for a mixed race girl. Most probably I'm overthinking this, but every day without updates is a damn torture.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ENufAFDW4AApkFS.jpg)

True, that was today's news which I didn't pay too much attention as everyone focused on his decision to name his own movie best of the decade  :yabbse-grin:
So Haddish out, too (?)
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Post by: jenkins on January 08, 2020, 02:46:27 PM
general comment: itís okay to enjoy the rest of what life has to offer while practicing patience in relation to pta news
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Post by: wilberfan on January 08, 2020, 03:49:52 PM
"Thank you, Sensei..."  *bows deeply*
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Post by: eward on January 08, 2020, 04:33:01 PM
Specific to Jujutsu, Aikido, and regular Karate.
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Post by: wilberfan on January 08, 2020, 05:28:51 PM
Pronounced "kar-rah-TAY".
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Post by: Lewton on January 08, 2020, 05:42:23 PM
enjoy the rest of what life has to offer while practicing patience in relation to pta news

I'm actually trying to limit my speculation because I tend to go off on unrelated tangents that even make me later wonder WTF I was talking about. We know so little at this point, it's true, and there are many other films and experiences to enjoy in the meantime (i.e., Uncut Gems is really good).

But it's usually nice to read what others are thinking and there have been some good insights in this thread so far.

Hanks reciprocated the praise, too. I think heís a great, great actor. The man managed to sell the loss of a volleyball as an emotionally devastating experience. Or the scene where he finally breaks down in Captain Phillips at the end. Or his effortless mix of physical comedy and James Stewart in Bridge of Spies, where I actually think he outshone Mark Rylance even though the latter got all the praise at the time...

Having said that, I'll try to seriously comment on the Hanks possibility now. I think Hanks joining the cast would be super exciting. But it's also true, as mentioned earlier, that there's an innumerable amount of actors who could end up in a PTA movie.

Like, I watched Eastwood's Richard Jewell recently and I later thought... wow, Paul Walter Hauser would probably make a great film with PTA! But it's hard to say who wouldn't make a good film with him.

My specific interest in actors like Hanks, Rylance or Hauser goes back to Phantom Thread. It seems clear that PTA and DDL sat down and said, or understood, that they wanted to go in the opposite direction of TWBB. Much less shouting, less showy acting. I've been wondering if that's a hint at a bigger change, something related to how PTA said (paraphrasing) it's a risk when older filmmakers try to make films like they're younger. 

Has PTA left behind the loud, crazy drama of scenes like the bowling alley in TWBB or the jail in The Master? Not entirely, I hope, since those are some of the best scenes in his work. But it's also worth noting how low-key the singing scene in The Master is compared with the one in Magnolia. Compare DDL sick in his bed seeing a ghost to its closest predecessor in Robards/Earl Partridge's "regret" scene. So, yeah, DDL's restraint in Phantom Thread is very interesting. Someone like Hanks or Rylance could pick up that thread (sorry) and develop it into a new chapter in PTA's work.

PTA's style is really mellowing... in an arguably improved way. The acting seems to be catching up to that.

EDIT: Or I'm totally off and the next one will have lots of acting reminiscent of the bowling alley scene or whatever else. Either way, I'd like to see a few more in the PT style.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on January 08, 2020, 06:16:16 PM
you mean e.g. Uncut Gems, which movie pta has endorsed. his fans tend to orbit his thoughts, which is why itís so easy for him to surprise his fans. if he only did what you all thought he would do he wouldnít be pta. itís both reasonable for you all to become excited and for me to be reasonable about your excitement. everybody is fine
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on January 08, 2020, 06:36:26 PM
you mean e.g. Uncut Gems, which movie pta has endorsed.

Yeah, but the presence of Sandler is what first got me interested in Uncut Gems. I hadn't even seen Good Time. Well, I still haven't but I'm going to check it out soon enough. But I guess the recommendation still links back to PTA because of Punch-Drunk Love and a few references in the movie.

Anyway, I also praised Richard Jewell in that post. 8-)

Does that count as an opinion that's unattached to that all encompassing PTA influence you're suggesting exists... or has PTA endorsed Eastwood's film too?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on January 08, 2020, 06:42:36 PM
it def counts in everybody is fine
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Post by: Sleepless on January 09, 2020, 09:52:41 AM
Completely random, but I just got done watching See You Yesterday, and I couldn't help thinking that if there's a role for her in this, I'd love to see what PTA could do with Eden Duncan-Smith.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: csage97 on January 14, 2020, 01:01:57 PM
My specific interest in actors like Hanks, Rylance or Hauser goes back to Phantom Thread. It seems clear that PTA and DDL sat down and said, or understood, that they wanted to go in the opposite direction of TWBB. Much less shouting, less showy acting. I've been wondering if that's a hint at a bigger change, something related to how PTA said (paraphrasing) it's a risk when older filmmakers try to make films like they're younger. 

Has PTA left behind the loud, crazy drama of scenes like the bowling alley in TWBB or the jail in The Master? Not entirely, I hope, since those are some of the best scenes in his work. But it's also worth noting how low-key the singing scene in The Master is compared with the one in Magnolia. Compare DDL sick in his bed seeing a ghost to its closest predecessor in Robards/Earl Partridge's "regret" scene. So, yeah, DDL's restraint in Phantom Thread is very interesting. Someone like Hanks or Rylance could pick up that thread (sorry) and develop it into a new chapter in PTA's work.

I actually thought the performances in Phantom Thread were very showy and there are some shouty scenes, for sure. That's just DDL -- very animated. What's the word, vaudaville? His presence and characters are so over-the-top and comically so because they take themselves so seriously. Reynolds Woodcock is a tantrum-prone egotistical brat in Phantom Thread. I still like his performance and character in There Will Be Blood more, but that's basically a given as that's one of the best performances ever by anyone.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on January 15, 2020, 12:14:52 PM
From a comment on a fan instagram (that a lot of people, including celebrities, seem to think is really him):

"Two recruiters approached my son regarding a film of yours, today. Just wanting to make sure that this is actually for a movie of yours. If it is legitimate I really wish he would do it, or, at least, audition. They are looking for a teenaged skater and the best one to fill the role. I hope you have a great night!! Much success wished for you with this film!!"

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on January 15, 2020, 12:41:15 PM
ROLLERBOY!
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Post by: Drenk on January 15, 2020, 01:48:53 PM
Great find! The only thing I truly care, casting wise, is that they cast teens who have never acted before.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on January 17, 2020, 03:24:51 AM
Something interesting on a casting website: Focus Features is looking for a Caucasian male lead (14 Ė 16 years old) and they are interested in authentic boys from the San Fernando Valley. The description of the male lead: Funny, confident, entrepreneurial and wise beyond his years.
src: https://www.projectcasting.com/casting-calls-acting-auditions/focus-features-talent-search-for-a-lead-speaking-role/
This definitely is for Paul's new project, isn't it?
Edit: This was only posted yesterday, which means they haven't had a lead yet.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on January 17, 2020, 05:56:08 AM
Another sausagefest, huh? Lol, he's going to get so much shit if this is another white boy/male genius story.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: HoQTeMR4 on January 17, 2020, 07:02:05 AM
Another sausagefest, huh? Lol, he's going to get so much shit if this is another white boy/male genius story.

Lol I'm sure he don't give a shit what professionally outraged twitter people will say.  :)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on January 17, 2020, 10:49:40 AM
Another sausagefest, huh? Lol, he's going to get so much shit if this is another white boy/male genius story.

This is just as presumptuous as those outrage takes would be. PTA writes with nuance in a way that even the attempted takedowns of Reynolds Woodcock felt part of Phantom Thread's thematic fabric.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on January 17, 2020, 11:15:59 AM
I've noticed a lot of love online for Phantom Thread coming from female viewers, and that's probably one of the reasons why the outrage takes didn't, well, take at the timeóespecially when they're coming from men seeking street cred with low efforts.

He's been living for years with a black woman, he has black kids, and his fictional world is still very white, so he seems still focused on his roots/past, White Boy From the Valley. And he's making a movie about the White Boy From the Valley. I wouldn't be surprised if that would mark the end of a certain era.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on January 17, 2020, 11:42:10 AM
I didn't say he should care. But compared to his peers, he's sort of escaped a lot of that criticism. He's never even really been questioned about it. Probably because he's very likable and charming. If he ever fucks up in an interview, the knives would be out.

Like Drenk basically said, I think it's fair to question why his worldview, at least in his writing, seems to be so white, male, and narrow when that's not even his life anymore.

Of course, we don't know for sure if the lead is another white male. That suggests it probably is though. It's not a crime but when even Nolan, Joel Coen, and Sofia Coppola (and possibly Wes) are making an effort, it's a bit conspicuous.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on January 17, 2020, 12:16:19 PM
I didn't say he should care. But compared to his peers, he's sort of escaped a lot of that criticism. He's never even really been questioned about it. Probably because he's very likable and charming. If he ever fucks up in an interview, the knives would be out.

Like Drenk basically said, I think it's fair to question why his worldview, at least in his writing, seems to be so white, male, and narrow when that's not even his life anymore.

Of course, we don't know for sure if the lead is another white male. That suggests it probably is though. It's not a crime but when even Nolan, Joel Coen, and Sofia Coppola (and possibly Wes) are making an effort, it's a bit conspicuous.

I agree with this but I also don't mind especially when there are so many diverse voices out there in cinema. Actually maybe even too many voices. I feel like I still haven't finished all my Oscar or what was Oscar potential films there is so many. I mean if this is what his world view is then I guess thats that.

Aside from not getting called on it is because while he may be continuing to operate through a  specific world view its filtered thorough strange and left field films that at least don't typically feel like "here another old white guy problems" movie. He is also charming in interviews
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on January 17, 2020, 12:46:19 PM
The thing is that he hasn't been narrow in focus on white males, and his black characters in Magnolia are quite embarrassing (I'm sure he has matured since). I've also linked to articles about queer reading of some of his movies which go beyond: "Is Freddy Quell gay?" His angle isn't typical.

Diversity isn't a case to check, the real issue has always been the access to power*. An egalitarian industry would produce diverse movies, but directors don't have to make an effort to be "inclusive". PTA isn't writing movies about race in America, so having mostly white people isn't an issue.

*Disney is patting themselves on the back for their "inclusiveness" while being a white, male, patriarchal clusterfuck.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on January 17, 2020, 01:00:00 PM
The thing is that he hasn't been narrow in focus on white males, and his black characters in Magnolia are quite embarrassing (I'm sure he has matured since). I've also linked to articles about queer reading of some of his movies which go beyond: "Is Freddy Quell gay?" His angle isn't typical.

Diversity isn't a case to check, the real issue has always been the access to power*. An egalitarian industry would produce diverse movies, but directors don't have to make an effort to be "inclusive". PTA isn't writing movies about race in America, so having mostly white people isn't an issue.

*Disney is patting themselves on the back for their "inclusiveness" while being a white, male, patriarchal clusterfuck.

I adore Magnolia but wow the basically two black characters in there are a bit cringey which is weird since Buck Swope is such a fully realized character
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on January 17, 2020, 01:17:33 PM
If youíre making a period-accurate film about the entertainment world in the 70s, and the lead is a successful teenage kid, youíre casting a white kid. Itís harsh, but true. It would be a lie to pretend that people of color had the same opportunities as white people did in that world.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on January 17, 2020, 01:19:35 PM
And I donít think we should rule out the possibility that this could be the project that PTA was talking about working on with his daughter. If thatís the case, he will be the wokest guy in film for the entire Oscar season.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on January 17, 2020, 01:35:46 PM
I really don't think he's working on anything with his daughter. He was just being cute.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on January 17, 2020, 01:41:20 PM
the concept of being woke is not a socially progressive concept itself. itís just a term meant to motivate the backwards types

thereís no right way to do things, youíre just a good person or youíre not
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on January 17, 2020, 02:51:03 PM
the concept of being woke is not a socially progressive concept itself. itís just a term meant to motivate the backwards types

thereís no right way to do things, youíre just a good person or youíre not

This is absolutely true, but it has become something that is used a definitive standard for judging artists and their art, especially in the film industry and in film media. Itís always gonna get brought up and discussed, especially with the kind of throwback alpha auteur that PTA is. Thatís his brand and thatís the niche he occupies. Thatís why we love him. But itís something inescapable these days. It happened with Tarantino, it happened with Scorsese, it happened with Wes Anderson, and it even somehow happened with Greta Gerwig.

I mean, this is as PTA-friendly as any place on the internet, and weíre already discussing it within that framework.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on January 17, 2020, 03:12:43 PM
the concept of being woke is not a socially progressive concept itself. it’s just a term meant to motivate the backwards types

there’s no right way to do things, you’re just a good person or you’re not

This is absolutely true, but it has become something that is used a definitive standard for judging artists and their art, especially in the film industry and in film media. It’s always gonna get brought up and discussed, especially with the kind of throwback alpha auteur that PTA is. That’s his brand and that’s the niche he occupies. That’s why we love him. But it’s something inescapable these days. It happened with Tarantino, it happened with Scorsese, it happened with Wes Anderson, and it even somehow happened with Greta Gerwig.

I mean, this is as PTA-friendly as any place on the internet, and we’re already discussing it within that framework.

It's not a definitive standard, though, it's just a form of critique or op-ed that receives clicks because it's sensational, and a form that's existed for directors/writers before him, too. De Palma was derided as a misogynist because it was easier to write the outrage piece than a nuanced Pauline Kael consideration. It holds no basis in regards to judging PTA, and as far as I can tell doesn't affect public opinion toward Wes Anderson or Greta Gerwig at all. Because as Drenk mentioned, they aren't writing about race.

Tyler Perry gets as much criticism as Tarantino or Scorsese for his race and gender roles, but really, these articles or critiques don't affect any of them because (under our neolib status quo) their market is secured.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on January 17, 2020, 05:30:38 PM
Writing about race doesn't and shouldn't be the only reason to think to include more POC. Their race doesn't have to even ever be mentioned. There was no reason for every main character in Magnolia to be white. And while I don't think this, the constant period pieces could be construed as a convenient excuse to have only white leads.

It's not being "woke" to point it out and question it. It's more a larger point about his apparently limited worldview. Having 3 1/4 black daughters hasn't really inspired him at all? Tarantino is by no means my favorite, but he certainly puts PTA and most of their peers to shame in that department (and with female characters, but I went through that in the Magnolia thread).

It's a pretty major blind spot on his career, which has been great but could be significantly greater. He's mastered tackling masculinity, at this point more would feel like he's playing it safe. It feels like as much as he's done, he could do so much more, so it would be disappointing if he chooses to stick with what he knows.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on January 17, 2020, 05:42:07 PM
Writing about race doesn't and shouldn't be the only reason to think to include more POC. Their race doesn't have to even ever be mentioned. There was no reason for every main character in Magnolia to be white. And while I don't think this, the constant period pieces could be construed as a convenient excuse to have only white leads.

It's not being "woke" to point it out and question it. It's more a larger point about his apparently limited worldview. Having 3 1/4 black daughters hasn't really inspired him at all? Tarantino is by no means my favorite, but he certainly puts PTA and most of their peers to shame in that department (and with female characters, but I went through that in the Magnolia thread).

It's a pretty major blind spot on his career, which has been great but could be significantly greater. He's mastered tackling masculinity, at this point more would feel like he's playing it safe. It feels like as much as he's done, he could do so much more, so it would be disappointing if he chooses to stick with what he knows.

i got really into that
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on January 17, 2020, 05:45:13 PM
Having 3 1/4 black daughters hasn't really inspired him at all?

This is why I feel it's baseless and sensationalized. Reductive identity politic, especially when you frame it like this. Race and artist as commodity, rather than as people creating art.

(Anyway, there's no reason to expect there won't be more "POC" as you put it in his next film. We're only speaking about this framework because you positioned it as a white-male-boy's story, which iz speculation until we've seen the cast/film.)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on January 17, 2020, 05:55:55 PM
That's his life and reality and that's what he says he supposedly always writes about...

And to whomever said because this film takes place in the '70s that it's more realistic for the lead to be white, wasn't Gary Coleman arguably the most famous child/teen TV star of the late '70s?

But yes, it's just speculation right now. I hope I'm wrong!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on January 17, 2020, 06:07:47 PM
Maybe the 'bullshit' anyone could catch iz a valid point market wise but it irks me to be generalized within a framework that's nearly pandering, or that commodifies my identity. Would much rather have a nuanced film and be moved by the humanity of it than to be tossed a minority bone.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on January 17, 2020, 06:08:33 PM
I've always had an appreciation for the fact that the race of all the black characters in BOOGIE NIGHTS was neither referenced nor particularly important.  The closest we came was the dismissive, "You dig?" from Buck's boss at the stereo store.  I remember during my first viewing wondering if the bank official was going to deny Buck his loan because of his skin color, and/or that of his girlfriend. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on January 17, 2020, 06:13:32 PM
maybe heís a bit thinking about his own high school experience. heís a bit casting himself
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on January 17, 2020, 06:20:41 PM
Why not set it in the '80s then?

I've always had an appreciation for the fact that the race of all the black characters in BOOGIE NIGHTS was neither referenced nor particularly important.  The closest we came was the dismissive, "You dig?" from Buck's boss at the stereo store.  I remember during my first viewing wondering if the bank official was going to deny Buck his loan because of his skin color, and/or that of his girlfriend. 

That's what I mean. He's completely capable of it, so it's a bit disappointing that we haven't seen it much overall. DDL retiring could be a sign to put the fragile white masculinity stories to bed for a while and go in a new direction. I don't think it's throwing a bone.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on January 17, 2020, 06:26:33 PM
Me neither! I dont think Buck's character or his portrayal is "throwing a bone" to minorities. Neither would it be to have a more inclusive cast.

But the hypothetical outrage you posit is frustrating to me because -- obviously I can't imagine the perfect film you could be framing in your head -- it's based off early speculation toward a filmmaker that's never been at fault in this (sociological?) area (Inherent Vice, Boogie Nights, w/e) and an expectation that artists owe something to the audience's preconceived notions of righteous cinema.

Blerg, lol.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on January 17, 2020, 06:41:07 PM
Jarmusch does it without breaking a sweat but heís nyc. Dead Man! native americans are the central figures in laís great: the exiles. i donít mean to trip anybody out but thereís a thriving latinx culture in Los Angeles. Charles Yu writes about being outside the Black and White narrative in his book Interior Chinatown. everything fits into everybody but not everybody fits into everything all the time, weíre working on finding new places for people to be
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on January 17, 2020, 07:30:25 PM
As long as we're speculating,


 :ponder:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on January 17, 2020, 09:09:27 PM
so wilber asked the source and i checked the source hereís the quote

Quote
Guest wrote:
Jeff Snider is stupid. he knows nothing. Angie is going to play in PTA movie. she'll be mother of that kid ir a teacher.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on January 17, 2020, 09:13:20 PM
And Brad Pitt is gonna play her husband. Mrs and Mr Actors.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on January 18, 2020, 12:16:02 AM
so wilber asked the source and i checked the source hereís the quote

Quote
Guest wrote:
Jeff Snider is stupid. he knows nothing. Angie is going to play in PTA movie. she'll be mother of that kid ir a teacher.

I'm waiting for the punchline.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on January 18, 2020, 01:03:04 AM
itís not a joke itís juicy internet gossip. the theory is itís through universal (who owns focus) and related to angie and pta both at caa
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on January 18, 2020, 01:37:07 AM
itís not a joke itís juicy internet gossip. the theory is itís through universal (who owns focus) and related to angie and pta both at caa

I saw this discussion thread, there isn't much we can do with a guest's comments (does he actually know sth? is he just an obsessed jolie fan who wishes to see her in prestigious projects?), but it's definitely weird.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on January 18, 2020, 01:53:24 AM
i like it bc didnít nobody guess this one already. might end up being inherent vice level fun casting
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on January 18, 2020, 05:41:49 AM
Would be an interesting choice, considering her upbringing.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on January 18, 2020, 08:49:14 AM
No real reason to believe that it's true (yet), but now that the thought's been planted, I like the idea too.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on January 18, 2020, 08:58:33 AM
i like it bc didnít nobody guess this one already. might end up being inherent vice level fun casting
We do need more Martin Short/PTA, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on January 18, 2020, 12:22:31 PM
although she still might act in the movie the rumor seems baseless
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on January 18, 2020, 04:05:06 PM
Even though I don't buy the rumor for a second I'm fascinated by a Jolie and Anderson collaboration. I was about to say that Jolie is known for being very controlling/dominant on set which may be a problem but then again DDL seems to get along with Paul famously.

Watching A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood tonight and will be done with the Oscar nominated films finally.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: melaniehaynes on January 19, 2020, 05:15:59 AM
what fourm are you guys getting this Angelina jolie stuff from ?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on January 19, 2020, 10:25:10 AM
what fourm are you guys getting this Angelina jolie stuff from ?
I believe that the rumor started on a forum called Female First, there's a Jolie section full of anonymous guests saying pretty wild and baseless things, this being one of those.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on January 19, 2020, 03:46:36 PM
what fourm are you guys getting this Angelina jolie stuff from ?
I believe that the rumor started on a forum called Female First, there's a Jolie section full of anonymous guests saying pretty wild and baseless things, this being one of those.

I just read the posts there, and with the level of discourse, thereís exactly 0% chance that anyone with any actual knowledge of the situation will be wasting their time posting there.

The post in question:
https://discussion.femalefirst.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=7666277#p7666277
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on January 19, 2020, 03:48:36 PM
That was my first reaction, too.  But they were at least familiar with as much as we knew about the upcoming project that I thought it was worth keeping track of.   Just in case.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on January 19, 2020, 04:50:46 PM
That was my first reaction, too.  But they were at least familiar with as much as we knew about the upcoming project that I thought it was worth keeping track of.   Just in case.

At this point, with all this top secrecy, i wouldn't be surprised if even Focus itself doesn't completely know what they pay for. Is it really so easy to stay under the radar for so long these days? I guess it is.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on January 20, 2020, 11:27:22 AM


Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on January 20, 2020, 12:39:35 PM
Although this character sounds a lot like Jack Dylan Grazer, a fresh face from valley would be even better.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on January 20, 2020, 12:41:06 PM
Would they actually be looking for a complete unknown as the lead--or more likely a supporting character?  The former would be pretty bold. (But also pretty exciting?)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on January 20, 2020, 06:42:02 PM
Would they actually be looking for a complete unknown as the lead--or more likely a supporting character?  The former would be pretty bold. (But also pretty exciting?)

I like the idea of a 14 year old Cliff Booth type.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: melaniehaynes on January 22, 2020, 07:04:23 AM
crosses fingers for a unknown actor
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on January 28, 2020, 09:35:41 PM
We are being very patient butterflies, but a rumor would sure be swell.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on January 28, 2020, 09:51:19 PM
We are being very patient butterflies, but a rumor would sure be swell.

The main character will be played by Andy Samberg with The Irishman CGI de-aging to make him look 17.

There's at least as much reason to believe this as that Angelina Jolie thing a couple weeks ago.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on January 29, 2020, 11:19:27 AM
There's no real reason anymore for him to be so secretive. Get as much interest in the project started as soon as possible. I actually think joining Instagram is a good idea and would be interesting/fun. Even Scorsese, Jarmusch, and Mann are on there. Everyone loved his Twitter Q&A. Remember that blog he had when making TWBB?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on January 29, 2020, 11:33:37 AM
He should join Xixax. We'd have fun.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fitzroy on January 29, 2020, 11:54:41 AM
There's no real reason anymore for him to be so secretive. Get as much interest in the project started as soon as possible. I actually think joining Instagram is a good idea and would be interesting/fun. Even Scorsese, Jarmusch, and Mann are on there. Everyone loved his Twitter Q&A. Remember that blog he had when making TWBB?

I feel like there's a difference between the secretive shroud around a new PTA project and, say, a new Nolan film. Nolan treats his movies seem like they contain classified international data, whereas I sense that PTA is just getting on with it quietly until it's in good enough shape to share with the world. I dig it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on January 29, 2020, 11:57:49 AM
He actually has a personal Instagram account. He hasn't posted though and it's now on private. Maybe he's saving it to make it official later.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on January 29, 2020, 12:03:53 PM
There's no real reason anymore for him to be so secretive. Get as much interest in the project started as soon as possible. I actually think joining Instagram is a good idea and would be interesting/fun. Even Scorsese, Jarmusch, and Mann are on there. Everyone loved his Twitter Q&A. Remember that blog he had when making TWBB?

I feel like there's a difference between the secretive shroud around a new PTA project and, say, a new Nolan film. Nolan treats his movies seem like they contain classified international data, whereas I sense that PTA is just getting on with it quietly until it's in good enough shape to share with the world. I dig it.

Sure but Nolan still always gives you something early to get hyped about. Plus we're the only ones who care about those "sneak preview" teasers that he loves to do.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on January 29, 2020, 12:05:39 PM
He actually has a personal Instagram account. He hasn't posted though and it's now on private. Maybe he's saving it to make it official later.
The one I've seen is clearly a fan account in his name.  Are you referring to another account?

https://instagram.com/paulthomasanderson?igshid=1nhxj4pw8beuc
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on January 29, 2020, 12:21:48 PM
He actually has a personal Instagram account. He hasn't posted though and it's now on private. Maybe he's saving it to make it official later.
The one I've seen is clearly a fan account in his name.  Are you referring to another account?

https://instagram.com/paulthomasanderson?igshid=1nhxj4pw8beuc

Yes, another account.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on January 29, 2020, 02:06:22 PM
Since we're all thinking it, is that something you're going to share?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on January 29, 2020, 03:05:28 PM
Since we're all thinking it, is that something you're going to share?

No. Like I said, he hasn't posted on it and it's on private. I think he also made it to follow/keep tabs on his daughter. I came upon it accidentally and felt a little creepy, so I'm not going to spread it around. Again, you didn't miss anything. He didn't even have a photo in his icon.

From what I can remember, he was following his daughter, PSH's son, Nigel Godrich, Kim Morgan, a couple more crew members, and a bunch of camera/tech-y accounts. That's how I knew it was him.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on January 29, 2020, 03:14:36 PM
Fair enough.  I can respect that.

But there's a dark corner of my soul, that's...

(https://media.giphy.com/media/s4QLdNLm1MXNC/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on January 29, 2020, 03:35:27 PM
See, he should make it an official account! He can let people in a bit, promote his projects better, but still have some "mystery". Not Twitter though, that only leads to trouble.

It's hilarious how many celebrities are following that fan account. Including Reese Witherspoon and Juliette Binoche. Jonah Hill and Boots Riley left comments thinking it was him.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on January 29, 2020, 03:41:36 PM
Personally, I enjoy the curtain parting with occasional film stills and set photos until the inevitable enigmatic teaser.

PTA is doing something different than A24 filmmakers, in that sense.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Boffin on February 01, 2020, 09:36:48 AM
So curious about PTA's Instagram now lol. Him using social media is unthinkable to me. I wonder what his profile picture is. Lol.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on February 01, 2020, 09:56:03 AM
So curious about PTA's Instagram now lol. Him using social media is unthinkable to me. I wonder what his profile picture is. Lol.

I really don't want to know about his private life to be honest.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Boffin on February 01, 2020, 01:51:46 PM
Oh wow. It really is empty lol. Peculiar username too.  :laughing:

Why does PTA's 14 y/o daughter have 5 Instagram accounts? Lol.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on February 01, 2020, 01:58:49 PM
his gram account is unfounded speculation rooted in account cross referencing achieved through tenuous mental health

no way should this place support investigations into the gram accounts of children. just stop
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Boffin on February 01, 2020, 02:02:15 PM
his gram account is unfounded speculation rooted in account cross referencing achieved through tenuous mental health

no way should this place support investigations into the gram accounts of children. just stop

I'm 16. Also no one's doing anything bad. All these accounts are on private.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on February 01, 2020, 02:03:41 PM
honey you ainít gotta be bad to be embarrassing
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Boffin on February 01, 2020, 02:07:21 PM
honey you ainít gotta be bad to be embarrassing

There's no "investigation" dude. Maya Rudolph is literally following all these accounts from her very public, verified account.

Also, you're embarrassing for implying there's something malicious going on.

Delete these comments if you want, it's fine.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on February 01, 2020, 02:10:22 PM
no u r

this is not a significant or meaningful endeavor and the conversation is going in circles. i havenít called it bad or malicious, just embarrassing
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on February 01, 2020, 03:33:12 PM
Oh gee, I probably shouldn't have mentioned it. Didn't think it would be a big deal. My bad.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on February 01, 2020, 03:38:53 PM
there are actual problems in this world, iíll give you that. itís all hot air in a thread meant to be about a movie. a thread has already been made for those who want to creep (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13916.0)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on February 02, 2020, 08:48:40 AM
I think PTA's public and marketing sides have always veered toward "What Would Kubrick Do"

Compared to his contemporaries, Tarantino is the gregarious one, Nolan wants that duality of being mysterious in a way that keeps him in the headlines, and PTA really just DGAF about PR and wants to bunker down and work on his films and spend time with family.

I think the most revealing thing of the past year was his (very interesting) Fangoria back-and-forth with Peele.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on February 12, 2020, 04:43:05 PM
The fact this was supposed to be filming by now and has already been pushed previously is concerning

Also, Jolie reportedly turned down the new David O. Russell. Maybe the rumors she joins this are true!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: melaniehaynes on February 12, 2020, 09:08:06 PM
The fact this was supposed to be filming by now and has already been pushed previously is concerning

Also, Jolie reportedly turned down the new David O. Russell. Maybe the rumours she joins this are true!

they have started filming exterior shots already  so i assume casting is done and we just have to wait for announcements
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: joneal on February 12, 2020, 10:40:38 PM
The fact this was supposed to be filming by now and has already been pushed previously is concerning

Also, Jolie reportedly turned down the new David O. Russell. Maybe the rumours she joins this are true!

they have started filming exterior shots already  so i assume casting is done and we just have to wait for announcements

wait, how do you know theyíre filming exteriors already? i thought deadline said filming was pushed back to spring/summer
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on February 13, 2020, 12:23:30 AM
I saw a tweet from someone who apparently works in a talent/casting agency saying he walked in the other day. So, looks like they're still in the casting stage.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on February 13, 2020, 12:33:27 AM
I think I saw that tweet, too.  Wish I could find it now.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on February 13, 2020, 02:10:11 AM
Why would exteriors and 2nd unit be filming if thereís no cast?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: melaniehaynes on February 13, 2020, 09:25:35 AM
Why would exteriors and 2nd unit be filming if thereís no cast?

actually sorry my fault i misread a tweet
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: joneal on February 13, 2020, 02:43:34 PM
Why would exteriors and 2nd unit be filming if thereís no cast?

actually sorry my fault i misread a tweet

lol, iím so confused. are they filming exteriors now or not?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on February 13, 2020, 03:09:14 PM
theyíre not, melaniehaynes misread the tweet
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on February 24, 2020, 10:56:49 AM
I'm assuming with the lack of news leaking, I'm guessing PTA is casting unknowns for this one?

assuming it's an ensemble we may be getting some unknowns with a few large names for selling points. the casting did say they were looking for authentic San Fernando Valley boys
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on February 24, 2020, 12:10:17 PM
Yeah, things are dead quiet now. Some casting rumors at least would be nice. It's almost March. I just hope this doesn't turn into another situation like The Master where it keeps getting pushed back.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on February 24, 2020, 01:13:13 PM
Another Master situation would be awful. It was announced in what...2009? 2010? Then came out in 2012. But I also think during that time they announced Jeremy Renner as the lead but then changed it...

I don't think it'll be pushed back. Right now I think we're probably going to get news around May or June.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on February 24, 2020, 03:07:45 PM
The Master situation is different because it was originally set up with Universal but for various reasons such as budget, they pulled out

Focus is already committed to the film so budget shouldnít be a concern. I think thereís legitimate struggles in finding the correct actor. Sounds like a excessive casting search
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on February 24, 2020, 03:14:01 PM
I think thereís legitimate struggles in finding the correct actor. Sounds like a excessive casting search

Timothee Chalamet is right there 😭😭😭

Truth be told...i think PTA might want a Noah Jupe type of kid. But not Noah Jupe himself. Maybe 14? Just starting High School? Idk if I would be a fan of that. I would prefer someone who is 16 or 17... Idk.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: putneyswipe on February 24, 2020, 04:34:23 PM
The premise sounds commercial enough that he might not have pressure to cast stars. So heís taking his time.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on February 25, 2020, 02:13:47 AM
Come on, why all the panic? Inherent Vice was supposed to start principal photography in late May '13, and the casting announcements (except Joaquin) didn't start to formally drop till April.
It might be difficult to find the right youngster for the lead, indeed, and I think his wish to work with a totally newcomer makes things harder (if he wanted to work with someone known, then I guess he would have already shared it to public).
Also, I'm not buying he won't cast any big names on this one but again, define "big". I consider let's say Sandler, Benicio, Witherspoon or Manville to be big.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on February 25, 2020, 03:10:08 AM
itís ridiculous to imagine a hollywood notable casting a non-bigname actor. itís genuinely not within their mental capacity

lol. donít at me, if iím wrong good on the spirit
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: joneal on February 25, 2020, 03:23:51 AM
itís ridiculous to imagine a hollywood notable casting a non-bigname actor. itís genuinely not within their mental capacity

lol. donít at me, if iím wrong good on the spirit

is this sarcasm because they do it all the time

granted, it's much rarer for kids, but we literally just had a season where roman griffin davis was nominated for a golden globe for jojo rabbit
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on February 25, 2020, 03:29:11 AM
itís ridiculous to imagine a hollywood notable casting a non-bigname actor. itís genuinely not within their mental capacity

lol. donít at me, if iím wrong good on the spirit

is this sarcasm because they do it all the time

granted, it's much rarer for kids, but we literally just had a season where roman griffin davis was nominated for a golden globe for jojo rabbit

you definitely wanted to reach for Gus Van Sant and Paranoid Park, rather than Jojo for obvious reasons

i picked an easy fight just to troll PTA fans, i don't know more than any of you do, we'll all find out, i literally said don't at me
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on February 25, 2020, 03:57:00 AM
I get it now I see the confusion I meant there is bound to be a name actor somewhere based on probability, it was sloppy phrasing, ďa hollywood notable casting only nonnamesĒ is antihollywood and rarely happens
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: putneyswipe on February 25, 2020, 09:21:23 AM
I was speaking specifically about the teenage roles. Heís a Hollywood guy no question
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on February 25, 2020, 05:18:20 PM
Why would there be no updates till May? I thought it said this starts in spring/summer? This was announced in early/mid November. There SHOULD be some announcements very soon.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on February 25, 2020, 08:20:49 PM
Considering how very little we're getting so far, I'm not expecting news in spring so probably summer. April/May. I expect another Phantom Thread situation where after a few days of filming we get a title, or working title
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on March 06, 2020, 06:03:40 PM
Is it too early to ponder a possible Coronavirus delay?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on March 06, 2020, 06:06:38 PM
Nothing can be too early at the "barely any info" phase!  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on March 06, 2020, 09:17:18 PM
I've been thinking the same thing. Will L.A. productions start being delayed? There hasn't seemed to be much progress going on with this in general (no start date that we know of, no cast announced). It's starting to seem likely. Watch this be the usual 5 year delay.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on March 07, 2020, 10:38:56 AM
I've been thinking the same thing. Will L.A. productions start being delayed? There hasn't seemed to be much progress going on with this in general (no start date that we know of, no cast announced). It's starting to seem likely. Watch this be the usual 5 year delay.

I'm betting there's a good chance for a massive delay. Considering it went from February to Spring/Summer. And at this rate, it'll probably be started in Summer if we're lucky. But I feel like there's also another good chance that PTA himself is just slowly working on it. Maybe he had an actor but felt he/she wasn't truly ready. Or maybe he's still tinkering with the script event though he has the funding.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on March 07, 2020, 11:10:14 AM
If LA productions start getting delayed or shut down that's another level of scary just in the sense of what that represents.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on March 07, 2020, 11:23:53 AM
I've been thinking the same thing. Will L.A. productions start being delayed? There hasn't seemed to be much progress going on with this in general (no start date that we know of, no cast announced). It's starting to seem likely. Watch this be the usual 5 year delay.

I'm betting there's a good chance for a massive delay. Considering it went from February to Spring/Summer. And at this rate, it'll probably be started in Summer if we're lucky. But I feel like there's also another good chance that PTA himself is just slowly working on it. Maybe he had an actor but felt he/she wasn't truly ready. Or maybe he's still tinkering with the script event though he has the funding.

In my experience, most projects tend to be much further down the road of prep than you might think by the time initial tidbits of info leak. I could be wrong, but I'll bet you their offices by now are mostly staffed and close to banging. Daniel Lupi was visiting the Joker offices in prep for West Side Story before we even started principal photography back in late summer 18, and barely anything was known about it other than it had been announced. Now what effect Corona might be having on all this I can't speculate. Let us hurry up and wait.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on March 07, 2020, 11:52:19 AM
Let us hope that the Corona won't affect anything!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on March 07, 2020, 08:31:46 PM
I've been thinking the same thing. Will L.A. productions start being delayed? There hasn't seemed to be much progress going on with this in general (no start date that we know of, no cast announced). It's starting to seem likely. Watch this be the usual 5 year delay.

I'm betting there's a good chance for a massive delay. Considering it went from February to Spring/Summer. And at this rate, it'll probably be started in Summer if we're lucky. But I feel like there's also another good chance that PTA himself is just slowly working on it. Maybe he had an actor but felt he/she wasn't truly ready. Or maybe he's still tinkering with the script event though he has the funding.

In my experience, most projects tend to be much further down the road of prep than you might think by the time initial tidbits of info leak. I could be wrong, but I'll bet you their offices by now are mostly staffed and close to banging. Daniel Lupi was visiting the Joker offices in prep for West Side Story before we even started principal photography back in late summer 18, and barely anything was known about it other than it had been announced. Now what effect Corona might be having on all this I can't speculate. Let us hurry up and wait.


Interesting you worked on Joker. Did it turn out the way everyone on production expected? Did you guys know Joaquin was doing something special?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on March 08, 2020, 03:22:49 AM
No wtf. Corona has nothing to do with this
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: poopooboy on March 08, 2020, 07:30:21 AM
what if PTA got the corona doe 😳
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on March 08, 2020, 11:41:46 AM
No wtf. Corona has nothing to do with this

It is something to consider. We can't just ignore it  :shock:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on March 08, 2020, 11:54:32 AM
Interesting you worked on Joker. Did it turn out the way everyone on production expected? Did you guys know Joaquin was doing something special?

Can't really speak for anyone else, but it turned out almost beat for beat (excepting some Zazie material) the way it was written, which, for me, was not a good thing. And special? I mean, it was Joaquin - electric to witness, for sure. But I don't think it's a great performance. And I don't blame him, per se.

Let's be real, he should have two Oscars already and Leo should have won this year.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on March 09, 2020, 06:29:49 PM
No wtf. Corona has nothing to do with this

They just cancelled a huge tennis tournament in SoCal. Coachella is surely next. I hope you're right...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on March 09, 2020, 10:26:46 PM
No wtf. Corona has nothing to do with this

They just cancelled a huge tennis tournament in SoCal. Coachella is surely next. I hope you're right...

Yikes. Yeah, I would say it makes sense to assume this and a few other movies set to shoot in Cali to be delayed. We have to wait before anything it announce.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on March 12, 2020, 01:25:15 AM
Yikes. Yeah, I would say it makes sense to assume this and a few other movies set to shoot in Cali to be delayed. We have to wait before anything it announce.
I'd say the way things have been developing in just the last 3 days, a delay seems likely.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on March 12, 2020, 05:37:35 AM
Yeah. Was quite amused by the very dismissive comment about the consequences of the cironavirus, but I guess it hadn't started to spread in the US yet.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on March 12, 2020, 01:10:44 PM
Yeah. Was quite amused by the very dismissive comment about the consequences of the cironavirus, but I guess it hadn't started to spread in the US yet.

That hour long stretch last night ó travel banned from Europe, Hanks tests positive, NBA season suspended ó was one of the most surreal, mind blowing hours I can remember.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on March 12, 2020, 08:45:51 PM
Not on the list:

Here Are All the Shows and Movies Shut Down or Delayed Because of Coronavirus (https://variety.com/2020/film/news/films-tv-delayed-coronavirus-canceled-1203532033/)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ForTheHungryBoy on March 12, 2020, 08:58:03 PM
Interesting you worked on Joker. Did it turn out the way everyone on production expected? Did you guys know Joaquin was doing something special?

Can't really speak for anyone else, but it turned out almost beat for beat (excepting some Zazie material) the way it was written, which, for me, was not a good thing. And special? I mean, it was Joaquin - electric to witness, for sure. But I don't think it's a great performance. And I don't blame him, per se.

Let's be real, he should have two Oscars already and Leo should have won this year.

Kinda confirms my suspicion leaving the theater that they nixed a violent scene w Zazie due to the potential backlash
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on March 12, 2020, 09:12:06 PM
I wouldn't call that accurate.  :)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on March 13, 2020, 12:49:40 AM
Not on the list:

Here Are All the Shows and Movies Shut Down or Delayed Because of Coronavirus (https://variety.com/2020/film/news/films-tv-delayed-coronavirus-canceled-1203532033/)

Well, I guess this means this was always going to start in the summer. We'll see.  :ponder:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on March 13, 2020, 08:06:29 AM
I think the list was focusing more on productions that are currently filming (like the Elvis bio) or on ones that were about to start in the next month or so (no word about lots of others like let's say Babylon which will also be filmed in Cali) It's still early to talk about our project, but hopefully it won't be affected.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on March 13, 2020, 01:57:28 PM
EVERYTHING is going to be affected by this.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on March 13, 2020, 09:24:08 PM
EVERYTHING is going to be affected by this.

I agree, the way things are going right now I wouldn't be surprised if things are kept dead silence. Maybe there'll be an article about Untitled PTA Project filming being pushed back to Fall... idk, I wish the virus stuff would clear up by summer but I'm not sure...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on March 14, 2020, 02:35:18 AM
Well.. I wasnít being dismissive of the virus. I just meant it had no impact on this since, well, it wasnít filming.

I canít believe Iím glad a PTA film wasnít filming.   Hopefully he can film it sometime next year and in 2022, weíll finally get to see it
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on March 14, 2020, 02:40:56 AM
If this does end up a 2022 release, itíll keep up his weird 5 year trend

2017: Phantom Thread
(3 years)
2014: Inherent Vice
(2 years)
2012: The Master
(5 years)
2007: There Will Be Blood
(5 years)
2002: Punch Drunk Love
(3 years)
1999: Magnolia
(2 years)
1997: Boogie Nights
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on March 18, 2020, 12:39:06 AM
More of a recap than an update, but

Everything We Know about Paul Thomas Andersonís New Film So Far (https://www.pastemagazine.com/movies/paul-thomas-anderson/everything-we-know-about-paul-thomas-andersons-for/)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Convael on March 18, 2020, 08:37:50 AM
More of a recap than an update, but

Everything We Know about Paul Thomas Andersonís New Film So Far (https://www.pastemagazine.com/movies/paul-thomas-anderson/everything-we-know-about-paul-thomas-andersons-for/)
It always makes me a little melancholy when these articles come out (same thing with Inherent Vice) and they mention that there could be a return of people like Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Luis Guzman. I worry that we'll never see them in another PTA movie ever again, as wonderful as the Boogie Nights/Magnolia period was.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on March 18, 2020, 12:26:31 PM
Don Cheadle would be my number 1 return!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on March 18, 2020, 01:52:03 PM
Honestly, Iíd rather see Sandler come back than anyone else. Perhaps because I can get my fill of great performances with a lot of these actors on a more regular basis regardless of the project, but still. Sign me up for the Sandman!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on March 18, 2020, 02:40:46 PM
I think I'd cast a vote for Melora Walters, actually.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on March 18, 2020, 02:43:45 PM
One more with Philip Baker Hall.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on March 18, 2020, 03:29:05 PM
Amy Adams please, I'm feeling he's not done with her.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on March 18, 2020, 03:34:25 PM
One more with Philip Baker Hall.

I would agree with this, too.   Phil's pretty old, though...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Freddie Dodd on March 18, 2020, 05:52:40 PM
One more with Philip Baker Hall.

I would agree with this, too.   Phil's pretty old, though...


PBH wasn't in the greatest health when he was interviewed by Sam Fragoso on his podcast. Not sure about him coming back again...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on March 18, 2020, 08:16:25 PM
Paul Dano would be a welcome reunion.

I think itíd be cool for him to finally work with Juliette Binoche in some capacity. Michelle Williams would be nice too.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ForTheHungryBoy on March 18, 2020, 09:37:56 PM
Please re-steer RDJís career in a role as a wily high school teacher
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: mickeywolfman on March 19, 2020, 10:11:09 AM
SOME NEWS: Apparently the title of the new film is SOGGY BOTTOM, heard from a source who works at Kodak. They say that Paul is acting as his own DP again and is prepping film stock looks/processes
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on March 19, 2020, 10:40:57 AM
LOL

I mean, I know everyone thought Phantom Thread and Woodcock were put-ons but... Thatís for sure the stealth title (though I kind of hope it isnít).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on March 19, 2020, 10:57:41 AM
The Coens would have a big problem with that.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on March 19, 2020, 11:16:52 AM
They say that Paul is acting as his own DP again and is prepping film stock looks/processes

That's the real update imo, wondering if he"ll decide to take the full credit this time or not.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on March 19, 2020, 11:18:20 AM
Soggy Bottom. Which might be a working title... already proves this might be a little light-hearted than his previous movies? I guess you can say Phantom Thread is light-hearted in comparison to The Master and There Will Be Blood. But who knows?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on March 19, 2020, 11:41:02 AM
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on March 19, 2020, 11:44:12 AM
I'd forgotten how nicely shot and edited that scene is.  😂 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on March 19, 2020, 11:45:38 AM
Hence my previous post.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on March 19, 2020, 11:57:44 AM
"Pushing Thirteen" became "Boogie Nights", so maybe "Soggy Bottom" might become...what...? 

"High Seventies"? 
"Actually Famous"?
"Coogan Law and Order"? 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on March 19, 2020, 11:58:32 AM
Bidet Mornings.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on March 19, 2020, 12:05:41 PM
Phantom Thread was only the title because he couldn't think of anything better when it was time, right? I still think it was kind of weak.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on March 19, 2020, 12:10:56 PM
Same with The Master. But I grew fond of Phantom Thread.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on March 19, 2020, 12:14:13 PM
I loved it from the start. And The Master was originally called The Split Saber, which I also think kind of owns. nah
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on March 19, 2020, 12:18:46 PM
I loved it from the start. And The Master was originally called The Split Saber, which I also think kind of owns.

Is there a source for this? Though I like The Master, The Split Saber is also interesting.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on March 19, 2020, 12:20:07 PM
The Master was also The Cause, right? In both cases, he was forced to give in because the internet ran with it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on March 19, 2020, 12:27:49 PM
I loved it from the start. And The Master was originally called The Split Saber, which I also think kind of owns.

Is there a source for this? Though I like The Master, The Split Saber is also interesting.

Well wouldn't you know I just checked the source I was thinking of and lo and behold it turns out I'm mistaken. It was indeed originally called The Cause, and Untitled Western, according to Madisen Beaty (Doris).

http://cigsandredvines.blogspot.com/2013/02/interview-making-master-with-actress.html

Sorry everyone.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on March 19, 2020, 12:29:22 PM
"Soggy Bottom" has already been posted to r/PaulThomasAnderson.  I guess this will spread just like COVID-19 at this point.

[edit] Actually, the time stamp indicates it was posted to reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/paulthomasanderson/comments/fl6ixg/new_pta_movie/) 9 hours ago (at this posting).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on March 19, 2020, 12:34:50 PM
I loved it from the start. And The Master was originally called The Split Saber, which I also think kind of owns.

Is there a source for this? Though I like The Master, The Split Saber is also interesting.

Well wouldn't you know I just checked the source I was thinking of and lo and behold it turns out I'm mistaken. It was indeed originally called The Cause, and Untitled Western, according to Madisen Beaty (Doris).

http://cigsandredvines.blogspot.com/2013/02/interview-making-master-with-actress.html

Sorry everyone.


Unfortunately, such a huge mistake is worthy of a ban for life.  :(

My title for The Master would be: Master & Masturbator.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on March 19, 2020, 12:45:47 PM
Y'all aren't really buying this, right?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on March 19, 2020, 12:50:59 PM
We have nothing better to do.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on March 19, 2020, 12:51:57 PM
Exactly.  I'm tired of my toilet paper fort already.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on March 19, 2020, 01:00:38 PM
Social distancing are about to make this thread even worse, isn't it?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on March 19, 2020, 01:07:58 PM
Iím like twenty minutes away from posting a picture of Vincent Froio and telling people itís Timothy Chalamet.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on March 19, 2020, 01:12:32 PM
How would you describe that bottom?

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/98/29/93/982993f2691b50a139bfabff232ab24e.jpg)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on March 19, 2020, 02:03:06 PM
idk some fun in this thread would be good... imma just start making shit up lmao

SOGGY BOTTOM follows Bob, a child actor in high school, he does a lot of drugs, a lot of drugs, there's also other characters and shit idk
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Something Spanish on March 19, 2020, 02:12:22 PM
maybe like TWBB promised blood, the finale of Soggy Bottom has the kid shit his pants at the denouement
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on March 19, 2020, 02:14:41 PM
Unveiling all the bags of cocaine he was hiding all along.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on March 19, 2020, 02:33:44 PM
Might be fun to deliberately troll and make something up and see how long it takes for Indiewire to report it and expose even more how terrible they are. Though that would probably piss off the people actually involved with the film.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: putneyswipe on March 19, 2020, 02:52:40 PM
"One anonymous source described it as PTA's personal bildungsroman, a long-awaited return to entertaining mainstream commercial cinema, 'It's like, imagine a cross between The Last American Virgin and Truffaut's Day for Night'"
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on March 19, 2020, 04:38:14 PM
Itís cuz he shit his pants after that New Yorker article.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on March 19, 2020, 07:03:05 PM
Jordan Ruimy posted this on his twitter, it was a matter of time.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on March 19, 2020, 10:40:26 PM
lmao what happened to that one reply where a dude started insulting us and posted the Fiona Apple article. I was gonna reply "we're talking about it in another thread" people these days
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on March 20, 2020, 05:12:44 AM
If Soggy Bottom was an actual secret shooting title then it would have to be the name of the tv show the kid actor is on or the name of the town within the show that the kid actors character lives in. I'm picturing a " The Waltons" kind of tv show.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on March 20, 2020, 10:06:08 AM
...it would have to be the name of the tv show the kid actor is on or the name of the town within the show that the kid actors character lives in.
That's an excellent supposition! I think you're exactly right.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on March 20, 2020, 05:53:28 PM
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/19/california-governor-issues-statewide-order-to-stay-at-home-effective-thursday-evening.html

Looks like it's safe "Soggy Bottom" won't start filming until summer next year I think. Especially if this Pandemic is gonna be going on for 18 months or longer.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on March 20, 2020, 06:12:54 PM
Might end up being cancelled outright.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on March 20, 2020, 06:42:34 PM
Might end up being cancelled outright.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/HgBVTJMaOuoG4/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on March 21, 2020, 08:10:34 AM
Amy Adams please, I'm feeling he's not done with her.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if they both won their first Oscars for the same movie.
(Sorry, I need a pleasant-thought distraction during all this)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on March 21, 2020, 08:32:31 AM

I second the Melora Walters mention above, would love to see her in more stuff.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: joneal on April 04, 2020, 12:52:33 AM
Any updates on this? I wonder how far itíll be pushed back. Will filming even start before the end of the year?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on April 04, 2020, 07:46:32 AM
All bets are off. Not even sure Universal would bother with an unprofitable prestige picture unlikely to win awards.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on April 04, 2020, 09:19:57 AM
Only guesses right now, and I don't see any announcements coming soon unless things in Hollywood (and the planet) start to roll normally again.
In the meantime, while it certainly isn't the same case, the delay of the Master's production lead to two releases within 2 years (2012-14), it would be at least comforting if he could do that again, 2022-24 maybe.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on April 04, 2020, 10:17:08 AM
Maybe he could squeeze in another Pynchon adaptation.... I can dream.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on April 04, 2020, 11:15:23 AM
I really wonder what this whole thing will do to the theater business. Especially for art house / prestige stuff like this. I know that a lot of the major chains are in dire straits right now, but does anyone know about the indie / art house scene and how they are faring as a whole right now or have any predictions?

Even though Iím a movie freak and I love going to theaters, do I really wanna risk my life sitting in a dirty AMC theater to see a movie I might not even like? ... I fear this could be the end of the moviegoing experience as we all knew it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on April 04, 2020, 12:06:24 PM
appropriate topic (http://xixax.com/index.php? topic=12738.msg362342#msg362342)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on April 04, 2020, 01:48:19 PM
If this ends up never getting made I do hope that at some point we get more details about what it would have been
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on April 04, 2020, 06:08:01 PM
Maybe it gets made after there are enough testing kits available for on-demand testing and/or a vaccine (and a year or two from now).  And maybe the theater/exhibition paradigm has changed so much that it gets made by Netflix or Amazon--perhaps at a reduced budget (and shot on digital).  Maybe the script is rewritten for a smaller cast or fewer extras.   

SO MANY THINGS are going to be different when those of us that are left come out the other side of this.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on April 04, 2020, 07:46:40 PM
Or perhaps he'll do it as an animated feature.   Or do the "Superstar"/Todd Haynes thing with Barbie dolls.  Or just start up a Patreon account and send each of us the script at the $100 or more level.

I'm in.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on April 05, 2020, 05:32:28 PM
Make a one woman character study/thriller at home starring Maya, ala "Images". Jonny can email him the score.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 06, 2020, 12:39:31 PM
Make a one woman character study/thriller at home starring Maya, ala "Images". Jonny can email him the score.

"A Woman Under The Influence 2: Bad Habits Die Hard".

OR

"A Woman Under The Influence 2: Port of Call Tarzana".

Get Mark Ruffalo for the Peter Falk role.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on April 06, 2020, 01:47:03 PM
We all know he'd just direct the official Haim vlogs.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on April 13, 2020, 10:36:54 PM
I only offer this as a sample of what's floating around out there.  No credibility implied.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: trytotell on April 14, 2020, 12:08:07 AM
I think that's a "no" on both counts.

It's interesting that some projects are still being announced in the trades. I'd say that hopefully we could still get some casting news, but it seems like he was still in the middle of casting anyways, so that's not going to happen.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on April 14, 2020, 02:18:36 AM
I only offer this as a sample of what's floating around out there.  No credibility implied.


This guy used to pretend to be Paul before blocking one of my accounts for outing him. Heíd post photos of crowds lining up for auditions ďfor his upcoming film,Ē when a reverse Google image search showed it was actually a crowd lining up for some Brazilian reality show. Iíd wager heís a pathological liar.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on April 14, 2020, 10:53:24 AM
I only offer this as a sample of what's floating around out there.  No credibility implied.


This guy used to pretend to be Paul before blocking one of my accounts for outing him. Heíd post photos of crowds lining up for auditions ďfor his upcoming film,Ē when a reverse Google image search showed it was actually a crowd lining up for some Brazilian reality show. Iíd wager heís a pathological liar.

I thought everyone knew by now that PTA discovered Dillon Freasier on a Brazilian reality show.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: joneal on April 18, 2020, 06:18:20 AM
No filmmaker, let alone PTA, is dumb enough to write a 600 page script and expect to turn it into a movie. He'd just make a prestige miniseries for HBO or something.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on April 23, 2020, 10:32:29 AM
Just gonna put it here since it's the active future-PTA thread, but it would be so great if he did a watch along for one of his movies.

What one would you all pick?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on April 23, 2020, 12:53:23 PM
Couch
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on June 09, 2020, 07:40:35 AM
Fun and surely incorrect thought I had last night: The film's purportedly about a teenager in California who was a famous child actor.

Wouldn't it be *wild* if it was a loose adaptation of The Three Investigators, where Jupiter Jones was the teen detective and former child actor.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on June 09, 2020, 10:56:58 AM
So the industry is reportedly going back to work by June 12, whatever that means (could any folks that are LA residents share any thoughts concerning this?). The times we live in are so wild that any kind of prediction is useless right now, but it's optimistic that at least they try to figure out ways of moving forward, right?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on June 09, 2020, 12:56:22 PM
I do hope that if that doesn't go forward for whatever reason that one day we find out a little more info on what it would have been
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on June 09, 2020, 01:42:16 PM
So the industry is reportedly going back to work by June 12, whatever that means (could any folks that are LA residents share any thoughts concerning this?).

From my side of the (children's tv) industry in LA -- rn most manufacturers for Studio/Production needs are still getting on their feet. We don't even expect to get the studio spaces equipped for COVID/post-COVID logistics until next month.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Heisenberg on June 09, 2020, 05:42:28 PM
I'm predicting end of 2020/early 2021 shooting and December 2021 release as of now.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on June 10, 2020, 03:52:39 PM
I do hope that if that doesn't go forward for whatever reason that one day we find out a little more info on what it would have been

I donít think the movie will be full on canceled due to any of this unless Paul loses interest and decides he doesnít want to do it anymore during the delay.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on June 10, 2020, 11:34:06 PM
California Is Ready to Resume Film Production. But Is Hollywood? (https://variety.com/2020/film/news/hollywood-film-production-resumes-avatar-mission-impossible-king-richard-1234629324/)

Quote
A decent indicator of what might come online in Hollywoodís back yard are the productions that received this yearís allotment of California tax credit incentives ó including Damien Chazelleís ďBabylonĒ at Paramount, Universalís ďDear Evan HansenĒ musical movie adaptation, Amazonís Lucy and Desi Arnaz biopic starring Cate Blanchett, and Paul Thomas Andersonís latest from Focus Features. None of the companies behind those titles had updates to share on their shooting status on or after June 12.  Those projects are required to enact one day of filming to qualify for millions in rebates, within 180 days of the allotment. Extensions were granted after the pandemic hit.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on June 11, 2020, 08:41:33 AM
Now would probably be a good time for him to resurrect/refocus on the Tiffany Haddish/Maya Rudolph project!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on June 11, 2020, 11:12:30 AM
Of any potential films to go ahead soon, one with presumably many teen/child extras filming in a high school could prove particularly problematic/difficult.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Pringle on June 11, 2020, 11:48:22 AM
Of any potential films to go ahead soon, one with presumably many teen/child extras filming in a high school could prove particularly problematic/difficult.

Good point. This would also limit potential artistic approaches, wouldnít it? With all of the rules and regulations and processes that will need to be followed and accounted for, I wonder if PTA will have to switch up his normally  more freewheeling approach.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on June 13, 2020, 10:11:03 AM
Hm. I think it's also important to mind that the movie might be more about the industry than the child actor being in high school (which is still probably going to be a big subplot)

We must remember that we never know what's truly in store for a PTA movie... they always turn out different then we think...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on June 16, 2020, 04:22:09 PM
Twitter scoop (so don't hold your breath), the project is currently deep into the casting process, eyeing a late August start of shooting.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on June 16, 2020, 05:40:13 PM
For reference.


Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on June 16, 2020, 10:33:38 PM
Yeah, the way America is going right now... saying there going to start filming late august is blind optimism.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on June 17, 2020, 12:53:47 AM
Is this person reliable?

They haven't even announced any cast members yet. I highly doubt they're ready to start any time soon.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on June 17, 2020, 11:34:18 AM
Ya I mean I want to hear some news as much as the next guy but August seems a bit suspect to me
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on June 26, 2020, 05:53:35 PM
Do we know whatever happened to Pinocchio? Hearing about Del Torroís version for Netflix today made me wonder if we ever got confirmation why PTA left that project aside from the obvious(he would have surely cooked up something too esoteric for kids).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on June 26, 2020, 05:55:58 PM
(he would have surely cooked up something too esoteric for kids).

Anima + his music videoz are a neat compass to what PTA could conjure up in harmonious PG termz.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on June 26, 2020, 06:30:18 PM
He was just helping Downey Jr with the screenplay and probably  getting more money than what he got for his last movies.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on July 17, 2020, 05:55:43 PM
https://deadline.com/2020/07/paul-thomas-anderson-1970s-san-fernando-valley-movie-heading-to-mgm-1202987764/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Moving to MGM...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on July 17, 2020, 06:07:01 PM
For the benefit of linkless posterity:

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EXCLUSIVE: We hear that Paul Thomas Andersonís new 1970s San Fernando Valley movie is jumping from Focus Features to MGM. Neither studio would confirm, but we know that itís a deal thatís going down according to sources, and that the production is leaving the Universal specialty label which made his Oscar-winning, near $48M WW global grossing period feature Phantom Thread. CAA Media Finance represents the film.

The movie did not go into production prior to the shutdown of feature productions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Itís unclear at this time whether Anderson was on a timeline, and needed to get this movie done and filming, or if the production was too costly for Focus. Phantom Thread was made for an estimated $35M.

Focus Features originally was set to distribute the movie domestically with Universal handling foreign distribution. Focus released Andersonís 1950s London fashion designer movie Phantom Thread which racked up six Oscar noms including Best Picture, Director, Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, and took home a win for Mark Bridgesí costumes.

Reportedly Andersonís new movie will center around a high school student who is also a successful child actor, but have intersecting storylines. Itís the fourth time that Anderson has set a film in the San Fernando Valley, the last titles being Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love.  The filmmakerís Ghoulardi Film Company have already received a $2.5M California film tax credit. Longtime collaborators JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi are producing Andersonís latest.

Anderson is repped by CAA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.

And what do we make of this news...?   We love to read deeply between the lines around here...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilder on July 17, 2020, 06:19:20 PM
Mike DeLuca went to run MGM earlier this year (https://deadline.com/2020/01/michael-de-luca-named-chairman-of-mgm-motion-picture-group-1202820387/)...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on July 17, 2020, 06:21:03 PM
So very likely NOT a coincidence.  The Boogie Nights Boys, together again.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on July 17, 2020, 06:21:31 PM
While its not like Thread blew the box office up it did get a ton of Oscar nominations for Focus. Interesting that they decided to let Focus have it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on July 17, 2020, 06:27:06 PM
MGM is bad. Hmm

But idk. It’s probably a really small niche film (duh). Focus still couldn’t bring it into production so I guess De Luca wanted instead

EDIT: Hollywood Reporter said it was budgetary concerns since they couldn’t be in production by summer.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on July 17, 2020, 06:35:12 PM
Based on the photo with that article, I'm just hoping he has a beard during production on this one. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on July 17, 2020, 06:38:10 PM
I'm sure he wants a bigger budget.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on July 17, 2020, 08:11:14 PM
Is that the first hint at interconnected storylines? It would be interesting if he had wanted to do a mature version of Magnolia. This is probably the most basic reaction, but there's nothing much to say.  :yabbse-grin:

Weird Thought I Keep Getting: I hope this will be what I hoped Boyhood would be.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on July 17, 2020, 09:19:23 PM
Mike DeLuca went to run MGM earlier this year (https://deadline.com/2020/01/michael-de-luca-named-chairman-of-mgm-motion-picture-group-1202820387/)...

While I donít believe this is a coincidence, I am already laughing at certain folks on Twitter that prefer 90s PTA thinking De Lucaís involvement is some sign that  this new project is going to be In the same vein as Boogie Nights and Magnolia. That ship has sailed. Heís evolved as an artist.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on July 17, 2020, 09:37:45 PM
The Hollywood Reporter:

Quote
Focus landed the project in December 2019 with the hopes of shooting it in spring or summer 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a ceasing of almost all productions, to the consternation of filmmakers and executives.

However, sources say the move isnít stemming from Focusí lack of desire to shoot but rather a budgetary issue, according to one source.

Focus was set to distribute domestically while Universal Pictures International was to handle global rollout.

Plot details are being kept secret but it involves multiple storylines surrounding one centering around a kid actor attending high school in the San Fernando Valley. The latter is the setting of some of Andersonís most memorable films, including Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch Drunk Love.

No cast has been set for the feature.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on July 18, 2020, 12:45:32 AM
The Hollywood Reporter:

Quote
Focus landed the project in December 2019 with the hopes of shooting it in spring or summer 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a ceasing of almost all productions, to the consternation of filmmakers and executives.

However, sources say the move isnít stemming from Focusí lack of desire to shoot but rather a budgetary issue, according to one source.

Focus was set to distribute domestically while Universal Pictures International was to handle global rollout.

Plot details are being kept secret but it involves multiple storylines surrounding one centering around a kid actor attending high school in the San Fernando Valley. The latter is the setting of some of Andersonís most memorable films, including Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch Drunk Love.

No cast has been set for the feature.

If it really is multiple stories and a true ensemble, I hope we get a mixture of new and familiar faces.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on July 18, 2020, 03:34:52 AM
I had a dream the other night that julianne moore was in the new pta film, so I can confirm that he'll be bringing some of the old ones back
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on July 18, 2020, 03:42:34 AM
I had a dream the other night that julianne moore was in the new pta film, so I can confirm that he'll be bringing some of the old ones back

He'll put Melora Walters in there somewhere.

Also he owes Jesse Plemmons a bigger role according to PTA himself!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on July 18, 2020, 03:50:29 AM
yes, please! I'd be so excited if he brought them all back.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on July 18, 2020, 07:49:56 AM
Dunno about the veracity of this but...

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on July 18, 2020, 09:17:23 AM
MGM is fine with me, my guess is that Focus wanted a budget decrease considering the production costs in these tough times and he refused.

Dunno about the veracity of this but...


:shock: :shock: :shock:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on July 18, 2020, 09:51:38 AM
Phil Baker Hall as the director! It'd be great to see him shine one last time.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on July 18, 2020, 11:04:36 AM
That would be awesome--but the last time I saw him on camera he looked very old.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on July 18, 2020, 11:48:38 AM
I bet Leo DiCaprio was offered the politician role

Maybe PTA can lure Nicholson out of retirement for the Director. Would add meta text given his Huston relationship

The age of female role isnít disclosed, hard to pinpoint. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on July 18, 2020, 12:02:23 PM
Nicholson is a great daydream for the described role

it instantly sounds less like a teenagers hanging out movie and more like an oscar movie, and what initially sounded like a wild title clicks into place. iím not sure about the title or the roles or anything, but itís cool the daydreaming is taking a fuller shape
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on July 18, 2020, 12:07:22 PM
Tom Cruise could play the hell out of a closeted gay congressman. But heís too busy going to space.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on July 18, 2020, 12:41:42 PM
I daydreamed up a plot for a PTA movie a year or two ago where John Mulaney played a closeted vaudevillian/Vegas lounge act/Ricky Ricardo-type in the Ď50s, who had a secret relationship in the back rooms with another entertainer from a Black club, and then Mulaneyís character gets scouted and asked to play the father in a super-wholesome family sitcom, a la Leave It To Beaver.

So, I guess Iím secretly rooting for Mulaney as the politician. Or some role. I just have a feeling Mulaney is the right kind of Ďhandsomeí for PTA, and would love to see what heís capable of under PTAís direction.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on July 18, 2020, 12:51:11 PM
Just random daydreaming thoughts:

-the Huston-style director: Possibilities like Hall, Nicholson or even deNiro and Marc Maron sound all nice, but I'm personally intigued by the idea of casting a veteran actor who's been ALSO a known director as a meta-reference. We know that PTA has seen the Other Side of the Wind which could be an influence, so Bogdanovich maybe is a bit obvious but really good choice imo. Another juicy meta-reference choice (and my favourite one) would be Warren Beatty, with whom he's tried to work before.

-the closeted politician: I agree with BigShock that if diCaprio was ever attached to this project, this was the role he discussed. Lots of possibilities depending on the tone of the character, an openly gay actor would be interesting (not just for the sake of diversity) but I won't be surprised if there gonna be a completely unexpected name.

-the female agent: Difficult to guess, i don't seem to be famillar with the character of a fierce female agent back in the '70s, I can't even imagine how she's written in the script.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on July 18, 2020, 12:55:42 PM
That leaked plot description makes this sound a lot more interesting. I really hope 2021 film production is back to fully resuming so this can shoot.

Two things:

I wonder if the kid actor and the kid characters will be unknown and the adult  subplots will be known actors.

Very curious about who get juicy female casting agent role. I can't decide if he should get someone from his old crew back (Julianne Moore) or someone new.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on July 18, 2020, 01:03:47 PM
Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on July 18, 2020, 01:10:48 PM
It sounds like there may be a few similarities/parallels with the new James Gray film (which is now at Focus). That has a stacked cast.

My guess is the agent will be based on Sue Mengers. Kathy Bates? He clearly loved Lesley Manville, though I haven't seen her do an American accent. I'll be surprised if he ever brings back Julianne Moore. Not that anything happened between them, but by Magnolia they were just on different wavelengths IMO. If it's a different description then JJL is a possibility. Or Maya.

He and De Niro had dinner a few years ago. But he's in the Gray film. Nicholson or Beatty would be great. Maybe Redford, though he's gone back and forth on whether The Old Man and the Gun was his last film.

RDJ as the politician?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on July 18, 2020, 01:33:18 PM
a straight actor play a gay role or a gay actor play a straight role
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on July 18, 2020, 01:48:09 PM
What are the odds that PTA at least floated the script to DDL as a hail marry shot?  :rofl: :rofl:


Nicholson would be a dream as the director, but I also think Beatty would be really interesting. Iíd love to see him work with DeNiro, but I do not see DeNiro as a Huston type. Eastwood would be interesting as he fits the Huston type and is also a director, but I think at 90, heís probably TOO old and seems to be done acting in other peopleís films.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on July 18, 2020, 02:47:47 PM
The young ďmainĒ actor will certainly be an unknown. Theyíve had difficulty in the casting process.

PTA has desire to work with Charlize Theron, maybe sheís the female casting agent? Just a guess. Or maybe it is Tiffany Haddish. Heís also mentioned desire to work with Pitt, Penn and Jim Carrey to name a few but they donít fit here?

De Niro would be fun for the Director, but he seems busy with Gray and Scorsese films. Bruce Dern?

Also.. this sounds nothing like what that member described a year ago? The one who insisted he knew the actor cast but vanished
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Freddie Dodd on July 18, 2020, 02:57:11 PM
The young ďmainĒ actor will certainly be an unknown. Theyíve had difficulty in the casting process.

PTA has desire to work with Charlize Theron, maybe sheís the female casting agent? Just a guess. Or maybe it is Tiffany Haddish. Heís also mentioned desire to work with Pitt, Penn and Jim Carrey to name a few but they donít fit here?

De Niro would be fun for the Director, but he seems busy with Gray and Scorsese films. Bruce Dern?

Also.. this sounds nothing like what that member described a year ago? The one who insisted he knew the actor cast but vanished

Could they play the gay politician? The age seems to indicated slightly younger, like 45-50, so those three guys are likely out of the running.

Female agent likewise has no age range for the character description. If we're having the female agent being based off  Sue Menger she was 45 or so when this era was set, which could fit either Maya or Theron. If the character is a decade older we could get Dern, Leigh, or Moore for the role.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on July 18, 2020, 03:29:39 PM
The young ďmainĒ actor will certainly be an unknown. Theyíve had difficulty in the casting process.

PTA has desire to work with Charlize Theron, maybe sheís the female casting agent? Just a guess. Or maybe it is Tiffany Haddish. Heís also mentioned desire to work with Pitt, Penn and Jim Carrey to name a few but they donít fit here?

De Niro would be fun for the Director, but he seems busy with Gray and Scorsese films. Bruce Dern?

Also.. this sounds nothing like what that member described a year ago? The one who insisted he knew the actor cast but vanished


Ya what happened to that guy
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on July 18, 2020, 03:55:36 PM
That poster's inside info about Phantom Thread was correct as I recall. Maybe it was a different script/project. 

Jeff Bridges for the director?

I don't buy Theron as a Hollywood agent. If older, Sigourney Weaver?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on July 18, 2020, 04:10:09 PM
That poster's inside info about Phantom Thread was correct as I recall. Maybe it was a different script/project. 

Jeff Bridges for the director?

I don't buy Theron as a Hollywood agent. If older, Sigourney Weaver?

Possible, but the quickness in which this was brought together makes me think it was the main project PTA had all along. Other stuff like the 30s Tiffany Haddish thing were probably nothing more than ideas made public. He doesn't seem like someone who pulls a script out of a drawer and says "this one!". This isn't the Inherent Vice situation
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on July 18, 2020, 04:15:11 PM
i donít remember the other poster or what that poster said but i do see that wilberfan source checked the twitter person and the twitter person said he read it on a message board and called it reliable but with a grain of salt
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on July 18, 2020, 05:13:21 PM
I completely forgot this takes place in the 1970s. I wonder if that axes someone like Beatty or Nicholson since they were huge stars during the time period? Heís mentioned multiple times that he never thought of Burt Reynolds as stunt casting and when everyone started interpreting it as such, it rubbed him the wrong way. He may avoid that all together.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on July 18, 2020, 05:49:16 PM
PTA has said before he'd like to work with Tom Hanks who I think would be good for the politician role. Brolin would work too although he's done that before in Milk. If PTA wanted to cast against type he could let Joaquin sink his teeth into it, might be interesting to see Joaquin play a more seemingly restrained role.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Freddie Dodd on July 19, 2020, 12:45:39 AM


My guess is the agent will be based on Sue Mengers. Kathy Bates? He clearly loved Lesley Manville, though I haven't seen her do an American accent. I'll be surprised if he ever brings back Julianne Moore. Not that anything happened between them, but by Magnolia they were just on different wavelengths IMO. If it's a different description then JJL is a possibility. Or Maya.

 

Care to elaborate on the Moore-Anderson dynamic? What made Julianne feel different about the work process that you think wouldn't make her connect with Paul direction?  Nothing indicated they had creative differences.


Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on July 19, 2020, 01:26:54 AM
Just a hunch. She's said in interviews something to the effect of her struggling to figure out how to play the part which, IMO, is evident on screen. No drama at all, just not the magic of their Boogie Nights collaboration. I think of the "old group", he'd only bring back Reilly, Hall, and Walters (just for a bit part like what was supposed to be in The Master).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on July 19, 2020, 03:14:43 AM
Physically speaking, an actor who would really pull off the director role is Sam fuckin' Elliot.
After several thinking, i could imagine in the role of the agent someone like Annette Bening.
I still can't make up my mind with the politician role.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on July 19, 2020, 03:28:21 AM
Donald Sutherland as the director, Carrie Coon as the agent, Adam Driver as the politician. Get their agents on the phone, let's get this thing done.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Freddie Dodd on July 19, 2020, 11:26:05 AM
Just a hunch. She's said in interviews something to the effect of her struggling to figure out how to play the part which, IMO, is evident on screen. No drama at all, just not the magic of their Boogie Nights collaboration. I think of the "old group", he'd only bring back Reilly, Hall, and Walters (just for a bit part like what was supposed to be in The Master).


In the making of documentary Moore seemed to find it challenging to play such a broadly character with such an heightened style of acting, as she stated she'll try to underplayed more often than not at that point in her career.  Paul style has changed dramatically that I couldn't picture the more wiser version of himself writing a character who could seem to come out of your daytime soap opera.  Reilly and Anderson have stick to just a three-picture plan, not looking like they'll be back working together.  Hall is not in the best condition of health and if he doesn't have a role in this picture I doubt we'll see him again in a PTA film.


 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on July 19, 2020, 11:53:58 AM
Adam Driver as a gay politician is quite interesting.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on July 19, 2020, 01:09:18 PM
More on the DeLuca/MGM angle.

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Ever since Michael De Luca took the reins of MGM as film group chairman, the studio has become a strong player in Hollywood, outbidding and acquiring many hot properties. MGMís latest acquisition? Paul Thomas AndersonĎs 1970s San Fernando Valley movie, which MGM scooped up from Focus Features.

This is just the latest big acquisition by MGM, who has added several high-profile projects to their slate since Michael De Luca took reins of the studio earlier this year. Amongst the studiosí buzziest projects are ďProject Hail MaryĒ starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Ridley ScottĎs ďGucciĒ starring Lady Gaga, George MillerĎs ďThree Thousand Years of Longing,Ē James GrayĎs ďI Am Pilgrim,Ē and David Robert MitchellĎs first superhero movie, ďHeroes & Villains.Ē

Tapping high-profile filmmakers seems to be MGMís new strategy, according to MGM motion picture group president, Pamela Abdy (via Variety), saying ďIf you look at the projects weíve been announcing and securing, the one thing in common with all of them is a director at the center who has real authorship.Ē

At a time when many studios seem to be reluctant to spend money due to the pandemic, MGM is outbidding its competitors and quietly building a prestigious release date more akin to A24. Sure, the studio still has its big franchises like ďJames Bondď, ďBill and Ted,Ē and ďCandyman,Ē but mixing these with more arthouse projects can make MGM a big player in the industry.

Of course, De Lucas is no stranger to running a studio, as he spent his time at New Line Cinema championing such filmmakers as David Fincher, F. Gary Gray, and Paul Thomas Anderson himself, turning out several highly successful movies. And as a producer, De Luca has earned Best Picture Oscar nominations two years in a row with ďThe Social NetworkĒ and ďMoneyball.Ē


Source (https://theplaylist.net/mgm-paul-thomas-anderson-san-fernando-valley-20200718/)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on July 19, 2020, 02:55:14 PM
Carrie Coon in a PTA movie is something I didnít know I needed until just now.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on July 19, 2020, 04:46:52 PM
Just a hunch. She's said in interviews something to the effect of her struggling to figure out how to play the part which, IMO, is evident on screen. No drama at all, just not the magic of their Boogie Nights collaboration. I think of the "old group", he'd only bring back Reilly, Hall, and Walters (just for a bit part like what was supposed to be in The Master).


In the making of documentary Moore seemed to find it challenging to play such a broadly character with such an heightened style of acting, as she stated she'll try to underplayed more often than not at that point in her career.  Paul style has changed dramatically that I couldn't picture the more wiser version of himself writing a character who could seem to come out of your daytime soap opera.  Reilly and Anderson have stick to just a three-picture plan, not looking like they'll be back working together.  Hall is not in the best condition of health and if he doesn't have a role in this picture I doubt we'll see him again in a PTA film.

He and Reilly are still very close. I think it's much more likely he'll be back than Moore. That said, I don't necessarily think any of them will be. He likes to move on to new people. JoAnne Sellar and Mark Bridges are about the only 2 people in PTA's world whose places are secure. I bet, eventually, he'll even move on from Greenwood.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on July 19, 2020, 04:59:06 PM
The fact that Reilly wasnít in Inherent Vice makes me think they wonít work together again. I know they are very close, but I think if working together again was that big of a priority,  PTA would have gotten him in IV. Thereís plenty of characters in IV that Reilly could have played. His comedic and dramatic experience would have perfect for that film. Also, the general public pretty much just sees Reilly as a comedian now and his attachment in some capacity might have helped sell it. Add to the fact that Reilly and PTA have confirmed that PTA tried to force him into There Will Be Blood and Reilly told him if thereís not a part for him, donít worry about it. I think that didnít just mean TWBB, but all of his films.  I hope Iím wrong because Iíd love to see a reunion, but I just donít think itís going to happen.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on July 19, 2020, 05:37:01 PM
JoAnne Sellar and Mark Bridges are about the only 2 people in PTA's world whose places are secure. I bet, eventually, he'll even move on from Greenwood.

Is Mark Bridges the other one who has worked on every single feature so far?  I think Kulukundis (Casting) has been with him since Boogie Nights.  And I think you're probably right about mixing up his actors now.  I suspect he'd continue to work with Hoffman, but { sigh }.   
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Shughes on July 19, 2020, 07:05:33 PM
It's hard to imagine him not working with Greenwood now. Maybe if there's scheduling conflict, but even then I feel they could make it work (I think time was an issue for Greenwood and Lynne Ramsay on You Were Never Really Here, and that score is amazing).

I feel like Thom Yorke would be an interesting collaborator. Maybe too obvious a choice after Greenwood. But Anima was great.

Others I'd love to see him work with are Mica Levi, Max Richter, or Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.

Someone mentioned Carrie Coon as speculative casting - that would be incredible! Love the idea of Adam Driver too, and Beatty or Nicholson.

At the same time it may be nobody we expect, but then further down the line we'll be as into those actors as we are his previous collaborators. I'm just glad this thing is moving.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on July 19, 2020, 07:55:47 PM
Greenwood definitely isn't going anywhere in the near future. But, circa 2002, none of us would've thought he'd ever stop working with the whole Largo crew.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Freddie Dodd on July 19, 2020, 09:24:20 PM
Just a hunch. She's said in interviews something to the effect of her struggling to figure out how to play the part which, IMO, is evident on screen. No drama at all, just not the magic of their Boogie Nights collaboration. I think of the "old group", he'd only bring back Reilly, Hall, and Walters (just for a bit part like what was supposed to be in The Master).


In the making of documentary Moore seemed to find it challenging to play such a broadly character with such an heightened style of acting, as she stated she'll try to underplayed more often than not at that point in her career.  Paul style has changed dramatically that I couldn't picture the more wiser version of himself writing a character who could seem to come out of your daytime soap opera.  Reilly and Anderson have stick to just a three-picture plan, not looking like they'll be back working together.  Hall is not in the best condition of health and if he doesn't have a role in this picture I doubt we'll see him again in a PTA film.

He and Reilly are still very close. I think it's much more likely he'll be back than Moore. That said, I don't necessarily think any of them will be. He likes to move on to new people. JoAnne Sellar and Mark Bridges are about the only 2 people in PTA's world whose places are secure. I bet, eventually, he'll even move on from Greenwood.

Reilly in some recent interviews confirmed Paul still contacts him personal. Though I think he's just past that point of revitalizing the key players of his trope from the first four films.  Just that I think he'll prefer to work with mainly actors that haven't worked before with one previous collaborator in the lead(Phoenix-IV, DDL-PT).


For a casting speculation maybe he could give longtime friend JJL the agent role.  Seems like something that would be suitable to her, with the San Fernando Valley callback to Fast Times at Ridgemont High, while having grown up in a Hollywood family. Just would seem like good timing as Paul and Jennifer have expressed of wanting to work with each other for a long time now. She helped with some of the creative process on BN-Magnolia according to PTA and is thanked in the credits.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on July 19, 2020, 11:04:15 PM
More tidbits.

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The untitled upcoming project is still in pre-production, though Anderson is said to have finished writing the movie, which revolves around a high school student who is also an exchange student. It will be the fourth film that Paul Thomas Anderson has set in the San Fernando Valley, the Los Angeles area where ďBoogie Nights,Ē ďMagnolia,Ē and ďPunch-Drunk LoveĒ unfolded in glorious color. The upcoming film is also Paul Thomas Andersonís sixth period film, and his third trip to the 1970s after ďInherent Vice,Ē also set in Los Angeles, and ďBoogie Nights.Ē This is said to be an ensemble piece, with multiple interlocking storylines. Anderson is also producing through his Ghoulardi Film Company banner.

Source (https://www.indiewire.com/2020/07/paul-thomas-anderson-new-movie-mgm-1234574960/)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on July 19, 2020, 11:16:51 PM
from a creative capacity whatís exciting is an exchange student doesnít sound like paul at all. of course the less he travels upon obvious paths the more he succeeds in imaginative possibilities

but i need like the press release about the narrative situation
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on July 20, 2020, 12:26:29 AM
I like the idea of that but I'm not sure we can trust Indiewire.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on July 20, 2020, 05:06:36 PM
Unsolicited thoughts:

-- The "closeted gay politician" thread -- and, yes, I fully understand that it's a period piece -- worries me slighlty as being exploitative or even stale. I know it could go in 100 directions. I will trust PTA's writing and directing to push it past cliche and stereotypes as a plot element.

-- I wouldn't have a problem if he mixed it up and moved on from Greenwood. ...  Sometimes you need a new muse and inspiration. Magnolia is truly a PTA/Aimee Mann film; doesn't exist without both of them. ... But OTOH as much as Aimee Mann is the muse behind the writing of Magnolia, it's Jon Brion who gives that film its steady unshakeable pulse. I cannot imagine Magnolia without Brion, either. ...

-- Clearly, part of this is again PTA writing what he knows. Makes you hope again, that he might eventually circle all the way back home and give us the Ghoulardi film we need. (Speaking of which, I didn't realize (or had forgotten) until reading Carol Burnett's autobiography how tight Ernie Anderson and Tim Conway were in Cleveland. Imagine casting THOSE TWO for a picture.)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: melaniehaynes on July 24, 2020, 09:21:39 PM
Carrie Coon as the agent is a great choice  :bravo:

Adam Driver as gay  politician would be interesting I mean he has the range  but I feel like pta will maybe cast a gay actor
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on July 25, 2020, 12:39:10 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/ITMACTINGSTUDIO/status/1286728495771484160

Apparently the casting process is going smoothly.

James Franco as the politician? He's born and raised Californian, familiar with the 70s setting (the Deuce is indeed his best work), he was at the back of Paul's mind for the Master when Joaquin wasn't available yet, and his sexuality has been a discussion over the years.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on July 25, 2020, 12:46:13 AM
Isn't this the kind of thing that producers would frown upon?  "Hey, our client has been cast in this new movie that is being really kept under wraps!"  Although I guess it doesn't really reveal much of anything when you think about it.  "Supporting role" could be anything.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on July 25, 2020, 02:37:03 AM
I wonder how close these descriptions will be to the actual characters. Remember when Phantom Thread was described as an arthouse 50 Shades of Grey?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on July 25, 2020, 09:08:56 AM
He has the face of a closeted agent.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on July 25, 2020, 03:39:26 PM
Hm. I'm interested. Wouldn't mind if we got a mixture of old talent and fresh talent for this flick. I still think filming late August is out of the question :(
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on July 25, 2020, 07:32:58 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/ITMACTINGSTUDIO/status/1286728495771484160 (https://mobile.twitter.com/ITMACTINGSTUDIO/status/1286728495771484160)

Apparently the casting process is going smoothly.
Looks like that Instagram posting has been taken down?  Wonder if Sellar/Ghoulardi busted them?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on August 03, 2020, 12:47:59 PM
Bradley Cooper has been cast

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bradley-cooper-talks-star-paul-thomas-andersons-1970s-drama-1304473
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: joneal on August 03, 2020, 12:50:47 PM
This is pretty spot-on casting if you buy all the blind items about his torrid affair with Victor Garber on the set of Alias.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 03, 2020, 12:53:19 PM
Yeah, not a huge Cooper fan, but he sounds right for this role.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 03, 2020, 01:21:12 PM
At first i was all "WTF please God no", but now I'm thinking more of it I say if he can take a great performance out of him then why not (considering he's given the politician role).
The filming of Nightmare Alley isn't done yet and was expecting to resume shooting sometime in fall, so what does that may mean?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 03, 2020, 01:23:15 PM
Two things:

One I'm genuinely excited about this. I thought his performance in A Star Is Born was genuinely great and kind of underrated. I can't wait.

Second so this basically confirms that that this is starting in 2021 right. Nightmare Alley still needs to finsih.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 03, 2020, 01:51:09 PM
Via Collider: "Sources say that Harrison Ford, Michael Douglas and George Clooney had all been considered early on in the casting process, back when the project was set up at Focus, and before the pandemic pushed back production."

Would have loved to see PTA get a great performance out of Harrison Ford! I can dig the Cooper casting though.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on August 03, 2020, 02:03:32 PM
Yeah I find Cooper a very boring actor but PTA managed to make Wahlberg look interesting so I'm sure it'll work out. Collider says he's playing the aging director though - surely that can't be right and he's playing the politician? If so maybe Douglas, Ford or Clooney are still under consideration for the director.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 03, 2020, 02:16:56 PM
Yeah I find Cooper a very boring actor but PTA managed to make Wahlberg look interesting so I'm sure it'll work out. Collider says he's playing the aging director though - surely that can't be right and he's playing the politician? If so maybe Douglas, Ford or Clooney are still under consideration for the director.

Yeah I think you are right. It doesn't make sense that he was looking at DiCaprio and then would go to Harrison Ford/Michael Douglas instead.

Collider were speculating on what the role might be anyway, they didn't even mention the alledged "closeted politician role".

Would love Harrison Ford to be in it. Michael Douglas is great too.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 03, 2020, 02:23:03 PM
If Harrison Ford winds up in this I will die from glee.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 03, 2020, 02:24:34 PM
If Harrison Ford winds up in this I will die from glee.

"GET OFF MY SET!!!!!"
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 03, 2020, 02:49:06 PM
I want Ford in this. Iím not a big fan of Douglas and I really only like Clooney when heís playing a goof.  Ford is also the only one who seems to fit the idea of a John Huston type if thats really what they are going for.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 03, 2020, 02:54:08 PM
As everyone else said if there really is a closeted politician and an older director I really don't see how he playing the older director.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on August 03, 2020, 03:03:52 PM
I remember PTA talking about Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World during the Phantom Thread press tour. I wouldn't be surprised if he's a fan of Peter Weir's filmography, which seems as carefully made and varied as PTA's. I mention this because I could see PTA being a fan of Harrison Ford's collaborations with Weir, although I've admittedly only seen Witness at this point.

EDIT: I originally wrote something different about Bradley Cooper but I deleted it. I was initially unenthused about the casting choice. I  still sort of am...but I really haven't seen that many Cooper performances so I can't properly judge anything about that casting at this point. I'll keep an open mind and rent Silver Linings Playbook and/or finally watch A Star is Born.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 03, 2020, 03:07:42 PM
I remember PTA talking about Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World during the Phantom Thread press tour. I wouldn't be surprised if he's a fan of Peter Weir's filmography, which seems as carefully made and varied as PTA's. I mention this because I could see PTA being a fan of Harrison Ford's collaborations with Weir, although I've admittedly only seen Witness

Oh you must watch The Mosquito Coast. It's a real one of a kind performance from Harrison Ford, great movie too.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on August 03, 2020, 03:08:15 PM
Yeah. Not sure about that casting choice. His daughters are fan of A Star is Born, I guess. Iím definitely seeing it as a challenge: I donít consider Cooper as a bad actor, but everything is bland about him, which might be what they were looking for, who knows?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 03, 2020, 03:09:26 PM
I'm rooting for Harrison Ford, too, this NEEDS to happen.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 03, 2020, 03:37:15 PM
Yeah. Not sure about that casting choice. His daughters are fan of A Star is Born, I guess. Iím definitely seeing it as a challenge: I donít consider Cooper as a bad actor, but everything is bland about him, which might be what they were looking for, who knows?

I couldnít believe it when they said Cooper had as many Oscar noms as PTA, but I just checked and yeeeep. He was nominated for JOKER last year. Hahahaha
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 03, 2020, 04:01:24 PM
Obviously Cooper's not as exciting on paper as all the Film Twitter favorites, but he's got a politician's vibe and is very good at playing sleazy/douchey (which, since the character is a politician, I'm sure will come in handy).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 03, 2020, 04:18:44 PM
Not a huge Cooper fan but I canít wait to see what PTA draws out of him.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 03, 2020, 04:24:39 PM
When I first read this "Cooper" talk I thought it was Chris Cooper. Imagine my disappointment.

I think Bradley Cooper can be amazing though. I didn't particularly like American Hustle, for example, but it really made me appreciate him.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on August 03, 2020, 04:29:49 PM
I remember that mysterious poster year ago or so who mentioned PTA was casting an unexpected Lead but makes sense... Cooper fits that. Iím only speculating

Not excited for Clooney but if PTA were to snatch him and Cooper, that surely increases mainstream and commercial viability. Would be nice for PTA to have a REAL Box office breakout

Ford is interesting but could he really jive with PTA? Douglas seems much more flexible and loose which is a better match
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 03, 2020, 04:35:34 PM
Casting rumors of upcoming PTA efforts are always interesting but I've never been concerned or disappointed with the choices as they're announced.  (I did wince when I heard that Tiffany Haddish & PTA wanted to work together, tho, tbh.) He always gets such spectacular results from his actors that that's the last thing I worry about.  (My biggest worry?  Another Pynchon adaptation.)    :wink:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 03, 2020, 04:35:54 PM
I remember that mysterious poster year ago or so who mentioned PTA was casting an unexpected Lead but makes sense... Cooper fits that. Iím only speculating

I think that poster was probably full of shit.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 03, 2020, 04:42:09 PM
I remember that mysterious poster year ago or so who mentioned PTA was casting an unexpected Lead but makes sense... Cooper fits that. Iím only speculating

I think that poster was probably full of shit.

I thought the same thing, but apparently heís given good scopes before. His track record is good.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 03, 2020, 04:51:35 PM
(My biggest worry?  Another Pynchon adaptation.)    :wink:

God I hope he does another Pynchon.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 03, 2020, 04:53:27 PM
Remember ensemble film aside the lead is probably the kid who I bet will still be an unknown
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 03, 2020, 06:44:30 PM
Bradley Cooper To Star In Paul Thomas Andersonís New 1970s SoCal Film (https://theplaylist.net/bradley-cooper-paul-thomas-anderson-socal-film-20200803/)

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The film is said to take place in Southern California during the 1970s and follows the story of a kid actor and his teen years attending high school in the San Fernando Valley. The new drama marks a return to the familiar SoCal setting for Anderson, where he previously explored in films such as ďBoogie Nights,Ē ďMagnolia,Ē and ďPunch Drunk Love.Ē

idk wtf is running through their head but don't call it SoCal
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Shughes on August 03, 2020, 07:20:37 PM
I'm excited at the prospect of Cooper in a PTA film. He knocked it out of the park in The Place Beyond The Pines, Silver Linings Playbook, and A Star is Born.

Not excited about Ford at all. I'm sure if it happens I'll be turned around, but I think Douglas is a better fit.

When Clooney was mentioned I thought of him being in contention for the politician role rather than against Douglas/Ford for the director role.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 03, 2020, 09:40:21 PM
Production is clearly moving forward...

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: joneal on August 04, 2020, 01:17:38 AM
Is filming really opening up in California soon?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 04, 2020, 02:27:23 AM
Is filming really opening up in California soon?

We need someone to enlighten us about that. Right now any filming in the state is forbidden until the authorities give permission? I thought there were efforts in the last few weeks to find some kind of an arrangement with all the health measures etc that productions would have to comply with in order to resume working. That's not still the case?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on August 04, 2020, 02:35:54 AM
Is filming really opening up in California soon?

We need someone to enlighten us about that. Right now any filming in the state is forbidden until the authorities give permission? I thought there were efforts in the last few weeks to find some kind of an arrangement with all the health measures etc that productions would have to comply with in order to resume working. That's not still the case?

I believe California reopened filming within the state back in mid-June, with appropriate safety measures. I have an AD friend down there who underwent COVID-19 Compliance Officer training a few weeks ago, and he's already got a couple jobs lined up, as sets are required to have a Compliance Officer on set at all times, making sure protocols are being followed.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on August 04, 2020, 03:20:23 AM
Joel Coen's Macbeth started shooting again in LA and is apparently going fine (although I think it's all on sound stages) and Rodrigo Prieto gave an interesting interview talking about how they shot Taylor Swift's new music video with new protocols in place and how it will affect Killers of the Flower Moon:

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But working with Swift, he said, did point a way forward for the industry at large as it grapples with how to restart production amid the pandemic. ďIíve come to realizeóbecause I did the shoot and Iíve done some other couple commercials as wellóthat itís possible because everybodyís very conscious of this and everybody wants to keep working,Ē he said. ďThere are a lot of protocols that are in place and that Iíve seen that are being done on every set. I think weíll just have to keep remembering to do all these things. So far I havenít heard of anybody getting sick. Weíll try to keep it that way.Ē

Also would really recommend the Soderbergh interview Wilder posted on the She Dies Tomorrow thread for more info about the safety measures, how it's all going etc. It seems like people are at least trying to start everything up again, although I guess this one is dependent on when Cooper finishes filming Nightmare Alley and whether anything else changes in that time, which seems likely to be honest.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 04, 2020, 08:50:47 AM
Is filming really opening up in California soon?

We need someone to enlighten us about that. Right now any filming in the state is forbidden until the authorities give permission? I thought there were efforts in the last few weeks to find some kind of an arrangement with all the health measures etc that productions would have to comply with in order to resume working. That's not still the case?
Was reading this just yesterday:

Hereís why resuming TV and film production has gotten so complicated

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Four months since the COVID-19 pandemic halted film and TV shoots, Hollywood has struggled to get back to business. Film sets, known for being crowded and often unclean, have faced a raft of challenges, including complying with testing and other rigorous health-and-safety rules intended to curb new outbreaks, dealing with unwelcoming neighborhoods and extra scrutiny by unions.

So far, most of the filming activity has been confined to small commercials and music videos. But the problems are expected to intensify as 100-plus teams for major movies and TV series resume filming on the streets of L.A.

ďA lot of people imagined that this was going to be like flipping a light switch and everything was just going to turn back on, and itís proving not to be quite like that,Ē said Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA chief operating officer and general counsel. ďBut we are seeing the pace getting quicker, especially for shorter duration productions like commercials, music videos and other productions that need just a few days.Ē

In recent months, unions and an alliance of major Hollywood studios have collaborated with L.A. County health officials to create safety guidelines that would avoid outbreaks on film sets.

ďSo far we have been able to get cooperation from almost all producers on the safety standards we are looking for,Ē Crabtree-Ireland said. ďWe are talking various groups of employers in the industry to establish mutually agreed, detailed protocols that we believe will become the automatic default for all those production environments.Ē

Among other measures, the new rules require on-set COVID-19 safety officers to enforce safety protocols; frequent cleaning of areas and equipment; limited filming hours; and the creation of zones separating crew who cannot socially distance or wear masks as part of their jobs. They will have to be tested every three days while others, who can maintain distance and wear protective equipment, would be tested once a week.

Some productions, however, have struggled to comply with the rules.

ďSongbird,Ē a thriller set in 2022 and coproduced by Michael Bay , was hit with a rare Do Not Work notice from SAG-AFTRA on July 2. The producers had ďnot been transparent about their safety protocols,Ē SAG-AFTRA spokeswoman Pamela Greenwalt said.

The notice meant none of the unionís members, including the movieís star, Demi Moore, would be able to participate in the shoots planned around Los Angeles. Within 24 hours, the union rescinded the notice after the production finalized and signed an appropriate safety protocol, a person with knowledge of the production said.

The troubles didnít stop there. The filmmakers planned to film over several days and at night in Boyle Heights. Some residents, however, balked at the prospect of having a large production in their neighborhood.

ďWe were just worried about COVID-19 risk and the parking situation. Everything right now is tough and having any disruption to your routine is a big issue,Ē said Sam Cornwall, a 34-year-old photographer who lodged a complaint with FilmLA, the nonprofit group that handles film permits. ďNo one needs to die for a Michael Bay movie. We have a lot of neighbors at risk.Ē

The complaint became moot when the company moved the shoot to another location to accommodate a script change.

FilmLA has issued about 350 permits since mid-June and received roughly three dozen complaint calls. Of the total 54 issues raised, 17 had to do with illegal productions that were later shut down by police.

ďThat is one of the greatest concerns we have because that nonpermitted film activity is probably not either aware of, or following, those guidelines,Ē FilmLA President Paul Audley said.

ďEveryone, not just the film industry, everyone is having a problem right now getting tests and getting those test results back quickly,Ē he said. That can lead to delays in or cancellations of film shoots.

ďCourting Mom & Dad,Ē a family movie featuring actor Scott Baio, also was called out by SAG-AFTRA.

The union on June 13 issued a Do Not Work order for the movie, which was filming throughout L.A., because it had not complied with the new COVID-19 safety rules, including mask wearing and social distancing. The union said it is working with the production to resolve the matter. Pure Flix, the filmís producer and distributor, did not respond to requests for comment.

ďThere are people in the industry with all different viewpoints, including people who question the science behind the protocols or the validity of the pandemic itself,Ē Crabtree-Ireland said. But the lengthy rules set out by health officials are designed to avoid outbreaks, even if cast or crew members arenít sheltering at home or taking precautions, he said.

Seven complaints were related to COVID-19, mainly from residents worried about interacting with crews and about the safety requirements on set.

The biggest impediment to returning to business is testing, Audley said.
ďThroughout the preproduction process we have remained in close discussions with the guilds and various Hollywood film groups, and our new production model meets and exceeds all safety guidelines outlined by not only SAG but also L.A. County Public HealthĎs white paper, ĎThe Safe Way Forward,í and FilmLA,Ē the company said.

Despite the measures, some performers and crew members are worried about the risk of infection. Bell said that not everyone from the original cast and crew of ďThe Bold and the BeautifulĒ returned to filming because of concerns about the health risks.

Some productions, however, have been using the new guidelines without issue.

The cast and crew of the Focus Features thriller ďThe Card Counter,Ē starring Oscar Isaac, returned to Biloxi, Miss., this month to complete shooting that had been halted in March after a supporting cast member tested positive for the virus.

This time, all the cast and crew were tested before they could even attend production meetings, said Ryan McCormick, the filmís makeup department head.

The entire crew had their temperatures taken daily, and McCormick was tested for COVID-19 again three days into the shoot.

She wore a mask, like everyone else on set, and a face shield to do the makeup of the leading actors. Contact was minimized, with only one person at a time allowed to touch the actors. Hand sanitizer was handed out, and there were frequent reminders to clean up, she said.

ďI was very trepidatious at first, but I felt like they really knew what they were doing and spared no expense to make sure crew and cast were safe,Ē said McCormick, a veteran makeup artist who is based in Salt Lake City. ďThey were taking it very seriously. I felt as safe as you possibly can.Ē

Still, a growing concern for producers is the rising number of COVID-19 cases. L.A. officials have warned of a new stay-at-home order, which would imperil what little filming has started in the county.

ďEveryone is reluctant to start a shoot that could be shut down,ď said Sam Nicholson, chief executive of Pasadena visual effects company Stargate Studios. ďI do believe that until we get our new COVID-19 infection rate under control, that everyone in the production chain from the studios, to producers and directors, to actors and crew, lack the confidence to make any substantial local production commitments.Ē
Source (https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-07-17/hollywoods-revival-post-pandemic-hit-roadblocks)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 04, 2020, 08:59:34 AM
ďNo one needs to die for a Michael Bay movie.Ē

I'll bet there might be a few volunteers for a PTA movie...  :salute: :yabbse-rolleyes:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on August 04, 2020, 09:17:16 AM
Yeah. This isnít safe...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 04, 2020, 10:34:00 AM
This won't be totally safe until nobody knows exactly when (and in winter with the seasonal flu and stuff, the things are expected to be much worse), and this is undoubtedly a hell of a situation.

But eventually, somehow the life has to go on.

This could very well be postponed indefinitely, but all the activity lately (moving to MGM, casting calls/negotiations, location scouts etc) indicates they're trying to make this work as soon as it is feasible, hopefully with the least possible interferences on Paul's vision. And I tend to believe that they aren't integrally dependent on Nightmare Alley's schedule.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 05, 2020, 10:31:10 AM
I don't see how it starts filming this year. I don't even know why he'd even want to, with all the likely restrictions.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 05, 2020, 11:28:05 AM
Agreed and like I said unless Del Toro drastically changed the book Bradley Cooper is in every scene of Nightmare Alley and they still have like half the movie to shoot right?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 05, 2020, 12:37:36 PM
As far as I know, Cooper isn't yet confirmed for this. Jeremy Renner and James Franco were in talks for The Master, RDJ was in talks for IV, etc. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 05, 2020, 02:07:43 PM
FilmLA Sees Uptick in Film Permit Applications to 18 a Day

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FilmLA is reporting that 18 film permit applications are being submitted per day since resuming remote operations on June 15 ó about 34% of the pre-pandemic level.

The number of daily applications for location shooting in Los Angeles has risen from the average of 14 it reported on July 1. FilmLA, which closed down in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said it has received approximately 577 film permit applications from 422 unique projects since it re-opened, with only 9% of those for film and television projects.

Nearly two-thirds of the applications cover activity in the advertising industry, such as still photography and commercials. The agency said reality TV production has also started to resume but cautions that overall activity will remain low until scripted television and feature production pick up Ė which is expected in early September.

More at source:

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/filmla-uptick-film-permit-applications-1234726417/ (https://variety.com/2020/film/news/filmla-uptick-film-permit-applications-1234726417/)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on August 05, 2020, 05:07:55 PM
Oh you must watch The Mosquito Coast. It's a real one of a kind performance from Harrison Ford, great movie too.

Sounds good. I'm slowly making my way across Weir's filmography and I've been impressed with what I've seen so far.

As far as I know, Cooper isn't yet confirmed for this. Jeremy Renner and James Franco were in talks for The Master, RDJ was in talks for IV, etc.

At first I thought it was confirmed but yeah, it seems Cooper is only "in talks" at this point. A lot could change between now and the actual production. If I recall correctly, Jeremy Renner even sat down to do a table read with PSH for The Master. Then there was a long delay shortly thereafter. It was never clear to me if that delay was because PTA realized Renner wasn't actually the best fit for the part or if the script simply needed to be retooled, or maybe it was a mix of both. 

Speaking of casting, I recently found out two bits of casting trivia that I had missed...well, either missed or forgotten. Robert Pattinson was invited to audition for TWBB and PTA asked Joaquin to be in Boogie Nights.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 05, 2020, 05:25:01 PM
Oh you must watch The Mosquito Coast. It's a real one of a kind performance from Harrison Ford, great movie too.

Sounds good. I'm slowly making my way across Weir's filmography and I've been impressed with what I've seen so far.

As far as I know, Cooper isn't yet confirmed for this. Jeremy Renner and James Franco were in talks for The Master, RDJ was in talks for IV, etc.

At first I thought it was confirmed but yeah, it seems Cooper is only "in talks" at this point. A lot could change between now and the actual production. If I recall correctly, Jeremy Renner even sat down to do a table read with PSH for The Master. Then there was a long delay shortly thereafter. It was never clear to me if that delay was because PTA realized Renner wasn't actually the best fit for the part or if the script simply needed to be retooled, or maybe it was a mix of both. 

Speaking of casting, I recently found out two bits of casting trivia that I had missed...well, either missed or forgotten. Robert Pattinson was invited to audition for TWBB and PTA asked Joaquin to be in Boogie Nights.

PTA also tried to get Joaquin for TWBB. I assume it was either for Eli or Henry. My money would be on Henry.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 05, 2020, 06:24:03 PM
Didn't GDT say they're only 40% finished with Nightmare Alley? If Cooper is in every scene, then yeah, I'm not sure how that would work. The role in this sounds like the 2nd biggest after the kid. Probably not something you can shoot around/wait for. Especially since it sounds like Paul wants to start this the second he gets the green light (but again, not sure that's the wisest decision, for a number of reasons).



Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on August 05, 2020, 09:09:37 PM
The role in this sounds like the 2nd biggest after the kid.

How much do we rly know about this movie?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 06, 2020, 07:16:43 AM
Very little. Most reports have said its about a child actor, others have said its about an exchange student and never mentioned the acting side at all.

Also the forum member who supposedly has been reliable in the past (according to other members), said PTA's next movie was set in the present day, which is now said to be not true. So who the hell knows really?

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 06, 2020, 10:57:38 AM
Oh you must watch The Mosquito Coast. It's a real one of a kind performance from Harrison Ford, great movie too.

Sounds good. I'm slowly making my way across Weir's filmography and I've been impressed with what I've seen so far.

As far as I know, Cooper isn't yet confirmed for this. Jeremy Renner and James Franco were in talks for The Master, RDJ was in talks for IV, etc.

At first I thought it was confirmed but yeah, it seems Cooper is only "in talks" at this point. A lot could change between now and the actual production. If I recall correctly, Jeremy Renner even sat down to do a table read with PSH for The Master. Then there was a long delay shortly thereafter. It was never clear to me if that delay was because PTA realized Renner wasn't actually the best fit for the part or if the script simply needed to be retooled, or maybe it was a mix of both. 

Speaking of casting, I recently found out two bits of casting trivia that I had missed...well, either missed or forgotten. Robert Pattinson was invited to audition for TWBB and PTA asked Joaquin to be in Boogie Nights.

PTA said in an interview for Phantom Thread that the delay for The Master was because he realized the script wasnít ďreadyĒ,  but he could also just be saying that to be polite to Renner. Itís probably a bit of both. It all worked out. Phoenix owns that movie.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 06, 2020, 11:15:33 AM
Oh you must watch The Mosquito Coast. It's a real one of a kind performance from Harrison Ford, great movie too.

Sounds good. I'm slowly making my way across Weir's filmography and I've been impressed with what I've seen so far.

As far as I know, Cooper isn't yet confirmed for this. Jeremy Renner and James Franco were in talks for The Master, RDJ was in talks for IV, etc.

At first I thought it was confirmed but yeah, it seems Cooper is only "in talks" at this point. A lot could change between now and the actual production. If I recall correctly, Jeremy Renner even sat down to do a table read with PSH for The Master. Then there was a long delay shortly thereafter. It was never clear to me if that delay was because PTA realized Renner wasn't actually the best fit for the part or if the script simply needed to be retooled, or maybe it was a mix of both. 

Speaking of casting, I recently found out two bits of casting trivia that I had missed...well, either missed or forgotten. Robert Pattinson was invited to audition for TWBB and PTA asked Joaquin to be in Boogie Nights.

PTA said in an interview for Phantom Thread that the delay for The Master was because he realized the script wasnít ďreadyĒ,  but he could also just be saying that to be polite to Renner. Itís probably a bit of both. It all worked out. Phoenix owns that movie.


I have a feeling it was about Renner. For years I've heard things about Renner through the grapevine that hes really weird and not in an enjoyable way. I distinctly remember hearing that something happened between him and Adams on Arrival and she absolutely did not want to do press with him. Never heard exactly what the incident was.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on August 06, 2020, 11:17:04 AM
There was a Jeremy Renner App until there wasnít just recently. Heís something.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 06, 2020, 11:28:15 AM
Oh you must watch The Mosquito Coast. It's a real one of a kind performance from Harrison Ford, great movie too.

Sounds good. I'm slowly making my way across Weir's filmography and I've been impressed with what I've seen so far.

As far as I know, Cooper isn't yet confirmed for this. Jeremy Renner and James Franco were in talks for The Master, RDJ was in talks for IV, etc.

At first I thought it was confirmed but yeah, it seems Cooper is only "in talks" at this point. A lot could change between now and the actual production. If I recall correctly, Jeremy Renner even sat down to do a table read with PSH for The Master. Then there was a long delay shortly thereafter. It was never clear to me if that delay was because PTA realized Renner wasn't actually the best fit for the part or if the script simply needed to be retooled, or maybe it was a mix of both. 

Speaking of casting, I recently found out two bits of casting trivia that I had missed...well, either missed or forgotten. Robert Pattinson was invited to audition for TWBB and PTA asked Joaquin to be in Boogie Nights.

PTA said in an interview for Phantom Thread that the delay for The Master was because he realized the script wasnít ďreadyĒ,  but he could also just be saying that to be polite to Renner. Itís probably a bit of both. It all worked out. Phoenix owns that movie.


I have a feeling it was about Renner. For years I've heard things about Renner through the grapevine that hes really weird and not in an enjoyable way. I distinctly remember hearing that something happened between him and Adams on Arrival and she absolutely did not want to do press with him. Never heard exactly what the incident was.

I remember seeing a clip of 2 of the Avengers cast being interviewed on the red carpet (elisabeth olsen was one of them) and Renner kind of snuck up behind them and got between them with his arms wrapped around both of their shoulders with a weird smile on his face. Elisabeth Olsen seemed verrrrry uncomfortable. 

My friend is a P.A and she tells me stories about how actors and production behave on shoots. Some people are just so so strange, they don't know how to behave like a regular humans, it's really odd.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on August 06, 2020, 06:19:47 PM
Nothing to add other than I just now realized I have a great need to see Mahershala Ali in a PTA film.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on August 08, 2020, 01:50:07 PM
once more entering this thread and telling people that this chances that this project start in fall is blind optimism
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 08, 2020, 01:54:53 PM
sucks you havenít stopped doing that
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on August 08, 2020, 03:43:50 PM
sucks america has handled the covid situation horribly too
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 08, 2020, 07:24:26 PM
Even if the start date is pushed to next year which I would be shocked if it wasn't at least give us one more casting news or verified rumor before the year is up. Please.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on August 11, 2020, 11:41:16 AM
Anyone else is dying to get to know something more about this?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 11, 2020, 11:44:46 AM
I'm gonna stay Buddhist on this one.  In the immortal words of Kurt to Jack, "It is what it is...".

It is giving me something to live for, tho... :yabbse-wink: 

[edit]  Wait.  How did this thread get started in 2017?  Pound sand, Nostradamus!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 11, 2020, 12:59:04 PM
Anyone else is dying to get to know something more about this?

Imagine that there are fellas in this thread that are passing through the process of speculating/waiting for Paul's next since the late 90s (me myself since 2013). It's a blessing and it's a curse that your favorite filmmaker is so meticulous, secretive and sparse with his work. Add to that the current pandemic situation and you get the full picture.

Just for the fun of it (not that it matters or anything), though, i expect that if this turns out to be an awards contender, then this will be the time he finally gets what he deserves for so long (the screenplay sounds award-promising, if anything else). How many more nominations will he get by the Academy without being awarded, statistically speaking.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 11, 2020, 01:22:32 PM
If he ever wins anything it will absolutely be screenplay not director.

It still cracks me up that out of his three 2010s films he only got nominated for screenplay for Vice but not his more critically admired other two films.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 11, 2020, 01:43:51 PM
Green Book won best picture two years ago and yet still somehow this is being talked about as if it's a meaningful indicator of anything
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on August 11, 2020, 02:05:15 PM
Green Book won best picture two years ago and yet still somehow this is being talked about as if it's a meaningful indicator of anything

good point. Also how he wasn't a nominee for The Master screenplay/directing is beyond me.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 11, 2020, 02:52:32 PM
Green Book won best picture two years ago and yet still somehow this is being talked about as if it's a meaningful indicator of anything

good point. Also how he wasn't a nominee for The Master screenplay/directing is beyond me.

Weinstein self admittedly dropped the ball promoting The Master and the oscar campaign for it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 11, 2020, 02:54:24 PM
It still cracks me up that out of his three 2010s films he only got nominated for screenplay for Vice but not his more critically admired other two films.

The "weirdness" of his '10s films sure was an important factor.

I can get that the Master's script proved to be too vague for the Academy's tastes (and the failure to communicate with a big audience definitely put the gravestone to the film's award chances) but he was totally robbed the director nomination.

He was also robbed the writing nomination in 2018 for the sake of Big Sick (!), though I can see how giving him again three noms without a win was maybe too much, even for them.

Oscars have indeed lost their reliability (with a few exceptions), but I think of them like the Nobel Prizes; having one doesn't mean much, nevertheless it's always cool to see your work recognized.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 11, 2020, 03:03:13 PM
the Nobel Prize is international. Parasite was a step in the direction of a larger perspective, but overall the Academy simply represents the taste and attitude of contemporary hollywood.  i don't want you PTA fans to start sweating but from a global perspective a hella lot more people than PTA are being left out in terms of who is really bringing it in terms of cinematic possibilities
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 17, 2020, 07:06:04 PM
Hmm...wonder what that also potentially means for this.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 17, 2020, 08:27:49 PM
Hmm...wonder what that also potentially means for this.

I think it means what we figure it means. Either Cooper films his part in PTAs film in December or the films is not shooting this year.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 17, 2020, 09:12:11 PM
Or Cooper won't actually be in it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 17, 2020, 09:18:56 PM
Or Cooper won't actually be in it.

Good point
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on August 18, 2020, 12:43:23 PM
Cooper had originally got a deal with MGM. He was supposed to be the lead of another European arthouse director's film produced by MGM, but according to the recent interview of the creative team crew, that film didn't come through. Probably Cooper is only a temporary choice MGM put up for the new PTA because of MGM's previous unimplemented deal with Cooper and they're just trying to hook Cooper up with another. Nothing has been decided yet. With Nightmare Alley back on track, they might have to give Cooper up.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on August 18, 2020, 01:47:38 PM
Come through Leo
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 18, 2020, 01:53:28 PM
Yeah Iím totally okay if Cooper never appears in a PTA movie.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 18, 2020, 02:17:23 PM
Cooper had originally got a deal with MGM. He was supposed to be the lead of another European arthouse director's film produced by MGM, but according to the recent interview of the creative team crew, that film didn't come through. Probably Cooper is only a temporary choice MGM put up for the new PTA because of MGM's previous unimplemented deal with Cooper and they're just trying to hook Cooper up with another. Nothing has been decided yet. With Nightmare Alley back on track, they might have to give Cooper up.

That's sort of what I had figured. The Nightmare Alley situation may go on even longer than that tweet suggests. Who know what's going on with the Canadian border situation. Also, Rooney Mara is about to give birth to Joaquin's baby. DDL is the only actor I see PTA ever waiting for. No way he'd wait for Cooper, which is why I'm skeptical of that casting rumor.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 20, 2020, 12:22:32 AM
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 20, 2020, 12:46:04 AM
to, shall we say, amplify the context


y'all didn't guess that b coops might be done with pta by sep 16. i'm not praying for b coops i'm having a good time
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: joneal on August 20, 2020, 01:06:53 AM
Is he seriously filming right now? California reached its highest daily cases ever last Wednesday.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 20, 2020, 01:15:23 AM
we're not seriously certain. whatever the case count is it's as serious a problem now as it was in march and will be for an indefinite period. if you follow proper safety precautions you follow proper safety precautions. the nba has them stay in a bubble with each other at a resort
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 20, 2020, 05:26:09 AM
Now all I'm thinking is who could nail the role of an unrestrained '70s DJ/broadcaster.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 21, 2020, 04:08:11 PM


Was this story written based on nothing else than the above tweet?


(https://i.imgur.com/5qsFV0J.png)


https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/199302/billboards-for-legendary-rocker-kmet-pop-up-in-san
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 21, 2020, 04:16:29 PM
they do say pre-production with next year filming though. i like the sentence that mentions b coops as the star then a description of not b coops
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 21, 2020, 04:40:44 PM
Interesting that they're already getting props put up for something filming next year
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 21, 2020, 04:43:17 PM
I was thinking about that.   I'm skeptical that the signs are a confirmed part of this shoot at this point--but if they are, then they probably either wanted to grab the signs in specific locations needed for shooting, or they want them to look a bit weathered during principal photography. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on August 21, 2020, 04:44:30 PM
i like the sentence that mentions b coops as the star then a description of not b coops

 :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 21, 2020, 04:45:13 PM


Was this story written based on nothing else than the above tweet?


(https://i.imgur.com/5qsFV0J.png)


https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/199302/billboards-for-legendary-rocker-kmet-pop-up-in-san

Apparently yes, people do anything for a few clicks these days.

As far as I know from a careful research, nobody had the slightest idea what it was all about, an account executive at Clear Channel Outdoor (which owns the billboards as it seems from the photos leaked) was finally attached and confirmed that the outdoor board was for a movie shoot, filming soon in the San Fernando Valley. Then the connection with the upcoming PTA project was made and you know the rest. (the whole story can be found in https://www.laradio.com/)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on August 21, 2020, 04:47:34 PM
Possibly just doing camera tests? Or maybe b-roll for scenes the need to look like 70s LA smoggy summertime. The air quality isnít great right now.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 21, 2020, 04:48:49 PM
From LARadio.com

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Is KMET Once Again Rocking the Valley?

(August 20, 2020) LARPs love a good mystery and are quick to play detective. Hollywood publicist Hal Lifson snapped a photo of a new KMET billboard in the San Fernando Valley. He sent it off to Kevin Gershan, former producer for Robert W. Morgan and now an executive with Entertainment Tonight, wondering if he might know.

Hal told Kevin he though it could be for a tv or movie shoot, much like Quentin Tarantino did plastering 93/KHJ outdoor for the driving sequences in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Kevin called me and I called our friend Denny Brougher who works at KMET in Banning. The station currently in possession of the legendary call letters knew nothing about the signs, prompting us to believe that perhaps they were put up to enhance a period piece in the movies.

Rick Scarry got involved in the mystery after Kevin sent him the picture and he asked his KMET alums, who had no idea. Kevin contacted KMET alum Pat Paraquat Kelley to find out if he knew anything. We could see the billboards were owned by Clear Channel Outdoor. Pat knew an account executive at Clear Channel. They confirmed that the outdoor board was for a movie shoot, filming soon in the San Fernando Valley.

Scarry then searched the Internet and came across a story in Deadline about a new movie about to be shot by director Paul Thomas Anderson. The new movie is set in the 1970s and will center around a high school student who is also a successful child actor, but have intersecting storylines. Itís the fourth time that Anderson has set a film in the San Fernando Valley, the last titles being Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love.

Mystery solved? Maybe.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 21, 2020, 04:57:58 PM
he couldíve single sentenced that but anyhow
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 21, 2020, 05:04:24 PM
The behind the scenes video of Phantom Thread indicated that they were doing camera tests for about a month before start filming (due to the absense of a proper DoP I guess?). It'll be pretty hard to follow the same meticulous process now, though. But who knows.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 21, 2020, 07:24:24 PM
https://www.dailynews.com/2020/08/21/kmet-rocks-the-valley-as-billboard-for-defunct-la-rock-radio-station-appears/
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In addition to the billboard, a gas station at the same intersection in Encino on Friday looked like it had been given a í70s makeover and temporary no-parking signs had been posted for a film shoot in the next few days.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 21, 2020, 08:04:57 PM
Doesn't he sort of have to film something this year because of the tax credit? How long does the extension last? Would just shooting B-rolls suffice?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 21, 2020, 08:18:22 PM
Doesn't he sort of have to film something this year because of the tax credit? How long does the extension last? Would just shooting B-rolls suffice?

That has actually happened before with other films. He could literally just film B roll of the signs and that would suffice.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 22, 2020, 05:58:56 AM
Another possible scoop. Mick McCabe, production director of KMET for four years in the Ď80s, was also pleasantly confused about the billboards and shared on Facebook that a friend who is a set maker was asking him the other day about KMET stickers for a studio set heís building. HmmÖ

Also two location photos by filmmaker Damon Packard from last night, the second one seemed like a '70s bug car to him.

(https://scontent.fath7-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118256342_10157171713515614_139161169260267380_o.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_sid=dbeb18&_nc_ohc=0oLllQkSTuAAX8uROLu&_nc_ht=scontent.fath7-1.fna&oh=8257057c0b59ec921678bf7ec39d23c5&oe=5F66B7C8)

(https://scontent.fath7-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/118041594_10157171720075614_5541375152001197079_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=dbeb18&_nc_ohc=9-BkT_kk_W4AX80cYFI&_nc_ht=scontent.fath7-1.fna&oh=2f9bd84f1a36ba050836d7e7b7276793&oe=5F67849E)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 22, 2020, 01:34:38 PM
or rather an elaboration upon the scoop. all told this is a bit of a flash in the pan but itís been fun. the greatest insight it offered me was radio fandom, a whole realm of nerdery. the kmet wiki page is appropriately nerdy and a name thatís been left out of this conversation is Neon Park
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 22, 2020, 02:09:38 PM
Somehow this previously ended up in another users inbox, but Don Cheadle would make a great DJ! Probably because he already played a DJ in "Talk To Me".
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 22, 2020, 02:17:40 PM
there might be something like Steven Wright in Reservoir Dogs, but i think mainly what we're looking at here is appropriate background dressing. radio culture was highlighted by OUATIH, and within previous movies such as Model Shop and Targets
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 22, 2020, 02:28:05 PM
there might be something like Steven Wright in Reservoir Dogs, but i think mainly what we're looking at here is appropriate background dressing. radio culture was highlighted by OUATIH, and within previous movies such as Model Shop and Targets

That would be my guess too! A D.J. tends to be a good way to link stories though if PTA is going for the tapestry/kaleidoscope approach.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on August 22, 2020, 02:34:53 PM
I found this image (from the 80s though) of a KMET billboard and a petrol station in the foreground, maybe they're going for something like this.

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/66960410_2433672646692752_1034137604146069504_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=n0KdMnXZm-oAX9_a0J9&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=da0015460d6ce13727d804725c68c5e6&oe=5F656231)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 22, 2020, 02:45:59 PM
Is this gonna be PTA's "Suburbia" and "Boyhood" and "Dazed and Confused"?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 22, 2020, 06:15:25 PM
Is this gonna be PTA's "Suburbia" and "Boyhood" and "Dazed and Confused"?

I would be a liar if I say I wouldn't be fascinated to watch something between Ridgemont High and Short Cuts, but what I truly wish is to see something fresh and original, not necessarily a big dick epic but a movie that surprises me and makes me feel like "shit I haven't seen this before" in the best way possible. I felt that way with IV (despite having read the novel before watching it), I didn't completely feel that with Phantom Thread (even if objectively speaking it maybe is a better film).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 22, 2020, 06:55:29 PM
Is this gonna be PTA's "Suburbia" and "Boyhood" and "Dazed and Confused"?

I would be a liar if I say I wouldn't be fascinated to watch something between Ridgemont High and Short Cuts, but what I truly wish is to see something fresh and original, not necessarily a big dick epic but a movie that surprises me and makes me feel like "shit I haven't seen this before" in the best way possible. I felt that way with IV (despite having read the novel before watching it), I didn't completely feel that with Phantom Thread (even if objectively speaking it maybe is a better film).

Yeah if it is an ensemble with multiple storylines it'll be really interesting to see how he approaches it because obviously it won't be Magnolia 2.

If Dylan Tichenor edits it'll be a snappy movie, if it's Leslie Jones it'll be more a slow burn.

Personally I'd like a snappy big dick epic like TWBB.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 22, 2020, 07:10:44 PM
there's no way it would be an impressive endeavor if PTA wrote a high-school boy equivalent of Daniel Plainview. it'd be a Ben Shapiro biopic

you probably mean something about period-specific scope but thematically speaking TWBB is the smallest movie PTA has ever made
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 22, 2020, 08:53:46 PM
there's no way it would be an impressive endeavor if PTA wrote a high-school boy equivalent of Daniel Plainview. it'd be a Ben Shapiro biopic

you probably mean something about period-specific scope but thematically speaking TWBB is the smallest movie PTA has ever made

I meant tone/scope/camera moves/pacing etc.

Not sure how you got from teenage actor to Ben Shapiro.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 23, 2020, 05:22:36 AM
Several location pics were posted on Instagram the last hours, some of which claimed they were told there is going to be a filming today (Sunday), probably at evening time (most of them are selfies, but period vehicles can be seen in the background).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 23, 2020, 06:54:13 AM
Based on the fact that those were taken during daylight on Saturday, I wonder if filming took place that night rather than Sunday? I was going to head over in 3 or 4 hours (Sunday morning, local time--it's 5am as I post this) to check things out.  I'll be very disappointed if I missed it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 23, 2020, 07:38:17 AM
Based on the fact that those were taken during daylight on Saturday, I wonder if filming took place that night rather than Sunday? I was going to head over in 3 or 4 hours (Sunday morning, local time--it's 5am as I post this) to check things out.  I'll be very disappointed if I missed it.

Really hope you will get by catching something!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 23, 2020, 08:00:02 AM
They also have period cars parked right outside the radio station. Hopefully we might get confirmation of an actor soon.

Also, just had a thought, is there any way he might weave local access tv/Ghoulardi character into this?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 23, 2020, 01:11:00 PM
Wow you rock thank you for the info. Fingers crossed that they test negative everyday or if someone does test positive it doesn't happen to set people. I have heard from a few movies that are shooting they shooting continuing with a negative test because it was from someone in the production office not a crew person.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on August 23, 2020, 01:14:44 PM
Wow this is awesome! Glad you got to see the location. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 23, 2020, 01:43:22 PM
Thank you for all the info.

I have to say though, I'm kind of shocked that he's apparently going full throttle with this right now. Like I said before, he probably has to produce something, but this seems uncharacteristically reckless of him.

And he can not be serious with that title. Even just because it's straight ripping off the Coens. Hopefully the rest of the cast will be announced the next week or so and sound a bit more exciting than Cooper. Hmm...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 23, 2020, 02:32:35 PM
well, well, well

my, my, my

plus wbf is adorable about it
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 23, 2020, 02:49:25 PM
Spoiler: ShowHide
Gas is $.40.9/gal during this scene.  ($.44.9 for "Premium")   The Art Dept had a price sign ready to go.  My memory is that would place it around '72/'73?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on August 23, 2020, 02:53:08 PM
Wow, now it becomes real and Soggy Bottom actually looks good as a movie title on that sign. Thank you for all this info! Hopefully everyone stays safe and healthy in the next three months on that set!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 23, 2020, 03:11:00 PM
Among the new Covid Protocols are sanitizing the restrooms after every visit.  A year ago it would have been every few hours.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilder on August 23, 2020, 03:14:32 PM
Larger productions often use fake titles during shooting to discourage interest from the public. It will likely change.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 23, 2020, 03:17:42 PM
Larger productions often use fake titles during shooting to discourage interest from the public. It will likely change.

It would want to!

Thanks for the info anyway!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 23, 2020, 03:19:17 PM
"Pushing Thirteen" = "Boogie Nights"
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on August 23, 2020, 04:02:04 PM
I like to imagine this title denotes the summer heat these location shoots will endure.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 23, 2020, 04:40:30 PM
I like to imagine this title denotes the summer heat these location shoots will endure.

It sounds cleaner than "Moist Crotch".
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 23, 2020, 04:45:41 PM
Never has my bottom been more soggy than this past week with a faulty AC in the heatwave to end em all.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 23, 2020, 05:23:24 PM
i think the mystery shrouding this one is a lot of fun. you know with Phantom Thread it was revealed that heís a dressmaker in a relationship and whatnot, but this one has a lot of moving components and electric potential
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 23, 2020, 05:58:11 PM
I hope he has a lot of interiors because I can't imagine working in this heat. I go outside for 15 minutes to do something and I'm pouring sweat.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 23, 2020, 06:49:54 PM
Someone posted a screen capture of my post--which is not quite what I intended.  I've taken it down from here for now.  Probably incredibly naive of me to  think that wouldn't happen.   I don't want to incur Ghoulardi Wrath upon myself.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 23, 2020, 07:58:35 PM
How have the trades not confirmed more if itís actually filming? Or am I misremembering things. I feel like we had more cast info when Phantom Thread started shooting.

Also, Phantom Thread seemed to have a fairly quick turn around(began shooting in January of 2017 and was released December 25 2017). I wonder if that means we could get this thing as early as this time next year?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 23, 2020, 08:56:26 PM
We only knew about DDL when PT started shooting. But that was different because he's the only big name in the film. I'm assuming that that's not the case here. Maybe in the next few days, the trades will announce the rest of the cast.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 23, 2020, 10:02:51 PM
Three more set photos as they prepare for tonight's filming. Beautiful to say the least. Once Upon a Time in the Valley.
(Source: Pamela Chelin)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgJlNG3VoAI9fyf?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgJlNG1U8AEykpU?format=jpg&name=large)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgJw0FeUcAEieeT?format=jpg&name=large)

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 23, 2020, 10:48:32 PM
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Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 23, 2020, 10:56:16 PM
the some dude is b coops with a beard
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 24, 2020, 12:21:43 AM
the some dude is b coops with a beard

I guess when you're right, you're right.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 24, 2020, 12:26:13 AM
So B Coops probably isnít a politician. Something tells me that information about describing the other characters might have been false.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 24, 2020, 12:32:31 AM
So B Coops probably isnít a politician. Something tells me that information about describing the other characters might have been false.

Now I understand him wanting Cooper even less....
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 24, 2020, 12:43:57 AM
He definitely doesn't look like a politician (the reports about which role he's up for were totally vague, after all), but it would be careless to come to a conclusion about the leaks so soon imo.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 24, 2020, 12:47:35 AM
So B Coops probably isnít a politician. Something tells me that information about describing the other characters might have been false.

Now I understand him wanting Cooper even less....

Yeah...I feel like itís gotta be a smaller part in the ensemble with Cooper filming Nightmare Alley, so maybe itíll be alright. I trust PTA.

Speaking of Nightmare Alley(I know a bit off topic) as someone whoís a huge fan of the original, I have zero interest in a remake even if itís from someone like GDT.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 24, 2020, 12:53:17 AM
it's funny bc as a cinephile sure i support the Edmund Goulding movie and as a literary person i'm all about the William Lindsay Gresham novel

a better movie can be made. it's not an excellent book in the first place if we're realtaking. there's a lot of possibility. Kim Morgan is the cowriter, coming off of writing with Guy Maddin. it might suck and it might not

the PTA movie thing. oh if he's a politician or what role he is and all that. we're talking about situations in which time will reveal what's true
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on August 24, 2020, 12:55:52 AM
He definitely doesn't look like a politician (the reports about which role he's up for were totally vague, after all), but it would be careless to come to a conclusion about the leaks so soon imo.

Doesnít look like heís playing the director role either (assuming the rumored character descriptions were even accurate).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on August 24, 2020, 12:56:30 AM
He kind of looks like a cult leader or something.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 24, 2020, 12:58:53 AM
He definitely doesn't look like a politician (the reports about which role he's up for were totally vague, after all), but it would be careless to come to a conclusion about the leaks so soon imo.

True. Just speculating.

Maybe heís not a politician, but a political activist. That fits him beating some dude up. Or maybe heís just a politician who likes to beat people up. Hahah
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 24, 2020, 02:07:42 AM
Several film crew photos from Instagram

?utm_source=ig_embed

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgKvBdqXYAAaM7V?format=jpg&name=small)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgKvDp6WkAAq32U?format=jpg&name=small)

Apparently a Haim sister was detected on set?!?! Wilberfan you better talk!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 24, 2020, 02:18:08 AM
He's hardly dipping his toe into Scientology again is he?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 24, 2020, 02:24:09 AM
itís not cult itís 70s
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 24, 2020, 03:43:00 AM
Actually there was a controversial LA hippie cult named The Source Family which thrived till the early '70s (there is also a 2012 documentary about them), that could possibly be an inspiration but perhaps I'm getting too much into it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 24, 2020, 03:51:37 AM
cults are lame baby, itís eternal
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 24, 2020, 05:40:51 AM
What about an invite only Discord group?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on August 24, 2020, 06:08:45 AM
Thanks for more scoops! I've been thinking that Paul has to get Haim girls (or their music) involved at some point in Soggy Bottom, since they've been involved with each other's projects for some time.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Shughes on August 24, 2020, 09:13:25 AM
This is exciting. Looking forward to learning more.

Can Xixax be made private? Most here are logged-in/members anyway, right?

Looking forward to hearing more from Wilberfan as I missed the original post before it was taken down.

In any case I'm happy things are moving forward and we're getting any updates at all.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 24, 2020, 10:12:37 AM
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(source: reddit)A leaked footage video from last night's shooting reveals that the attacking scene which features Cooper and was already mentioned was actually much more intense and violent. Hint: Oldboy stuff  :shock:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 24, 2020, 10:17:37 AM
Yeah, I think all of us from last night have footage like that. ;)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Nolan62 on August 24, 2020, 01:07:30 PM
Hi wilberfan, about the screen capture of your first post, if you're referring to the one from the "Awardsworthy" forum, it was me and I apologize, I don't want to get you into trouble it wasn't my intention. I just wanted to share my excitement about the film, but I didn't think of that before I posted it.

Anyway, lots of new stuffs !! I can't wait to see what this incredible filmmaker has in mind again.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 24, 2020, 01:45:10 PM
Well thanks for the confession.  Not sure if I have the authority to absolve you.  ;)

The screen capture I saw was tweeted by a guy named Jason, but I wasn't sure where he'd gotten it.  I sort of assumed he grabbed it directly from here.

I was disappointed--and surprised!--because this feels like such a sleepy little place most of the time.  Naive of me to not keep in mind that it IS on the internet and visible to all.  What I'd posted was (mostly) public information, visible to anyone who was there that day (or night)--but some of the very friendly conversations I had with some crew felt like a little bit of a betrayal when they ended up anonymously quoted.  (Granted, it was probably a little bit of a betrayal to quote them here--but "here" feels like "family", in a way, and Jason's tweet was to "the world".

I totally get the enthusiasm--I have more than my share myself!--so I can't fault you for that.  But it felt like "going outside the family" and in that sense a bit of a betrayal in itself. 

I guess we need to find a balance between celebrating our love and enthusiasm for the efforts underway--and not violating the desire that they have to (understandably) to keep things confidential.

On the positive side, I suppose, is that it will force us to think more about what we post and where and to what extent we can (or should?) "keep it in the family".

I've certainly been reminded of the power and reach of social media (for good and ill) over the past 24 hours! 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 24, 2020, 02:17:15 PM
Spoiler: ShowHide
(source: reddit)A leaked footage video from last night's shooting reveals that the attacking scene which features Cooper and was already mentioned was actually much more intense and violent. Hint: Oldboy stuff  :shock:


I canít imagine Paul doing an action scene.

I donít mean this in a snob way. I love action when done right. I just figured the violence in Boogie Nights would be as far as we ever would get from Paul.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 24, 2020, 02:42:40 PM
Spoiler: ShowHide
(source: reddit)A leaked footage video from last night's shooting reveals that the attacking scene which features Cooper and was already mentioned was actually much more intense and violent. Hint: Oldboy stuff  :shock:


I canít imagine Paul doing an action scene.

I donít mean this in a snob way. I love action when done right. I just figured the violence in Boogie Nights would be as far as we ever would get from Paul.

Spoiler: ShowHide
What I compared was mainly the brutality of the scene, he really seemed like he lost his mind with these squeegees (At first I thought these were hammers but wilberfan clarified that on reddit).


The funny thing is the reports at this moment (Film Stage, Collider etc) clearly don't know shit and mentioned everything they saw on Twitter, while they kept recycling the old news that Cooper supposedly plays an old-school producer/director (there is no way this is the case anymore).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on August 24, 2020, 02:54:43 PM
Yeah none of the trades have reported it. I'm guessing they need confirmation from someone at the studio/on the production?

There's some much more detailed shots of Cooper on set now - must have been some paps there.

(https://pagesix.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/08/Bradley-Cooper-1-1.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=1215)

Also the Haim member. I think Alana? Not great at telling them apart though.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 24, 2020, 02:55:30 PM
Now we're talking! Who is the boy?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on August 24, 2020, 02:56:52 PM
Astonished itís finally shooting, one of the first major productions. Luckily get to see in 2021, fingers crossed. Hope everyone is safe. Really taken aback by Cooper. Did not look like him from that angle. Excited to see the rest of the cast announced shortly
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on August 24, 2020, 03:00:10 PM
That shot looks pretty fun. Definitely unhinged Eagan vibe.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on August 24, 2020, 03:02:58 PM
There's some more here. Maybe a little spoilery?

https://pagesix.com/2020/08/24/bradley-cooper-spotted-on-the-set-of-p-t-andersons-newest-in-la/
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 24, 2020, 03:11:23 PM
Perfect pics, pretty sure this is Alana, the youngest one (which makes sense as she was gone from their Instagram activity lately). With this necklace and clothing he looks like a sort of an irritable/blazed cultist, which is crazy casting and I fuckin' love it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 24, 2020, 03:11:49 PM
I know i've said a million different possibilities already but I can't help but think that Cooper looks like a coked up record producer. What if the story shifted and it's about a kid in the record industry and not tv/movies anymore?

Kinda fits with the radio station too.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 24, 2020, 03:12:58 PM
THERE'S some shots from the serious lensing going on behind us...  Wondered why we hadn't seen these yet.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Nolan62 on August 24, 2020, 03:32:40 PM
wilberfan : It's normal I perfectly understand, and again I apologize ;)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 24, 2020, 03:37:43 PM
Anyone recognize the other two actors?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Nolan62 on August 24, 2020, 03:40:32 PM
Judging by the subject of the film, I presume he will cast a lot of young unknown actors.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 24, 2020, 03:40:50 PM
wilberfan : It's normal I perfectly understand, and again I apologize ;)

I was a virginal, over-enthusiastic pup here when I started.  (You can't see everyone's eyes rolling right now.)  I literally got taken aside and talked to on more than one occasion.  They graciously gave me several chances to self-correct.  Welcome.  Have fun. Hang out, get the vibe of the place...  This place can be pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 24, 2020, 03:44:17 PM
Anyone recognize the other two actors?

The guy in the truck maybe is a newcomer like Jordan Christian Hearn in IV. The person in the gas station seems to be for an one-scene shoot.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 24, 2020, 03:51:50 PM
itís just a billboard that reflects the time period, itís not a narrative component, promise
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rick Dalton on August 24, 2020, 04:02:05 PM
My question is if Cooper is playing another role and Harrison Ford/Michael Douglas are in talks for the Director role, who could be playing the congressman. It was previously mentioned that PTA spoke with George Clooney for a role. I really hope that Joaquin plays the role of the congressman though.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rick Dalton on August 24, 2020, 04:03:18 PM
Has there been any casting rumors besides Harrison Ford, George Clooney, Michael Douglas?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 24, 2020, 04:10:10 PM
Has there been any casting rumors besides Harrison Ford, George Clooney, Michael Douglas?

No, Collider first had reported that Cooper took the role for which there have been talks with these three before the pandemic and that's it. No other name was ever mentioned.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on August 24, 2020, 04:11:16 PM
I wish to apologize to people in this thread for constantly saying that this being film in August is blind optimism.. i am hoping they keep it safe during filming! and at the end of the day! im a pta fan at heart and shouldn't be so bitter and cynical!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 24, 2020, 04:17:45 PM
nbd
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rick Dalton on August 24, 2020, 07:12:52 PM
It has been reported that Leonardo DiCaprio is looking to join a new project before he starts filming Killers Of The Flower Moon. Could it be possible that he joins Soggy Bottom as the congressman since Bradley Cooper wonít be playing the congressman?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on August 24, 2020, 11:56:51 PM
I think if there's any other a-listers like Cooper joining the film, MGM would've put out a press release already because it'd help with the promotion. It's started filming already, there's no point in keeping that a secret anymore. It's possible that most of the cast he's got so far are rather unknown actors.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 25, 2020, 12:21:12 AM
I think if there's any other a-listers like Cooper joining the film, MGM would've put out a press release already because it'd help with the promotion. It's started filming already, there's no point in keeping that a secret anymore. It's possible that most of the cast he's got so far are rather unknown actors.

It's really hard to believe that PTA is cooking up an ensemble movie full of fresh faces except Coop in a supporting role. Just because he didn't book let's say DiCaprio or Christian Bale doesn't mean there will be all unknown names in this. The production is moving carefully and discreetly, just from the first Coop photo on set the twitter crushed, there is no reason to further hype this right now, but eventually they will do. Hopefully down the way.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 25, 2020, 12:37:49 AM
Inherent Vice also started shooting before we found out a lot of people who were in the cast. Including, correct me if I'm wrong, Brolin, Waterston, and Newsom (who we didn't find out about till much later) and all three were major parts of the film. And of course many of the cameos. I think only Phoenix, Witherspoon (many assumed she was playing Shasta at first lol), Wilson and Del Toro were announced before filming began.

People dug a lot and found out Manville and Krieps (who someone must have ultimately identified) were in Phantom Thread before it was in the trades. He doesn't like to announce his casts for some reason.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 25, 2020, 12:51:13 AM
i was distracted by the ďwho is he if heís not a politicianĒ conversation, but the cigs & red vines post reminded me that the casting of b coops was announced by collider, and the film stage echoed this, in reference to the role of a movie producer or director whose path crosses with the main kidís
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 25, 2020, 01:28:15 AM
The latter is correct.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 25, 2020, 02:01:43 AM
Jon Peters, Barbra Streisand's sleazy producer boyfriend in the '70s. Even the necklace looks very similar.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/42/f2/34/42f2341141d7c3f8210bba0e43d6e66c.jpg)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 25, 2020, 02:04:04 AM
You are a clever fellow. Very clever. No, seriously.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 25, 2020, 02:16:58 AM
Drill, you are genius   :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

Apparently him and Cooper have some history:

Quote
Peters was credited as one of the producers of the 2018 film A Star Is Born, but did not receive certification from the Producers Guild of America to use the "p.g.a." designation after his credit. Director Bradley Cooper said that he had not known of the sexual harassment allegations against Peters, and Peters had not been present on the set of his film but received a producer credit because he controlled the rights to the 1976 film.


(Source: Wikipedia)

Would this mean that Alana Haim is playing Streisand?!?!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on August 25, 2020, 03:57:50 AM
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8660965/amp/Bradley-Cooper-rocks-70s-style-wig-beard-films-Paul-Thomas-Andersons-new-movie-LA.html
More on set pics are posted here.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on August 25, 2020, 04:13:24 AM
Drill, you are genius   :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

Apparently him and Cooper have some history:

Quote
Peters was credited as one of the producers of the 2018 film A Star Is Born, but did not receive certification from the Producers Guild of America to use the "p.g.a." designation after his credit. Director Bradley Cooper said that he had not known of the sexual harassment allegations against Peters, and Peters had not been present on the set of his film but received a producer credit because he controlled the rights to the 1976 film.


(Source: Wikipedia)

Would this mean that Alana Haim is playing Streisand?!?!

Wow this makes more sense for the casting of Cooper.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on August 25, 2020, 04:34:20 AM
I remember when the casting description rumours circulated, someone suggested (think it was on here but it might have been somewhere else) that the cutthroat female agent sounded like Sue Mengers, and she was Streisand's agent. I would be surprised if Alana was playing Streisand though, she's not styled like her at all in the picture.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Heisenberg on August 25, 2020, 04:44:41 AM
I think the guy sitting between Cooper and Haim in the box truck is supposed to be the high school kid at the center of the story, who looks a bit like Partridge Family era Danny Bonaduce. If Cooper is playing a producer, maybe this is how he meets the child actor?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: RudyBlatnoyd on August 25, 2020, 05:18:42 AM
I wonder if Dicaprio passed on this project because, superficially at least, it shares a similar period and subject matter to Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, and he didn't want to be accused of revisiting the same material again so soon after that film? A shame if that's the case. Still, I'm sure Cooper will give a good performance in this. I think he's a perfectly fine actor with the right material. It all certainly looks suitably strange and intriguing - just what I expect from PTA.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Nolan62 on August 25, 2020, 05:20:09 AM
This movie is going to be insane.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on August 25, 2020, 06:18:21 AM
Nobody thinks that the kid Coop is fighting is the young actor? The man in the truck looks like Philip Seymour Hoffman. The seventies arenít his time yet.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 25, 2020, 06:51:55 AM
Kinda hope Cooper's character is in this a lot now and it's not another Martin Shortt situation.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 25, 2020, 10:41:21 AM
So will this be the first time in PTA's career that a real person will play noteworthy part of the story and will also be referred to by name? Or he will continue his streak of using real persons more as inspiration, like John Holmes for BN and L. Ron Hubbard for the Master, rather than faithful impersonations? Even if the resemblance is admittedly too strong to be just an influence, I tend to assume the latter, if nothing else to avoid controversy and all that.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on August 25, 2020, 11:08:46 AM
Nobody thinks that the kid Coop is fighting is the young actor? The man in the truck looks like Philip Seymour Hoffman. The seventies arenít his time yet.

I think it's just a coincidence? They might just be cameos
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 25, 2020, 12:32:01 PM
So will this be the first time in PTA's career that a real person will play noteworthy part of the story and will also be referred to by name? Or he will continue his streak of using real persons more as inspiration, like John Holmes for BN and L. Ron Hubbard for the Master, rather than faithful impersonations? Even if the resemblance is admittedly too strong to be just an influence, I tend to assume the latter, if nothing else to avoid controversy and all that.

I bet itís a fictional character inspired by real folks again.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: mickeywolfman on August 25, 2020, 02:05:20 PM
I remember when the casting description rumours circulated, someone suggested (think it was on here but it might have been somewhere else) that the cutthroat female agent sounded like Sue Mengers, and she was Streisand's agent. I would be surprised if Alana was playing Streisand though, she's not styled like her at all in the picture.

Perhaps Este Haim could play Streisand? They seem to share a closer resemblance/age?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 25, 2020, 02:15:35 PM
From IMDB:
With partner Peter Guber, was head of Sony Pictures. The pair were the subject of the book "Hit and Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood" by Nancy Griffin and Kim Masters. The book suggests that despite Jon Peters' success as a producer, he is prone to violence and is barely able to read.

Got his break into producing while working as a hair stylist for Barbra Streisand, whom he dated from 1973 to 1982.

He's not the basis for Beatty's character in Shampoo is he?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on August 25, 2020, 02:31:53 PM
(https://i.loli.net/2020/08/26/KsNj9lxXGQrOSye.png) (https://sm.ms/image/KsNj9lxXGQrOSye)
New on set pic from today's shoot.

*Edit: Turns out it's from Aug 23, before the costumes & makeup's on. Sorry for the confusion!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 25, 2020, 02:33:31 PM
Gosh I really hope everyone stays healthy and the shoot makes it through COVID. This movie looks crazy and I want to see the Cooper gas station fight scene.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 25, 2020, 03:15:19 PM
He's not the basis for Beatty's character in Shampoo is he?

I think that was Jay Sebring.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 25, 2020, 03:20:33 PM
I remember when the casting description rumours circulated, someone suggested (think it was on here but it might have been somewhere else) that the cutthroat female agent sounded like Sue Mengers, and she was Streisand's agent. I would be surprised if Alana was playing Streisand though, she's not styled like her at all in the picture.

Perhaps Este Haim could play Streisand? They seem to share a closer resemblance/age?

Isn't she six foot tall?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 25, 2020, 03:23:53 PM
I remember when the casting description rumours circulated, someone suggested (think it was on here but it might have been somewhere else) that the cutthroat female agent sounded like Sue Mengers, and she was Streisand's agent. I would be surprised if Alana was playing Streisand though, she's not styled like her at all in the picture.

Perhaps Este Haim could play Streisand? They seem to share a closer resemblance/age?

Isn't she six foot tall?

Streisand or Haim. This isn't bassHaim who is the tall one.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 25, 2020, 04:10:41 PM
He's not the basis for Beatty's character in Shampoo is he?

I think that was Jay Sebring.

I think youíre both right. I think Beatty mentioned both of them as influences.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 25, 2020, 04:18:14 PM
I remember when the casting description rumours circulated, someone suggested (think it was on here but it might have been somewhere else) that the cutthroat female agent sounded like Sue Mengers, and she was Streisand's agent. I would be surprised if Alana was playing Streisand though, she's not styled like her at all in the picture.

Perhaps Este Haim could play Streisand? They seem to share a closer resemblance/age?

Isn't she six foot tall?

Streisand or Haim. This isn't bassHaim who is the tall one.

I know. I was responding to the Este suggestion.

He's not the basis for Beatty's character in Shampoo is he?

I think that was Jay Sebring.

I think youíre both right. I think Beatty mentioned both of them as influences.

Gene Shacove was the primary influence for Shampoo. There may have been a little of Sebring and Peters there, but Shacove was the main subject.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 25, 2020, 04:25:10 PM
Interesting. Guess I assumed then bc Beatty and Sebring were pals.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 25, 2020, 04:27:02 PM
I remember when the casting description rumours circulated, someone suggested (think it was on here but it might have been somewhere else) that the cutthroat female agent sounded like Sue Mengers, and she was Streisand's agent. I would be surprised if Alana was playing Streisand though, she's not styled like her at all in the picture.

Perhaps Este Haim could play Streisand? They seem to share a closer resemblance/age?

Isn't she six foot tall?

Streisand or Haim. This isn't bassHaim who is the tall one.

I know. I was responding to the Este suggestion.

He's not the basis for Beatty's character in Shampoo is he?

I think that was Jay Sebring.

I think youíre both right. I think Beatty mentioned both of them as influences.

Gene Shacove was the primary influence for Shampoo. There may have been a little of Sebring and Peters there, but Shacove was the main subject.

Sorry I misread you. Tired brain.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on August 25, 2020, 04:43:51 PM
(https://xixax.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rootypoots.com%2Ftearsonmypillow.jpg&hash=dda47d9f01874d9780f498c47fd1223b786d2ebd)

I wish PTA had hired the guy who did the Tears on my Pillow lettering in that car window to do the title lettering for Phantom Thread.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 25, 2020, 05:04:33 PM
eh, iíd do it like this:

Tears on my
Pillowcase
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 25, 2020, 05:09:19 PM
Topical
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on August 25, 2020, 05:28:44 PM
eh, iíd do it like this:

Tears on my
Pillowcase

The point being that the ĎTears on my Pillowí lettering was clearly done by an experienced letterer who confidently knew what they were doing, while Phantom Threadís lettering wasnít. Heís usually got such a good eye for this type of stuff; the lettering for Phantom Thread was honestly the weakest part of the whole film for me (I thought it was pretty flawless otherwise!)

If PTA needs anyone to do the title lettering for Soggy Bottom, Iím available!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 25, 2020, 05:30:19 PM
I like the Phantom Thread lettering...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 25, 2020, 05:49:12 PM
eh, iíd do it like this:

Tears on my
Pillowcase

The point being that the ĎTears on my Pillowí lettering was clearly done by an experienced letterer who confidently knew what they were doing, while Phantom Threadís lettering wasnít. Heís usually got such a good eye for this type of stuff; the lettering for Phantom Thread was honestly the weakest part of the whole film for me (I thought it was pretty flawless otherwise!)

If PTA needs anyone to do the title lettering for Soggy Bottom, Iím available!

Toots, honey, that wasnít my point at all, you might be stuck on your own topic
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Ladchadster Dodd on August 25, 2020, 08:06:52 PM
That "Tears on My Pillow" car definitely belongs to this ese, since Mexican gangs are known for bumping Doo-wop music. I'm happy to see some acknowledgment of Chicano gangs for a film that takes place in L.A.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 25, 2020, 08:14:49 PM
itís cool heís not generalized but tailored. one might say heís tailored to a generalization but thereís only so much you can do for a background character you know. his presence presents a feature as indicative of the time and place as the neon park billboard
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on August 25, 2020, 08:20:44 PM
Just caught up on the last 8 pages of the this thread. Fun times, all.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 25, 2020, 09:16:35 PM
Jon Peters, Barbra Streisand's sleazy producer boyfriend in the '70s. Even the necklace looks very similar.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/42/f2/34/42f2341141d7c3f8210bba0e43d6e66c.jpg)

This is now being reported by page six, sans official confirmation from PTA, Cooper, and co.

https://pagesix.com/2020/08/25/is-bradley-coopers-character-in-p-t-andersons-newest-based-on-jon-peters/

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on August 25, 2020, 09:33:22 PM
Karina Longworth retweeted somebody who guessed it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 25, 2020, 10:01:19 PM
I'll bet they saw my tweet this morning.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 25, 2020, 10:26:32 PM
We are apparently very powerful.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 25, 2020, 10:39:43 PM
We got the touch.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on August 26, 2020, 09:46:43 AM
Brigitte Nielsen cameo  :yabbse-grin:

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2020/08/25/17/32364506-8662649-A_star_is_re_born_Brigitte_Nielsen_is_seen_cycling_past_Bradley_-a-15_1598371320027.jpg)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8662649/Brigitte-Nielsen-cycles-Bradley-Cooper-movie-set.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 26, 2020, 10:16:57 AM
Wow.  Man, sometimes you gotta hand it to these guys.  Wonder if they recognized her real-time, or if they just spotted her when they were going thru their shots.  Amazing.

Last time I read about her (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2183969/Brigitte-Nielsen-looks-disorientated-stumbles-LA-park-falling-asleep.html), she was spotted in a Sherman Oaks public park--very drunk, apparently.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 26, 2020, 10:25:54 AM
That "Tears on My Pillow" car definitely belongs to this ese, since Mexican gangs are known for bumping Doo-wop music. I'm happy to see some acknowledgment of Chicano gangs for a film that takes place in L.A.

This shot totally explains the comment I heard from a P.A. that night when a pedestrian asked him what the movie was about.  "It's about Mexican gangs, I think."
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 26, 2020, 10:27:57 AM
I'll bet they saw my tweet this morning.

I was half-joking when I posted that, but I got curious and went back and looked thru the timeline. Saw no other Cooper/Peters tweets any earlier than that.  All hail, Drill!
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Post by: Tdog on August 26, 2020, 10:34:48 AM
Brigitte Nielsen cameo  :yabbse-grin:

(https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2020/08/25/17/32364506-8662649-A_star_is_re_born_Brigitte_Nielsen_is_seen_cycling_past_Bradley_-a-15_1598371320027.jpg)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8662649/Brigitte-Nielsen-cycles-Bradley-Cooper-movie-set.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490

is this "the kid" do we think? or is it the guy in the truck?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 26, 2020, 10:35:49 AM
It's the guy in the truck sitting next to Alana.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 26, 2020, 11:03:40 AM
We should invite this guy to the family.  Interesting thread.

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Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on August 26, 2020, 11:32:49 AM
It's the guy in the truck sitting next to Alana.

I heard from another source (can't remember rn) that the MC is a foreign exchange student
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on August 26, 2020, 11:47:41 AM
It's the guy in the truck sitting next to Alana.

I heard from another source (can't remember rn) that the MC is a foreign exchange student

The boy looks a little British, can that pass for a foreign exchange student?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on August 26, 2020, 12:10:01 PM
It's the guy in the truck sitting next to Alana.

I heard from another source (can't remember rn) that the MC is a foreign exchange student

The boy looks a little British, can that pass for a foreign exchange student?

He does give off British vibes. I wouldn't be surprised. But this is PTA, we never really know what to expect. I would like a POC MC though, but he can do what he wants!
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Post by: jviness02 on August 26, 2020, 12:53:38 PM
A foreign exchange student who joins a Mexican gang only to begin an art-house 50 Shades relationship with L Ron Hubbard in an expose about Scientology.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 26, 2020, 12:57:03 PM
...while moonlighting as a porn star.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on August 26, 2020, 02:18:17 PM
Anyone else worried how damn skinny PTA looks in these photos?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: AlRose on August 26, 2020, 02:33:00 PM
Anyone else worried how damn skinny PTA looks in these photos?

I watched the shoot at the gas station and took a few pictures, can confirm PTA is very skinny.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 26, 2020, 02:44:45 PM
you guys veer off track like mother fuckers
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on August 26, 2020, 03:09:11 PM
Jon Peters is a character, man. He was a producer on A Star is Born, so maybe there's a Coop thread there?

He was also responsible for the giant mechanical spider in 1999's best picture snub Wild Wild West. https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/wild-wild-west-inside-story (https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/wild-wild-west-inside-story)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 26, 2020, 04:03:22 PM
Anyone else worried how damn skinny PTA looks in these photos?

I watched the shoot at the gas station and took a few pictures, can confirm PTA is very skinny.

Since you were able to watch the shoot anything interesting you noticed that might not be conveyed by the photos?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on August 26, 2020, 04:09:45 PM
So what's the official best guess on why we haven't gotten a more extensive announcement on the start of the production, the cast, the main crew? Are they just unsure of how much they'll actually get through, shooting wise, and so they're hedging their bets? Is there a chance that Cooper doesn't have an extensive role in the film, and so they're doing his scene(s) now, while scheduling allows?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on August 26, 2020, 04:16:05 PM
It has been like that for a while. Cast announcement for Inherent Vice were made very late: Joanna Newsom, for example.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 26, 2020, 04:17:49 PM
there are particulars iím not addressing but i believe that in a general sense it benefits the creative process to exist in an unobstructed vacuum. he doesnít need to hear what we think about this or that while heís up to his own business

to address particulars, i think youíre accurate about the b coops scheduling and just frankly there might indeed not be other big name actors involved. we suspect one or two but it may not be many. think of how many big name actors were in boogie nights

i donít suspect that information being shared relates to the pandemic in any manner
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 26, 2020, 04:23:22 PM
Since you were able to watch the shoot anything interesting you noticed that might not be conveyed by the photos?

I'm noticing when I go back and look at the photos I took that night that there are things I missed in the moment.  I have a picture of Alana and "the Kid"--but I didn't recognize them at the time.   I have some shots of the Production Photographer working--but didn't notice her, either. (I've been trying to interview the PP on 'Boogie Nights' for years now.  It's the job on Boogie Nights I've always wished I'd had.)

There was so much going on, in so many different parts of that setting (It was literally a block wide)--it was impossible to take it all in.  You'd almost need video from 6 different cameras to go back and study to examine what all was happening.  Add in the fact that everyone is masked, and it's hard to ID people.

For example, I missed the fact that Maya and the kids were there that night. Personally, I think I would have gotten more excited by that than seeing Coops.   :wink:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: strandedwriter on August 26, 2020, 05:20:49 PM
Since you were able to watch the shoot anything interesting you noticed that might not be conveyed by the photos?

I'm noticing when I go back and look at the photos I took that night that there are things I missed in the moment.  I have a picture of Alana and "the Kid"--but I didn't recognize them at the time.   I have some shots of the Production Photographer working--but didn't notice her, either. (I've been trying to interview the PP on 'Boogie Nights' for years now.  It's the job on Boogie Nights I've always wished I'd had.)

There was so much going on, in so many different parts of that setting (It was literally a block wide)--it was impossible to take it all in.  You'd almost need video from 6 different cameras to go back and study to examine what all was happening.  Add in the fact that everyone is masked, and it's hard to ID people.

For example, I missed the fact that Maya and the kids were there that night. Personally, I think I would have gotten more excited by that than seeing Coops.   :wink:

Hey wilberfan! Any idea if it seemed like Maya might be making another cameo in Paul's filmography? Was she in costume? Seems like she wouldn't be on set during covid (with the kids) unless she had to be there herself...although I'm guessing the Andersons are probably Valley residents.  :yabbse-grin:

Was cool seeing you the other night at the gas station with worldforgot!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 26, 2020, 05:27:48 PM
Good point about them being there despite the covid angle.  Hadn't considered that.   But, no, I never saw them there that night--I learned the next day that they'd in fact been there.  "Really?  Were they, like, staying inside the station or across the street at the video village?"  "No, they were in and out and walking around", was the response.  To my point that there was so much going on--and we were all so focused on the center of the action. (And, yes, I'm half wondering if Paul set this movie in the Valley cuz he wanted a short commute.)

It was a fun hang!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 26, 2020, 08:17:22 PM
Starting to believe that the young guy with Cooper and Haim is PSH's son. Don't know what he looks like now, and don't want to look him up (and risk seeing those horrible pictures from the funeral again), but he's now got to be around 17/18? Look at that face.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 26, 2020, 08:39:11 PM
Jesus, imagine if that turned out to be true? What a beautiful thing.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: strandedwriter on August 26, 2020, 08:46:47 PM
Jesus, imagine if that turned out to be true? What a beautiful thing.

It's him...I think I'm gonna cry.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 26, 2020, 09:20:57 PM
Yeah, I didnít catch that,  but I am almost positive itís him.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on August 26, 2020, 09:30:46 PM
Yeah, I just spent 5 minutes going back and forth between photos, and if that's not Cooper Alexander Hoffman, it's a HELL of a coincidence.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on August 26, 2020, 10:03:52 PM
Canít find any pictures from the last few years, but comparing the older pictures with the picture from the set... Iím currently 99.6% sure itís him.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on August 26, 2020, 10:37:52 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/HwZ9NfH.jpg)

I'm calling it, guys. It's him.

Hat tip to Drill for figuring it out.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on August 26, 2020, 11:37:19 PM
Good find! This is awesome. Aww my heart’s full.
Remember in this thread somewhere it's mentioned something about hoping Phil will be included in some way? This is it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on August 27, 2020, 03:15:34 AM
Nobody thinks that the kid Coop is fighting is the young actor? The man in the truck looks like Philip Seymour Hoffman. The seventies arenít his time yet.

Well. The seventies are his sonís time!

The Sopranos prequel has Gandolfiniís son playing Tony Soprano. I wonder if that works? Maybe. The idea is pretty moving, anyway.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 27, 2020, 03:26:25 AM
youíre willing to be sentimental any chance you get, s/o to humanity

if itís a moving idea whatever, if he can play the part there we go

iím non-sarcastically sorry to you ptaheads but all that matters if he lands the role which, okay, thatís emotionally dope if he does, but what it means in terms of a movie is if does then he does and there we go

please, please, please donít soak this in sentiment. i want to be on your side
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on August 27, 2020, 03:36:26 AM
You don't believe that extratextual information should have any impact on our experience of a creative work?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 27, 2020, 03:41:11 AM
reality fades and art is eternal
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on August 27, 2020, 05:55:31 AM
reality fades and art is eternal

Wait until you hear about credits and historians.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 27, 2020, 06:06:25 AM
If this is true re:PSH son then it definitely adds a whole other layer to the movie and has increased my interest even more so. Whether the acting is rich in his blood is a whole other thing though.

The marketing/press circuit sure will be interesting!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: joneal on August 27, 2020, 06:20:34 AM
is pshís son an actor? or is this a cameo kind of thing?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 27, 2020, 07:03:04 AM
The idea of PTA turning PSH's son into his new muse is a bit creepy tbh.
Peters-based Coop, baby Haim, supposedly little Hoffman, this is becoming weirder and weirder. But I'll take it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on August 27, 2020, 09:46:52 AM
reality fades and art is eternal

Wait until you hear about credits and historians.

donít troll me please
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 28, 2020, 03:53:01 PM
Has anyone driven by the set and seen anything interesting.  i drove by a few times earlier in the week just to if maybe I can catch Anderson or Cooper or maybe a new actor but nothing for me
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 29, 2020, 03:19:09 PM
I was so excited the two days this thread was poppiní aaaaaand now itís back to being dead.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 29, 2020, 03:52:16 PM
Well, Thu & Fri are their days off... Plus no one will tell me where they're shooting today!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on August 29, 2020, 10:23:32 PM
http://www.justjared.com/2020/08/29/bradley-cooper-looks-straight-out-of-the-1970s-on-set-of-paul-thomas-anderson-movie/

On set pics from 29th, Alana also pictured. Theyíre still in Encino.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 29, 2020, 10:34:59 PM
http://www.justjared.com/2020/08/29/bradley-cooper-looks-straight-out-of-the-1970s-on-set-of-paul-thomas-anderson-movie/

On set pics from 29th, Alana also pictured. Theyíre still in Encino.

Don't see any shots of Alana in that set.  And it'll teach me to go to work today instead of driving around Encino!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 29, 2020, 10:43:52 PM
Looks like Benny Safdie is in this.
(https://xixax.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn01.cdn.justjared.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F08%2Fcooper-70s%2Fbradley-cooper-straight-out-of-70s-set-of-new-movie-25.jpg&hash=4e02be1a44fa28769c334af68eddd4063e58a16a)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 29, 2020, 10:45:19 PM
Bennie Safdie playing real-life Joel Wachs?

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 29, 2020, 10:49:10 PM
They noticed too. Guess that's the closeted politician character (he came out publicly in 1999).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 29, 2020, 10:54:26 PM
Not much of a resemblance.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 29, 2020, 10:55:55 PM
Looks like Benny Safdie is in this.

Drill spots another one!  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 29, 2020, 11:03:05 PM
I'm surprised there weren't any non-paparazzi (civilian) tweets of this today.  On the other hand, I guess the paps are  professional stalkers of celebrity-dense parts of L.A.  Wish there were some wider shots, so we could get a bead on exactly where this was.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on August 29, 2020, 11:16:41 PM
http://www.justjared.com/2020/08/29/bradley-cooper-looks-straight-out-of-the-1970s-on-set-of-paul-thomas-anderson-movie/

On set pics from 29th, Alana also pictured. Theyíre still in Encino.

Don't see any shots of Alana in that set.  And it'll teach me to go to work today instead of driving around Encino!

(https://i.loli.net/2020/08/30/PfXYuBMFZ6WHSan.jpg) (https://sm.ms/image/PfXYuBMFZ6WHSan)

Didn't know if she's in the scene but she's certainly there.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 29, 2020, 11:34:27 PM
Ooops.  That's only obvious. I was concentrating on trying to recognize buildings...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 29, 2020, 11:42:11 PM
In May 1971, Wachs, "a young political newcomer," "overwhelmed" veteran James B. Potter, Jr. in Los Angeles City Council District 2, which included portions of the Santa Monica Mountains and the San Fernando Valley.

In 1971 he proposed a ban on oil drilling on the city's coastline one-half mile inland from the shore "for both esthetic and geographical safety reasons."

(Source:Wikipedia)

So pretty much this photo confirms this takes place in 1971.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 29, 2020, 11:50:29 PM
So pretty much this photo confirms this takes place in 1971.

That doesn't square with the gas lines, though.  There was a gas shortage in '73 (which is about when I remember gas hitting $0.40/gal--which we saw last week on the 76 station signs).  I have a specific memory of how relieved I was to find a not-too-long line on my way to CSUN one morning (which I attended from '73 to '75).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 30, 2020, 12:11:49 AM
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 30, 2020, 12:14:42 AM
Yeah, that's unexpected and surprising yet very interesting. I thought he was great in Good Time, and happy that he's given the chance to shine once more.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 30, 2020, 12:24:18 AM
So pretty much this photo confirms this takes place in 1971.

That doesn't square with the gas lines, though.  There was a gas shortage in '73 (which is about when I remember gas hitting $0.40/gal--which we saw last week on the 76 station signs).  I have a specific memory of how relieved I was to find a not-too-long line on my way to CSUN one morning (which I attended from '73 to '75).

More supporting evidence for 1973:  The poster says "Our Valley's Own Joel Wachs for Mayor".  According to Wikipedia,

Quote
Wachs ran thrice for mayor of Los Angeles. In 1973, as a relatively unknown new city council member, he finished a distant seventh in a crowded primary election in which Tom Bradley eventually won his first Los Angeles mayoral election.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 30, 2020, 12:27:18 AM
So pretty much this photo confirms this takes place in 1971.

That doesn't square with the gas lines, though.  There was a gas shortage in '73 (which is about when I remember gas hitting $0.40/gal--which we saw last week on the 76 station signs).  I have a specific memory of how relieved I was to find a not-too-long line on my way to CSUN one morning (which I attended from '73 to '75).

More supporting evidence for 1973:  The poster says "Our Valley's Own Joel Wachs for Mayor".  According to Wikipedia,

Quote
Wachs ran thrice for mayor of Los Angeles. In 1973, as a relatively unknown new city council member, he finished a distant seventh in a crowded primary election in which Tom Bradley eventually won his first Los Angeles mayoral election.

OK, you indeed have a point. Still that oil drilling ban doesn't seem to be totally irrelevant to the story.

I'm also curious how all this will be tied up with the Peters storyline, as he wasn't a big producer name yet by then.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on August 30, 2020, 12:39:27 AM
Yeah, I wonder how the storylines will overlap. Peters didn't produce until Star Is Born assuming this is early 70s, he's still a hairdresser at this point. As far as I see, there's no connection in real life between the two. I imagine PTA is sorta "remaking" Shampoo. Peters met Streisand during her pre-production work on For Pete's Sake which released in 1974. He designed her wig in 73. That said, the film was shot in NYC. The couple bought a Malibu home in 74 however
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on August 30, 2020, 01:20:24 AM
Extremely convincing argument that the film is about the production of a Star Is Born

?s=20
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 30, 2020, 01:25:03 AM
Spoiler: ShowHide
?hl=el
look at the third pic
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 30, 2020, 01:42:16 AM
If itís actually about A Star Is Born(Iím still not convinced) that is quite the stunt casting lol


The addition of Safdie is great, though!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on August 30, 2020, 01:51:38 AM
A tough female agent was a rumored role (Sue Mengers). Peters interviewed many veteran old filmmakers like Altman to direct the film (John Huston-esque director). Cooper and Haim looking identical to Peters and Babz. It really does add up. Of course it's difficult to account for the young teen actor and Safdie as Wachs. I can only speculate Wachs is a repressed Streisand fan? Something correlating to his sexuality? No clue, but I think we're onto something and excited for PTA to yet again make a hard left when we're expecting a right
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 30, 2020, 01:54:51 AM
A tough female agent was a rumored role (Sue Mengers). Peters interviewed many veteran old filmmakers like Altman to direct the film (John Huston-esque director). Cooper and Haim looking identical to Peters and Babz. It really does add up. Of course it's difficult to account for the young teen actor and Safdie as Wachs. I can only speculate Wachs is a repressed Streisand fan? Something correlating to his sexuality? No clue, but I think we're onto something and excited for PTA to yet again make a hard left when we're expecting a right

Did anything of real significance happen making A Star Is Born that would warrant a film? I genuinely donít know, and am not asking as a dick response.  I can see a fictional film about the making of Jaws or Apocalypse Now etc but Iím not familiar with anything of note happening during the making of A Star Is Born.


Also, can we now confirm the ďinsiderĒ poster was wrong or PTA dropped a different project that Leo passed because I looked back at his posts and he guaranteed it was set present day which is obviously not the case.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on August 30, 2020, 02:07:13 AM
A tough female agent was a rumored role (Sue Mengers). Peters interviewed many veteran old filmmakers like Altman to direct the film (John Huston-esque director). Cooper and Haim looking identical to Peters and Babz. It really does add up. Of course it's difficult to account for the young teen actor and Safdie as Wachs. I can only speculate Wachs is a repressed Streisand fan? Something correlating to his sexuality? No clue, but I think we're onto something and excited for PTA to yet again make a hard left when we're expecting a right

Did anything of real significance happen making A Star Is Born that would warrant a film? I genuinely donít know, and am not asking as a dick response.  I can see a fictional film about the making of Jaws or Apocalypse Now etc but Iím not familiar with anything of note happening during the making of A Star Is Born.


Also, can we now confirm the ďinsiderĒ poster was wrong or PTA dropped a different project that Leo passed because I looked back at his posts and he guaranteed it was set present day which is obviously not the case.

Nothing "significant", but Peters is very much a PTA character with his bravado and rage. And Peters had a very toxic relationship with Streisand during filming. Breaking walls and lamps at their home, threatening Kristoferson after a nude scene with Streisand. Streisand kicked Peters in the neck with her heel while driving to set one morning. I could see PTA being drawn to these intense stories or maybe hearing them growing up.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 30, 2020, 02:11:50 AM
A tough female agent was a rumored role (Sue Mengers). Peters interviewed many veteran old filmmakers like Altman to direct the film (John Huston-esque director). Cooper and Haim looking identical to Peters and Babz. It really does add up. Of course it's difficult to account for the young teen actor and Safdie as Wachs. I can only speculate Wachs is a repressed Streisand fan? Something correlating to his sexuality? No clue, but I think we're onto something and excited for PTA to yet again make a hard left when we're expecting a right

Did anything of real significance happen making A Star Is Born that would warrant a film? I genuinely donít know, and am not asking as a dick response.  I can see a fictional film about the making of Jaws or Apocalypse Now etc but Iím not familiar with anything of note happening during the making of A Star Is Born.


Also, can we now confirm the ďinsiderĒ poster was wrong or PTA dropped a different project that Leo passed because I looked back at his posts and he guaranteed it was set present day which is obviously not the case.

Nothing "significant", but Peters is very much a PTA character with his bravado and rage. And Peters had a very toxic relationship with Streisand during filming. Breaking walls and lamps at their home, threatening Kristoferson after a nude scene with Streisand. Streisand kicked Peters in the neck with her heel while driving to set one morning. I could see PTA being drawn to these intense stories or maybe hearing them growing up.

Thanks for the info. I suppose weíll have to wait a find out, but that could be interesting.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 30, 2020, 02:19:36 AM
I'm not sure about Alana Haim playing Streisand. Or even that she'll actually appear on screen as a character. That sounds that it would be a lot of hoops that he would have to jump through. Maybe she'll just be mentioned a lot peripherally.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on August 30, 2020, 02:27:04 AM
I'm not sure about Alana Haim playing Streisand. Or even that she'll actually appear on screen as a character. That sounds that it would be a lot of hoops that he would have to jump through. Maybe she'll just be mentioned a lot peripherally.

Shes been photographed on set twice, different days and locations and scenes. Possibly Lesley Ann Warren? Peters ex-wife from 67-73?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on August 30, 2020, 02:34:15 AM
A tough female agent was a rumored role (Sue Mengers). Peters interviewed many veteran old filmmakers like Altman to direct the film (John Huston-esque director). Cooper and Haim looking identical to Peters and Babz. It really does add up. Of course it's difficult to account for the young teen actor and Safdie as Wachs. I can only speculate Wachs is a repressed Streisand fan? Something correlating to his sexuality? No clue, but I think we're onto something and excited for PTA to yet again make a hard left when we're expecting a right

Did anything of real significance happen making A Star Is Born that would warrant a film? I genuinely donít know, and am not asking as a dick response.  I can see a fictional film about the making of Jaws or Apocalypse Now etc but Iím not familiar with anything of note happening during the making of A Star Is Born.


Also, can we now confirm the ďinsiderĒ poster was wrong or PTA dropped a different project that Leo passed because I looked back at his posts and he guaranteed it was set present day which is obviously not the case.

Nothing "significant", but Peters is very much a PTA character with his bravado and rage. And Peters had a very toxic relationship with Streisand during filming. Breaking walls and lamps at their home, threatening Kristoferson after a nude scene with Streisand. Streisand kicked Peters in the neck with her heel while driving to set one morning. I could see PTA being drawn to these intense stories or maybe hearing them growing up.

If the speculation is true, the making of ASIB could be only a puzzle piece in the whole picture of what the child actor had experienced in the show business. I wonder will there be more?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 30, 2020, 02:40:39 AM
PLENTY of photos here should be considered spoilers I guess
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8678253/Bradley-Cooper-rocks-fake-blood-gets-work-70s-era-Paul-Thomas-Anderson-film.html
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on August 30, 2020, 02:55:37 AM
Benny Safdie?? Oh wow. Wow. wow.

One note about all this speculation re: who is playing who. When has PTA ever had a major character that was an actual public figure? Like, Dirk isnít John Holmes, Dodd isnít L.Ron, Plainview isnít Doheny. He pulls details from real people, warps them however he sees fit, puts them in a big weird stew, and itís never quite what you expect. I donít see this one being any different.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on August 30, 2020, 03:01:50 AM
Benny Safdie plays an actually real person though
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on August 30, 2020, 03:30:14 AM
tbh Iím kind of just skimming these to stay half-ignorant so Iím sure I missed some details. Curious to see if itís confirmed by more sources that heís actually playing Wachs, and the rest of the ensemble are playing real people, that would be a huge break in precedent.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 30, 2020, 03:37:10 AM
Does it say "Joel Wachs" on those posters or just "Wachs"?

He could  very easily be playing a character based on him called "John Wachs" or "Joe Wachs" or whatever.

Unless PTA is taking a cue from Pynchon and blending reality with fiction.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 30, 2020, 07:08:55 AM
Film Stage article that more or less summarizes the current news/speculations
https://thefilmstage.com/benny-safdie-lands-major-role-in-paul-thomas-andersons-next-film/
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 30, 2020, 07:12:26 AM
More Papy Pics from yesterday's (Saturday, 8/29/2020) shoot.  Includes many spoilery photos, and spoilery description of the scene.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8678253/Bradley-Cooper-rocks-fake-blood-gets-work-70s-era-Paul-Thomas-Anderson-film.html

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Bradley Cooper returned to his Jon Peters inspired get-up on Saturday afternoon as he got back to work on a currently untitled Paul Thomas Anderson film.

The 45-year-old actor was clearly having a bloody good time as he strutted around set with fake blood dripping from his face onto his sheer, white peasant blouse. 

Little is known about filmmaker Anderson's latest project except that it is set in LA's San Fernando Valley in the 1970s and centers on a high school student who is also a child actor.

But with the revelation that Cooper's character appears to be a doppelganger for Peters, one might hazard a guess as to his role in the plot.

To fully immerse him into the style of the era, hairstylists on set gave Cooper a shag hairdo and his facial hair was expertly groomed.

He had a silver medallion necklace slung fastened around his neck and his era-approved blouse was buttoned down, revealing his ample chest hair.

Bradley had a on a pair of coordinating white trousers that featured a stylish flared leg and deep pockets in the front.

To complete the retro look, costume designers paired the A Star Is Born director's monochromatic ensemble with some brown point toe boots.

The ominous trail of fake blood migrated from Bradley's forehead to his chest as they carefully filmed various scenes in the area.

With the red liquid dripping down his body, the actor strutted up and down the sidewalk with a gasoline canister in hand.

His pants were visibly torn down one side and though there are no details as to the beat of the day, it appeared to be an intense one.

At one point, Cooper's disheveled character was joined by two actresses donning bright white tennis gear and rackets.

The Hangover actor had to pause his acting briefly to have his dripping blood redone by an on set makeup artist.

She applied the deep red substance to Bradley's face with a pointed paint brush, while donning a face mask and a face shield.

Once his makeup was fixed, Cooper was back in action and was spotted throwing a trashcan near a store window for a scene.

He then was seen kicking over a green newsstand with his psychedelic boots.

Before the bright red blood was applied to his mug, Bradley snuck in a few squeaky clean scenes.

The entire production crew, except the actors, donned full COVID-19 gear and attempted to keep their distance from one another as filming carried on.

Once he wrapped a take, Bradley would make his way over to the camera to watch it back.

He appeared to be discussing his performance with the director and crew before returning to his character and attempting the scene again. 

Anderson's undisclosed project happens to be his fourth movie set in the Valley after Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love.

Jon Peters - upon whom Cooper's character appears to be based - was working as a hairstylist at his family's salon on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills when he met Barbra Streisand in 1973, making a wig for her to wear in her comedy 1974 For Pete's Sake.

The two embarked on a relationship that lasted until 1982 during which time Peters developed a career as a producer.

He produced Streisand's studio album Butterfly, released in 1974, and was credited as a producer on her 1976 remake of A Star Is Born.

Cooper, of course, made another remake of A Star Is Born with Lady Gaga in the lead female role in 2018 which earned eight Academy Award nominations. Peters has a producer credit on Cooper's movie since he owns the rights to the 1976 film.

So far, Cooper is the only confirmed star attached to Anderson's new project that's being kept tightly under wraps.

After getting his scenes done for the day, Bradley headed over to his good pal Jennifer Garner's, 48, home in Brentwood for an impromptu visit.

Bradley had on a pair of shades and his hair was pulled back as he pulled into her lavish driveway in his Mercedes G-Wagon.

Chronologically, this scene probably very closely follows the gas station altercation we saw filmed last week.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on August 30, 2020, 07:31:02 AM
Daily Mail articles are always so weirdly written. "Ample chest hair," "she applied the deep red substance to Bradley's face with a pointed paint brush," it's like they get paid by the adjective or something.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 30, 2020, 08:00:20 AM
As a Location Nerd, I'm impressed by the fact that they found a 70s-era building on Ventura Blvd (surrounded by remodeled storefronts and office buildings--a mere mile-and-a-half from the base camp/crew parking they've been using for several days.  Brilliant.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 30, 2020, 08:15:32 AM
Huh.  That took longer than I expected.  Wonder if he read it here?  :yabbse-wink:


[edit] It was NOT our forum, but another.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: axxonn on August 30, 2020, 08:33:52 AM
I assume this is a similar deal to Phantom Thread where there's no distinct cinematographer?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 30, 2020, 08:40:51 AM
I think that's the consensus opinion at this point.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 30, 2020, 11:42:01 AM
I know I keep saying this but I am getting so excited for this and the idea he cast one of the Sadfie's in a  major role is so cool.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 30, 2020, 12:30:07 PM
Huh.  That took longer than I expected.  Wonder if he read it here?  :yabbse-wink:

[edit] It was NOT our forum, but another.

OK, now I can relax a little.  It's out there.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on August 30, 2020, 02:24:50 PM
Anyone else think it's funny that PTA just, hasn't said anything yet and we're all confirming stuff? (Not to complain, just thought it was cool!)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 30, 2020, 02:39:19 PM
Anyone else think it's funny that PTA just, hasn't said anything yet and we're all confirming stuff? (Not to complain, just thought it was cool!)

I think the lack of official word has just made everyone hungrier.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 30, 2020, 02:48:10 PM
...and I'm getting hungry...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on August 30, 2020, 02:52:10 PM
Itís like pre-Phantom-Thread era when people were almost convinced the film was based on the life of Charles James.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: valhalla on August 30, 2020, 03:40:50 PM
If you squint closely at this alternate poster from a set photo, it indicates that Wachs is running for office in '73. Guess the film is set in 1973.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 30, 2020, 03:49:55 PM
PTA needs more things on his face/head area!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 30, 2020, 03:55:53 PM
If you squint closely at this alternate poster from a set photo, it indicates that Wachs is running for office in '73. Guess the film is set in 1973.

Wonder if that confirms the Star I s Born/Jon Peters possibly

Also what is that hat he's wearing? Come on PTA
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on August 30, 2020, 04:42:27 PM
Maybe itís the mask covering his youthful face/energy and the old man hat, but he really looks like a grandpa
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on August 30, 2020, 04:43:15 PM
[edit] It was NOT our forum, but another.

Did he say what forum it was? Iím curious!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 30, 2020, 05:14:05 PM
Also what is that hat he's wearing? Come on PTA

This is not without precedent.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on August 30, 2020, 05:14:23 PM
Also squinting at that image and I should say this delicately, is Bradley Cooper wearing a slight nose prosthetic?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on August 30, 2020, 05:16:54 PM
Hard to say. All I know is I have his boots.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 30, 2020, 05:34:52 PM
He's 50. He's not young anymore. What's he supposed to look like?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on August 30, 2020, 06:19:43 PM
He's 50. He's not young anymore. What's he supposed to look like?

This comment makes me feel sad
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 30, 2020, 06:44:15 PM
Does it say "Joel Wachs" on those posters or just "Wachs"?

Just got back from that location, and you're right, I believe they just say "Wachs".
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on August 30, 2020, 06:47:26 PM
Does it say "Joel Wachs" on those posters or just "Wachs"?

Just got back from that location, and you're right, I believe they just say "Wachs".

Did you steal one?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 30, 2020, 06:49:13 PM
Did you steal one?

LOL.  No. If one had been offered to me I would have taken it, but no.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 30, 2020, 06:50:45 PM
Also squinting at that image and I should say this delicately, is Bradley Cooper wearing a slight nose prosthetic?

That might help explain why I've yet to see him wearing a mask on set.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: strandedwriter on August 30, 2020, 07:52:14 PM
Does it say "Joel Wachs" on those posters or just "Wachs"?

Just got back from that location, and you're right, I believe they just say "Wachs".

Did it look like they were still shooting today/tonight?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 30, 2020, 07:53:56 PM

Did it look like they were still shooting today/tonight?

No, I think they're finished there.  Tomorrow will most-likely be a strike day at that spot.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jzakko on August 31, 2020, 07:12:06 AM
Haven't seen this vid in this thread:

https://www.reddit.com/r/paulthomasanderson/comments/ijwidb/bradley_cooper_throws_trash_can_through_window/
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 31, 2020, 07:28:28 AM
Haven't seen this vid in this thread:

https://www.reddit.com/r/paulthomasanderson/comments/ijwidb/bradley_cooper_throws_trash_can_through_window/

If videos like this keep being leaked, then we may won't have to wait a year to see the actual movie.
That said, this scene has strong IV vibes.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 31, 2020, 09:52:23 AM
That said, this scene has strong IV vibes.

I see this phrase used a lot (not just here).  As the one that responds to IV's charms the least among us, can you elaborate on what this generally means when used in a context like this?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 31, 2020, 10:03:11 AM
Curious how we feel about spoilers this time around (or in general).  Are any of us completely avoiding any posts with spoiler tags? 

I've decided that on this one--especially given its time and setting (and the possibility of visiting some of the sets in person) that I'm all-in when it comes to spoilers.  I think I'd probably even read a copy of the damn script if one came my way.

I've always wished I'd somehow crewed on Boogie Nights 24 years ago (it's in large part what my oral history project is about).  This may be one of the only opportunities to see PTA at work in the wild, we (or certainly me) will have.  It may very well change the way I view the film a year-plus from now, but I'm curious to have that experience too.

I'd assume we're all too hard core to avoid whatever comes at us the next 3 months (or until release, I guess)? Anyone dead set against spoilers probably ain't hangin' around in here.

Is there any project or filmmaker you'd personally avoid all spoilers about no matter what?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 31, 2020, 10:13:28 AM
That said, this scene has strong IV vibes.


I see this phrase used a lot (not just here).  As the one that responds to IV's charms the least among us, can you elaborate on what this generally means when used in a context like this?

In this particular instance I mean it in the sense of an offbeat, almost surreallistic sense of humour, and a quick change stylistically in a weirdly comic way that makes you wonder whether what you see on screen is actually happening or not. At least that's how I interpreted it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on August 31, 2020, 10:22:32 AM
Spoilers are always okay with me. Knowing more helps preparing myself for the first time viewing.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 31, 2020, 10:25:00 AM
Personally I would prefer to get spoiled in the matter of infos such as crew members, actors etc that the producers don't want to reveal yet for their own reasons, rather than possibly crucial scenes that may find their way into the final film (there is always the possibility of being left in the editing room, but I wouldn't leave it to chance). I would also avoid too much plot details, not necessarily the general concept/setting.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on August 31, 2020, 10:26:28 AM
I'd normally be a bit hesitant before viewing stuff that seems very obviously spoilery, but honestly given the pandemic and that there's not much going on at the moment, I'm consuming everything I can about this film. It's nice to have something film-related to get excited about for the first time in a while with everything being shut down.

The only thing in the past few years that I tried to avoid any and all spoilers about, to the point of not even reading reviews or articles about it, was Blade Runner 2049. I think that was a pretty good decision as it was a novel experience to go into a film with no idea at all about the plot, but I think I would have loved it either way.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jzakko on August 31, 2020, 10:41:19 AM
I'm fine with spoilers, but mainly because I can't resist.

I had read The Master's leaked script multiple times prior to the film's release and I definitely can't say that spoiled the experience for me, if anything it enhanced it because the film was somehow still a mindfuck despite the fact that I knew many of the scenes verbatim and its general structure quite well.

But I'm more interested in technical/workflow spoilers.  I'd rather know the aspect ratio they're framing for rather than anything else.  I'd like to know how PTA and his camera team are running things.  In one of the vids, where Bradley ends the take pointing a gas nozzle and lighter at someone, we see them call cut, Mike Bauman gets Bradley to go back to his mark and hold up the props, and Bauman appears to take a still with a dslr that he then reviews with Paul.  What's going on there?  Is that for exposure, to preview something about the lighting?  I must know.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on August 31, 2020, 10:45:14 AM
I donít care about spoilers. Reviews are what I should avoid because they bring context and expectations to what otherwise is just plain plot.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 31, 2020, 10:46:58 AM
I'd personally appreciate plot/story based things being kept behind spoiler tags.

Cast, Crew, post production info I'm interested in for sure.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on August 31, 2020, 10:59:18 AM
I think mild spoilers are okay, but we should probably have one mostly spoiler-free thread for this movie, and I guess this would be that.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on August 31, 2020, 11:09:26 AM
That said, this scene has strong IV vibes.


I see this phrase used a lot (not just here).  As the one that responds to IV's charms the least among us, can you elaborate on what this generally means when used in a context like this?

In this particular instance I mean it in the sense of an offbeat, almost surreallistic sense of humour, and a quick change stylistically in a weirdly comic way that makes you wonder whether what you see on screen is actually happening or not. At least that's how I interpreted it.

He seems like he's channelling Joaquin levels of madness.

By the way where is the camera in that video because I can see what looks like film mag low on the footpath?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on August 31, 2020, 11:23:26 AM
She was in the video? i gotta watch again, couldn't see her
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jzakko on August 31, 2020, 11:42:06 AM
She was in the video? i gotta watch again, couldn't see her

If you're referencing my comment, I deleted it because I see Alana's under a ladder and other equipment and maybe it makes sense in-camera and all that stuff is framed out but I'm less confident the shot is of her.

But yeah, she's seated on the stoop as Bradley is passing her by and the camera could be pointed at her since it's low on the ground but I just can't tell for sure.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 31, 2020, 11:45:01 AM
if this has Inherent Vice vibes I hoped its a much better and much improved version of Vice. Not a fan of Vice at all and felt like that completely got away from him.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on August 31, 2020, 12:43:26 PM
She was in the video? i gotta watch again, couldn't see her

If you're referencing my comment, I deleted it because I see Alana's under a ladder and other equipment and maybe it makes sense in-camera and all that stuff is framed out but I'm less confident the shot is of her.

But yeah, she's seated on the stoop as Bradley is passing her by and the camera could be pointed at her since it's low on the ground but I just can't tell for sure.

She's sitting on the curb, hunched over--I'd say definitely out of frame.   There are paparazzi photos of her sitting in that same position.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on August 31, 2020, 04:45:07 PM
There's an article from Collider here, most of which we already know, but I think this bit is new:

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Anderson is said to be casting the film with fresh faces rather than recognizable movie stars, and many up-and-comers have been vying for roles, particularly those with comedy backgrounds.

https://collider.com/benny-safdie-paul-thomas-anderson-movie-cast/
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: AlRose on August 31, 2020, 06:21:30 PM

For example, I missed the fact that Maya and the kids were there that night. Personally, I think I would have gotten more excited by that than seeing Coops.   :wink:

creepo
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 31, 2020, 07:35:48 PM
Apparently Nightmare Alley resumes filming next week.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: sixtos97 on August 31, 2020, 07:48:34 PM
who told you that
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on August 31, 2020, 07:52:32 PM
who told you that


Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on August 31, 2020, 08:03:03 PM
Wow then the Cooper part must be really really small. I wonder if Anderson wanted all unknown actors or odd choices and MGM or Focus was like no you have to have one star somewhere.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on August 31, 2020, 11:51:49 PM
It's still very soon, but I don't care if he didn't want (or couldn't get) big names for this as long as it turns out to be great and makes a profit.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on September 01, 2020, 01:55:53 AM
It's still very soon, but I don't care if he didn't want (or couldn't get) big names for this as long as it turns out to be great and makes a profit.

Heís done so well with unheard-ofs before.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Heisenberg on September 01, 2020, 03:37:48 AM
This leads me to believe this is going to be an Inherent Vice kind of situation where a bunch of quirky supporting characters with one or two scenes each surround the main character(the high school actor).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on September 01, 2020, 12:19:59 PM
Sad and sobering....

Los Angeles Times
@latimes
A man lost a battle with COVID-19 weeks after working on a set filming a commercial.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on September 01, 2020, 12:32:04 PM
This leads me to believe this is going to be an Inherent Vice kind of situation where a bunch of quirky supporting characters with one or two scenes each surround the main character(the high school actor).

Possibly, but I kind of hope not. Hopefully it's more a Boogie Nights kind of ensemble where the kid is Dirk and the movie revolves around him with everybody present. I can't imagine this kid is going to be as fun and charismatic as Doc Sportello / Joaquin.

Also I want to see lots of Bradley Cooper going insane. I said it before but I hope it's not another Martin Short situation because we needed more of him in Inherent Vice!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on September 01, 2020, 11:40:44 PM
anyone know of any more filming locations? I'm assuming they've moved (wouldn't be surprised )
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 02, 2020, 07:07:54 PM
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cooper-hoffman-son-of-phillip-seymour-hoffman-leads-paul-thomas-anderson-70s-drama?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Confirmation that Hoffman is Lead, Alana Haim is co-star, and Cooper is Supporting. Safdie also confirmed
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on September 02, 2020, 07:13:55 PM
Now that itís confirmed, I think this is heartwarming, but I guess it could be considered creepy
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on September 02, 2020, 07:26:00 PM
Now that itís confirmed, I think this is heartwarming, but I guess it could be considered creepy

Why?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 02, 2020, 07:26:42 PM
Itís remarkable that PTA can still receive funding and theatrical release for a movie like this. Also Haim is not Streisand after all lol. Definitely someone associated with Hoffman. And Iím beginning to suspect Cooper is actually a cameo ala Martin Short in Inherent Vice. Someone they encounter along the way for a subplot 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on September 02, 2020, 07:33:47 PM
Now that itís confirmed, I think this is heartwarming, but I guess it could be considered creepy

Why?

Someone here called it creepy a few pages back. I should have put an emphasis on the ďguessĒ in writing. I was joking about that one post
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on September 02, 2020, 07:34:03 PM
Itís remarkable that PTA can still receive funding and theatrical release for a movie like this. Also Haim is not Streisand after all lol. Definitely someone associated with Hoffman. And Iím beginning to suspect Cooper is actually a cameo ala Martin Short in Inherent Vice. Someone they encounter along the way for a subplot

Maybe she could be playing his sister?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on September 02, 2020, 08:22:40 PM
Too many Coops in the kitchen...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on September 02, 2020, 09:47:30 PM
Now that itís confirmed, I think this is heartwarming, but I guess it could be considered creepy

Why?

Someone here called it creepy a few pages back. I should have put an emphasis on the ďguessĒ in writing. I was joking about that one post

To clear things up I didn't say I find CAH starring PTA's new to be creepy (actually I do think that's touching), I was talking about him potentially replacing his father as PTA's muse from now on by making several appearances into his movies.

And I'm still not buying that Bradley Cooper has a Martin Short-type of an appearance in this, there was no need to cast him in the first place then, he could just wait to return to the Nightmare Alley set.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Find Your Magali on September 02, 2020, 10:45:46 PM
There is going to be so much intense rooting for Cooper Hoffman to pull off an incredible performance, but we have to remember how unlikely that it. He's never acted on film before; the odds are against this being some great debut by a young actor.

But here's the thing: (1) Trust PTA, he's not going to set the kid up to fail. (2) We have no idea what the tone/approach of this is going to be. We know he's not working with Daniel Day-Lewis, Joaquin Phoenix, etc. Maybe he's going for a more natural/gonzo approach, like Robert Downey Sr. did with the casting in some of his films.

I'm not expecting greatness from Hoffman, but I'm expecting something special and interesting from PTA.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 02, 2020, 10:53:22 PM
Now that itís confirmed, I think this is heartwarming, but I guess it could be considered creepy

Why?

Someone here called it creepy a few pages back. I should have put an emphasis on the ďguessĒ in writing. I was joking about that one post

To clear things up I didn't say I find CAH starring PTA's new to be creepy (actually I do think that's touching), I was talking about him potentially replacing his father as PTA's muse from now on by making several appearances into his movies.

And I'm still not buying that Bradley Cooper has a Martin Short-type of an appearance in this, there was no need to cast him in the first place then, he could just wait to return to the Nightmare Alley set.

I kinda buy it only because this is obviously one of PTA's smallest cast in terms of names and he probably needed at least one big name
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on September 03, 2020, 04:07:30 AM
It says Sara Murphy is producing this one and doesn't mention Joanne Sellar and Daniel Lupi. Would be his first film without them.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 03, 2020, 04:29:13 AM
It says Sara Murphy is producing this one and doesn't mention Joanne Sellar and Daniel Lupi. Would be his first film without them.

It still mentions Ghoulardi productions and theyíre credited on IMDB, so I assume theyíre involved. Werenít they announced when the film was? Only Sarah Murphy is the new takeaway
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Post by: Tdog on September 03, 2020, 05:23:24 AM
Speaking of Ghoulardi productions, I hope Ghoulardi himself shows up as a character!
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Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on September 03, 2020, 09:38:36 AM
Might be a troll but Letterboxd is saying this movie is going to be titled The Night of Counting the Years? https://letterboxd.com/film/the-night-of-counting-the-years-2021/


Same title as this flick https://letterboxd.com/film/the-night-of-counting-the-years/ (probably no connection other than title, but hey... cool?)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on September 03, 2020, 10:20:34 AM
Might be a troll but Letterboxd is saying this movie is going to be titled The Night of Counting the Years? https://letterboxd.com/film/the-night-of-counting-the-years-2021/


Same title as this flick https://letterboxd.com/film/the-night-of-counting-the-years/ (probably no connection other than title, but hey... cool?)

I'll take anything over Soggy Bottom.

I wonder if the story will unfold over the course of one day/night.
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Post by: itwasgood on September 03, 2020, 10:22:27 AM
Feels too long of a title for PTA's preference though.
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Post by: ThereWillBeOreos on September 03, 2020, 10:28:35 AM
I mean, there's also There Will Be Blood so I wouldn't be surprised if he did a long title again. I prefer Soggy Bottom though.
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Post by: jenkins on September 03, 2020, 10:52:05 AM
frankly iím happy to hear a reference outside of ptaís movies and robert downey sr

one day/night narratives have been licked but theyíre a certain tradition. scorsese with After Hours of course. here in la thereís john landis with Into the Night (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089346/). Miracle Mile (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097889/). Midnight Madness (https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0081159/). but idk, even the idea of a summer movie for teenagers offered broader thematic possibilities. thereís not so much that can be accomplished in all-nighter movies. unless pta considers otherwise and pulls it off
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on September 03, 2020, 11:13:03 AM
I'm very fond of After Hours/Into the Night, still need to see Miracle Mile though and haven't heard of Midnight Madness so I'll check it out.

The reports have all been mentioning multiple storylines in the new PTA so it'll be interesting to see how they weave in and out and what the through line/theme of the narrative is.

Can't wait to hear about more of the casting choices.
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Post by: kingfan011 on September 03, 2020, 12:07:18 PM
I'm very fond of After Hours/Into the Night, still need to see Miracle Mile though and haven't heard of Midnight Madness so I'll check it out.

The reports have all been mentioning multiple storylines in the new PTA so it'll be interesting to see how they weave in and out and what the through line/theme of the narrative is.

Can't wait to hear about more of the casting choices.


love love After Hours but could never get into Into The Night. I think the problem I have is one the supporting characters aren't consistently interesting to me and for me the opening of the film is so good with him having insomnia, going to the airport, and immediately being plunged into this thing the rest of the movie doesn't match it for me.

Miracle Mile is very good. The third act is a bit disappointing only because the 1st and 2nd act are wonderful.
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Post by: Drill on September 03, 2020, 12:23:09 PM
Might be a troll but Letterboxd is saying this movie is going to be titled The Night of Counting the Years? https://letterboxd.com/film/the-night-of-counting-the-years-2021/


Same title as this flick https://letterboxd.com/film/the-night-of-counting-the-years/ (probably no connection other than title, but hey... cool?)

Not sure where that's coming from. Seems too specific a title to be shared with another film. At this point, too many people are referring to it as Soggy Bottom, so he's probably just going to call it that. I hope not though.
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Post by: eward on September 03, 2020, 12:52:01 PM
Iíve grown very fond of Soggy Bottom as a title.
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Post by: Drenk on September 03, 2020, 01:05:38 PM
Soggy Bottom For Life.
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Post by: wilberfan on September 03, 2020, 01:07:47 PM
An opportunity for another Sydney/Hard Eight dynamic.  :yabbse-wink:
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Post by: Find Your Magali on September 03, 2020, 01:20:43 PM
Miracle Mile & Midnight Madness are about as opposite movies as you can imagine.

Miracle Mile is a taut and existential thriller.

Midnight Madness is a ridiculous "Animal House"-era college movie. I cannot stress how silly and unrealistic it is. Which isn't to say you shouldn't watch it. Also features very, very early Michael J. Fox.

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Post by: jenkins on September 03, 2020, 01:24:25 PM
a taut and existential thriller, i mean really

the similarities are in evening exploits and overlapping characters. really the problem i think is the small space of time doesnít allow for rich character development or expansive perspective
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Post by: jzakko on September 03, 2020, 06:53:23 PM
no source placed for the article, not even an anonymous one mentioned. 

Although I don't think THR is the type to extrapolate like that, they're not indiewire who I could easily see scoping this thread, seeing those two actors are in it, and assuming they're the leads.
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Post by: BigSock on September 03, 2020, 08:07:28 PM
PTAís OC And Stiggs  :ponder:
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Post by: eward on September 03, 2020, 08:16:35 PM
That has crossed my mind more than once.
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Post by: jenkins on September 03, 2020, 08:36:49 PM
ballparking madcap behavior and outrageous antics is fun
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Post by: csage97 on September 04, 2020, 12:22:49 AM
Maybe he's going for a more natural/gonzo approach, like Robert Downey Sr. did with the casting in some of his films.

I'm not expecting greatness from Hoffman, but I'm expecting something special and interesting from PTA.

I would enjoy naturalistic/relaxed writing and performances (in comparison to the "intense" and towering Freddie, Dodd, and Plainview performances). I'd be good with either, really, but I'd be interested to see something that's kind of free-wheeling like in some of Linklater's films (Linklater had a lot of success with the casting for Everybody Wants Some, IMO).

I'm even more interested to see how Alana Haim will do. I wonder how much acting experience she actually has beyond music videos (not in terms of actual performances, but how much practice she has acting).

Also, another vote for Soggy Bottom  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: mickeywolfman on September 05, 2020, 10:58:52 AM
I’ve been revisiting interviews, & noticed in the classic Bill Simmons podcast (2017, the one where PTA mentions trying to cut down that ‘600 page’ thing, likely this script?) he talks about the intensity of some big productions for the crew, especially when they go on forever. Paul referenced Avatar’s long production & a couple others—seemed to have a particular interest in the topic of how there are so many productions that have “resulted in damaged lives” & how families get torn apart, etc in pursuit of a big production. (@ 1:18:57 and a little before.) I know people were throwing around the A Star is Born production, do you think his comments about this topic have anything to do with his script? Just spitballing, I know it doesn’t really hold any water, just a bit interesting to hear him phrase this phenomenon this way—reminded me of how he would verbally “pitch” the context, history of characters like Freddy quell, Plainview, etc.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 07, 2020, 08:35:54 PM
IMDB added some names to cast.

Mary Eileen O’Donnell as “Reporter” (wasn’t she close to PSH IIRC?)

Brennon Doyle as Latin Lads Kid
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Post by: wilberfan on September 07, 2020, 08:38:59 PM
IMDB added some names to cast.
Brennon Doyle as Latin Lads Kid

I saw an actor wearing a jacket that said, "Latin Lads" during the scene at the 76 station.  I think that's who Bradley/Peters threatens with the pump nozzle and lighter.
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Post by: BigSock on September 07, 2020, 10:00:40 PM
Does anyone know what Latin Lads is? Fictional?
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Post by: wilberfan on September 07, 2020, 10:02:24 PM
It would have been a car club or gang--or maybe both.
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Post by: jenkins on September 07, 2020, 10:11:08 PM
they don't wiki trace to street gangs, as the latin kings  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_Kings_(gang))do, but, in conjunction with the earlier-mentioned reference to doo-wop inspired chicano gangs, you can find the same name in a, yes, doo-wop band

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on September 07, 2020, 10:12:36 PM
https://barrioboychik.com/2015/12/29/the-cruising-culture-of-east-los-angeles/

Good article on the history of Latin car clubs and cruising culture in LA.
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Post by: PinkTeeth on September 08, 2020, 03:11:05 AM
”rale
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on September 08, 2020, 03:35:45 AM
These instagrams were posted of some of the cars on set with writing in the windows.



Definitely seems inspired by cruising culture as mentioned, there's another article here with lots of photos, including this with the same writing as the third instagram picture.
https://designyoutrust.com/2020/05/cruising-van-nuys-boulevard-in-the-summer-of-1972-in-stunning-black-and-white-photos-by-rick-mccloskey/

(https://monovisions.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/rick-mccloskey-van-nuys-blvd-1972-06.jpg)
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Post by: Find Your Magali on September 08, 2020, 03:36:52 PM
IMDB added some names to cast.

Mary Eileen OíDonnell as ďReporterĒ (wasnít she close to PSH IIRC?)


Mimi O'Donnell was PSH's partner. .... Not sure if she's related to Mary Eileen.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on September 08, 2020, 03:49:57 PM
Mimi O'Donnell is the mother of Cooper. older Mary Eileen is not listed as Mimiís mother (in a cursory google search) and youíd think itíd be listed, though i canít confirm that sheís not her mother
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Post by: pynchonikon on September 10, 2020, 09:09:54 AM
LMAO (in these tough times, laughter is all we have)

https://mobile.twitter.com/signsofrelief/status/1304035597208743939
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Post by: kingfan011 on September 10, 2020, 11:12:55 AM
LMAO (in these tough times, laughter is all we have)

https://mobile.twitter.com/signsofrelief/status/1304035597208743939


That's a good laugh. Thank you
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Post by: Tdog on September 10, 2020, 11:48:16 AM
Can't wait to see Daniel Day Lewis playing Elliot Gould.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on September 10, 2020, 11:51:57 AM
Can't wait to see Daniel Day Lewis playing Elliot Gould.


 :bravo: I want it
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Post by: Tdog on September 10, 2020, 12:05:25 PM
It would be crazy if he's in it though.

I imagine he's in Ireland though. Can't imagine him being in NYC/USA at this time.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on September 10, 2020, 12:07:51 PM
Actually hearing reports that DDL has gone deep method as Mark Bridges.
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Post by: pynchonikon on September 10, 2020, 12:24:13 PM
Actually hearing reports that DDL has gone deep method as Mark Bridges.

I see what you did there, nice one.

In a parallel (and less evil) universe he would be perfect fit for the veteran director role.

It's been a while since the last leak of set photos, so I guess they have focused on shooting interiors lately.
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Post by: kingfan011 on September 10, 2020, 12:28:49 PM
Actually hearing reports that DDL has gone deep method as Mark Bridges.

I see what you did there, nice one.

In a parallel (and less evil) universe he would be perfect fit for the veteran director role.

It's been a while since the last leak of set photos, so I guess they have focused on shooting interiors lately.


Ya I also assumed they went to interiors. I'm sure the actors are OK with not shooting in 114 degree weather
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Post by: polkablues on September 10, 2020, 01:39:39 PM
Actually hearing reports that DDL has gone deep method as Mark Bridges.

Thatís actually Vincent Froio in a wig.
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Post by: jviness02 on September 10, 2020, 05:52:50 PM
Iím laughing at how many folks on Twitter bought the letterboxd casting. Iím not saying itís impossible for Daniel Day Lewis to go back on the ďretiringď thing, but I donít think heíd go back on it less than three years later.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on September 10, 2020, 06:21:47 PM
Actually hearing reports that DDL has gone deep method as Mark Bridges.

Thatís actually Vincent Froio in a wig.

I probably should have checked if Mark Bridges was bald before making this joke.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on September 11, 2020, 03:42:21 PM
LMAO (in these tough times, laughter is all we have)

https://mobile.twitter.com/signsofrelief/status/1304035597208743939

I wonder if The Night of Counting the Years will end up being a valid rumor?  We all scoffed at Soggy Bottom as a working title, after all.  And does it offer any suggestion that the film might take place over a 24 hour period?
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Post by: Drenk on September 11, 2020, 03:44:06 PM
The Day-Lewis addition, plus the Barbara Streisand info for Alana, are proof that random people can add whatever they want to the page.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on September 11, 2020, 03:52:55 PM
my stance has been and continues to be that a narrow time window doesnít allow for an expansive thematic possibility, a wider perspective, a deeper discovery, while remaining eternally open to being surprised
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on September 11, 2020, 03:56:58 PM
The Day-Lewis addition, plus the Barbara Streisand info for Alana, are proof that random people can add whatever they want to the page.

People who think Alana is playing Streisand are the same people who walk around with their mask pulled under their nose.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on September 11, 2020, 04:29:07 PM
my stance has been and continues to be that a narrow time window doesnít allow for an expansive thematic possibility, a wider perspective, a deeper discovery, while remaining eternally open to being surprised

Well of course there are exceptions, but generally I wouldn't say I disagree with you on that. Plus he's already done this type of narration with Magnolia, I wouldn't like to see that kind of stuff again, new and unexpected possibilities are always welcomed.
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Post by: jenkins on September 11, 2020, 04:53:23 PM
oh Magnolia itself occupies that time span. hm i forgot either because of the opening or because i havenít watched it in a decade. what jumped to my mind was Model Shop and Don McKellarís Last Night, bc Iíve seen them recently, i also mentioned some others earlier in the thread, and hereís a list (http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2016/the-30-best-movies-that-take-place-within-24-hours/)

seems like a perfectly fine time span that iím being hard on i guess
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Post by: kingfan011 on September 11, 2020, 04:57:56 PM
Loved Last Night. I haven't seen that since high school but I remember it wrecked me.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on September 11, 2020, 07:32:00 PM
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on September 11, 2020, 07:33:41 PM
Nice catch Drill where is this?
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Post by: wilberfan on September 11, 2020, 07:44:57 PM
If we determine where that is, we'll get the Xixax Location Squad right on it!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on September 12, 2020, 04:54:27 AM
If the older director thing is still happening, Josh Brolin with some subtle make up could work very well. He's rocking a bushy white beard these days.
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Post by: nomorecoffee on September 12, 2020, 10:05:14 AM
Ok so I did some detective work and found the location, the clue was 'shades'. I googled on Maps the word shades in the Valley area and found a store called Classic Window Shades and Co. That lead me to the exact address which is the intersection of Sherman Way and Owensmouth Ave (Canoga Park)
 Unfortunately I'm in the East Coast but if anybody would like to visit it would be amazing!

Wilberfan I pass the ball to you!

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on September 12, 2020, 10:19:43 AM
Uggh that's a bit farther away from me than Encino. If anybody stops by let us know.
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Post by: jenkins on September 12, 2020, 10:25:57 AM
Ok so I did some detective work and found the location, the clue was 'shades'. I googled on Maps the word shades in the Valley area and found a store called Classic Window Shades and Co. That lead me to the exact address which is the intersection of Sherman Way and Owensmouth Ave. Unfortunately I'm in the East Coast but if anybody would like to visit it would be amazing!

Wilberfan I pass the ball to you!

from just the photo i was hella stumped so well done
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Post by: wilberfan on September 12, 2020, 10:52:04 AM
Good job!  The Location Squad actually figured it out yesterday and we'll scope it out today.  I can't get there till this afternoon, but we may have a man onsite earlier than that.   I'll bet there will be social media and paparazzi, too, depending on whatever star power may or may not be on hand.
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Post by: Alma on September 12, 2020, 11:00:17 AM
Honestly people here could be in the FBI.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on September 12, 2020, 11:03:14 AM
I'm convinced Drill is the FBI. (But in a good way.)
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Post by: WorldForgot on September 12, 2020, 12:20:43 PM
Honestly people here could be in the FBI.

Would much rather start skip tracing and helping the head shop out with missing personz...
You know?
HOW WE FEEL ABOUT FEDZ: ShowHide

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/AdoredVioletAzurevasesponge-small.gif)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: AlRose on September 12, 2020, 01:15:26 PM
Filming is happening today. Filming street is closed.
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Post by: pynchonikon on September 12, 2020, 01:33:07 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/rachelcannata/status/1304837755927539712

Sky looks very smoggy. Was that common in early 70s?
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Post by: eward on September 12, 2020, 01:51:04 PM
See yíall there  :salute:
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Post by: AlRose on September 12, 2020, 02:03:16 PM
on my way
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on September 12, 2020, 02:23:18 PM
Save me an oxygen mask. Be there in a couple of hours.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on September 12, 2020, 02:34:31 PM
So many period cars on the street!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on September 12, 2020, 02:39:10 PM
Sky looks very smoggy. Was that common in early 70s?

itís a good question i mean the exact sky color is abnormal i donít know what will happen in that regard
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Post by: wilberfan on September 12, 2020, 02:49:18 PM
It could pass for smog. Bad smog was reddish brown!
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Post by: AlRose on September 12, 2020, 04:00:23 PM
Not much filming being done outdoors. Filming was mostly inside a hair salon and Safdie's characters building on the corner of Sherman and Owensmouth. Its hot as fuck and smokey.
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Post by: Drenk on September 12, 2020, 04:04:19 PM
What does "Safdie's characters building" mean? He was spotted on set? The same building with the poster? Another building with posters? The headquarters for the campaign?
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Post by: pynchonikon on September 12, 2020, 04:09:59 PM
I guess that's the building you mean

https://mobile.twitter.com/impauloarellano/status/1304888999710830592
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Post by: csage97 on September 12, 2020, 04:15:35 PM
The sepia smog looks very filmic. Love the old building designs.
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Post by: wilberfan on September 12, 2020, 04:17:32 PM
What does "Safdie's characters building" mean? He was spotted on set? The same building with the poster? Another building with posters? The headquarters for the campaign?

Yes, it's a Joel Wachs campaign office.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on September 12, 2020, 04:26:11 PM
And full of extras, at the moment. Seems the most activity is occurring at a ďwig shopĒ up the block.
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Post by: jenkins on September 12, 2020, 04:35:44 PM
then actually it becomes smog achieved through a natural process
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/17/87/70/178770bddb8f912891e255213e60b3c8.jpg)
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Post by: strandedwriter on September 12, 2020, 05:16:11 PM
What does "Safdie's characters building" mean? He was spotted on set? The same building with the poster? Another building with posters? The headquarters for the campaign?

Yes, it's a Joel Wachs campaign office.

Wachs is a Republican.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on September 12, 2020, 05:18:46 PM
The guy taking the picture has binoculars. FBI agent confirmed.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: strandedwriter on September 12, 2020, 05:20:38 PM
The guy taking the picture has binoculars. FBI agent confirmed.

How else can I see inside the "Wig Shop"  :yabbse-grin:
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Post by: Rooty Poots on September 12, 2020, 05:43:45 PM
I adore all the vintage, hand-painted lettering so much.
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Post by: Convael on September 12, 2020, 06:17:28 PM
frankly iím happy to hear a reference outside of ptaís movies and robert downey sr

one day/night narratives have been licked but theyíre a certain tradition. scorsese with After Hours of course. here in la thereís john landis with Into the Night (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089346/). Miracle Mile (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097889/). Midnight Madness (https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0081159/). but idk, even the idea of a summer movie for teenagers offered broader thematic possibilities. thereís not so much that can be accomplished in all-nighter movies. unless pta considers otherwise and pulls it off
Sorry but are all the people talking about whether a movie that takes place over one day can be good forgetting about a small movie called Magnolia?
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Post by: jenkins on September 12, 2020, 07:16:48 PM
selective hearing
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Post by: kingfan011 on September 13, 2020, 03:51:59 PM
Any one know if they are shooting today? I know someone earlier mentioned their shooting schedule during the week but I can't remember?
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Post by: PinkTeeth on September 13, 2020, 05:28:45 PM
I had a dream someone saw Chappelle on set.
*tokes joint* yeah.
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Post by: pynchonikon on September 14, 2020, 02:09:35 AM
Footage from Sunday's filming.

?hl=el

Looking forward to some photos of Benny on character.
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Post by: kingfan011 on September 14, 2020, 11:14:47 AM
I wonder if they'll actually announce the rest of the cast or just let them be seen on set.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on September 14, 2020, 11:29:55 AM
I wonder if they'll actually announce the rest of the cast or just let them be seen on set.

I'm assuming the latter, I mean Bradley and Alana were actually confirmed from set pics, and Safdie was confirmed from a poster (lol). I think they weren't willing to announce Cooper yet, too, but they were pushed in a way to do so once the rumour started to spread in the media. For their reasons they have decided to work very discreetly for the time being, I respect that even if as a fan I don't really like such secrecy.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on September 14, 2020, 06:56:31 PM
For their reasons they have decided to work very discreetly for the time being, I respect that even if as a fan I don't really like such secrecy.

Personally, I prefer the secrecy. I probably wouldn't mind if there was even less awareness of the production. That might have been better...that is, just letting the film reveal itself to the world in the way it was intended to be revealed, but I guess that's difficult nowadays. This is just my take/preference. Anyway, PTA talked a little about this topic during the Bill Simmons interview (https://www.theringer.com/the-bill-simmons-podcast/2017/12/27/16803838/paul-thomas-anderson-on-pursuing-filmmaking-loving-adam-sandler-and-making-boogie-nights) (this part is from about 30 minutes into the interview):

Quote
It's another advantage of not trying to be secretive but just trying to quietly go about your own work. When you finish a film, you want the entire world to know that it exists. That's what I would hope for our new film, that literally everybody knows it. But I think there's something when you start it...for me, personally, the process of finishing writing it, and going out into the world and having to make it, is something that's very sacred and that you want to try to keep as close to you for as long as you can. It just keeps it intimate somehow.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: barrydiggler on September 14, 2020, 07:21:06 PM
Seeing DDL rumored to play Gould (I know itís not gonna happen, but play with me, here) and Gouldís connection to Altman (casting a strong director-type, right)óis interesting, as is Altmanís connection to Peters and Streisand.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on September 14, 2020, 07:34:28 PM
itís not a rumor itís just nonsense, to be clear
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: barrydiggler on September 14, 2020, 07:48:29 PM
itís not a rumor itís just nonsense, to be clear

I know, I knowójust small connection making.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on September 14, 2020, 07:58:50 PM
totally. Josh Safdie playing George Segal really helps hold it together
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on September 14, 2020, 08:50:09 PM
61 year old DDL playing 35 year old Elliot Gould.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on September 14, 2020, 10:44:20 PM
For their reasons they have decided to work very discreetly for the time being, I respect that even if as a fan I don't really like such secrecy.

Personally, I prefer the secrecy. I probably wouldn't mind if there was even less awareness of the production. That might have been better...that is, just letting the film reveal itself to the world in the way it was intended to be revealed, but I guess that's difficult nowadays. This is just my take/preference. Anyway, PTA talked a little about this topic during the Bill Simmons interview (https://www.theringer.com/the-bill-simmons-podcast/2017/12/27/16803838/paul-thomas-anderson-on-pursuing-filmmaking-loving-adam-sandler-and-making-boogie-nights) (this part is from about 30 minutes into the interview):

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It's another advantage of not trying to be secretive but just trying to quietly go about your own work. When you finish a film, you want the entire world to know that it exists. That's what I would hope for our new film, that literally everybody knows it. But I think there's something when you start it...for me, personally, the process of finishing writing it, and going out into the world and having to make it, is something that's very sacred and that you want to try to keep as close to you for as long as you can. It just keeps it intimate somehow.

I didn't remember that podcast, thanks. That makes sense.

Meanwhile, some more set photos

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?igshid=btg6gexinyf4

?igshid=1xhr2u3go09jb

I really like the look of the buildings, the interior of Wachs' headquarters and the details on his campaign poster haha.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: strandedwriter on September 14, 2020, 11:51:33 PM
I wanna know what's in the pink bag Paul carries home from set each day.  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on September 15, 2020, 12:04:36 AM
That's interesting that you can see the sign opposing land development in the campaign office as I was reading that that's why Wachs got elected to city council in the first place. There's quite an interesting article about it and the dodgy campaigns here:

https://jewishjournal.com/news/california/129389/

Wonder if the land development will feature in the plot at all, ŗ la Chinatown.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on September 15, 2020, 12:21:30 AM
the personality of Wachs is very anticipatory

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He had a boisterous personality. When he was newly elected to the Los Angeles City Council, he distributed a mock ordinance that would supposedly have taxed all male residents on the size of their genitals. Occasionally he would exclaim "This is fun!" in the middle of a committee meeting. His colleagues described him as "a human guy, a lot of heart" and used adjectives that ranged from "very bright and intellectual" to "emotional" to "slightly hysterical."
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on September 15, 2020, 12:49:10 AM
the personality of Wachs is very anticipatory

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He had a boisterous personality. When he was newly elected to the Los Angeles City Council, he distributed a mock ordinance that would supposedly have taxed all male residents on the size of their genitals. Occasionally he would exclaim "This is fun!" in the middle of a committee meeting. His colleagues described him as "a human guy, a lot of heart" and used adjectives that ranged from "very bright and intellectual" to "emotional" to "slightly hysterical."

This all sounds great material, the handling of his sexuality will also be a challenging and delicate issue (in case they really want to delve into that).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on September 15, 2020, 12:59:30 AM
i donít think it will be challenging or delicate i think it will be interesting

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Wachs and Councilwoman Peggy Stevenson sponsored what Wachs called "the strongest gay rights ordinance in the U.S.," prohibiting job and housing discrimination based on sexual preference. His measure outlawing employment discrimination against victims of AIDS was passed unanimously by the City Council, despite the fact that his mail on the subject was running heavily against it.

heís going to be dope

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When he was seated, he became the City Council's youngest member at age thirty-three.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on September 15, 2020, 01:20:15 AM
the personality of Wachs is very anticipatory

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He had a boisterous personality. When he was newly elected to the Los Angeles City Council, he distributed a mock ordinance that would supposedly have taxed all male residents on the size of their genitals. Occasionally he would exclaim "This is fun!" in the middle of a committee meeting. His colleagues described him as "a human guy, a lot of heart" and used adjectives that ranged from "very bright and intellectual" to "emotional" to "slightly hysterical."

Can't wait to see Benny play him given how boisterous the Safdies are in real life.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on September 18, 2020, 10:37:37 AM
arrgh did they go back in for interiors or something.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on September 18, 2020, 10:46:10 AM
INT. THE BRAIN
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on September 19, 2020, 07:52:49 PM
Someone mentioned on twitter they saw Cooper filming today. I figured Cooper would be off to Nightmare Alley by now.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on September 19, 2020, 07:56:59 PM
Were they definitely referring to Bradley Cooper or could they have meant Cooper Hoffman?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on September 19, 2020, 08:06:29 PM
Bradley, apparently.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on September 19, 2020, 08:49:02 PM
Supposedly Nightmare Alley re-entered production on 16th September. Who knows what they are shooting or maybe the crew are prepping?
Also Rooney Mara is pregnant so that might alter the shoot once again and give Cooper more time with PTA.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jenkins on September 19, 2020, 08:54:09 PM
def needs a second source
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on September 19, 2020, 09:15:43 PM
Don't think he's there. They just know he's in it and were assuming.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on September 20, 2020, 01:11:15 AM
He was having dinner with Guillermo del Toro in Toronto the other day apparently, so it would be weird if he was there.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on September 20, 2020, 10:38:14 PM
More pics, from *last* weekend:

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on September 20, 2020, 11:41:31 PM
More pics, from *last* weekend:



I'm ready for the "Alana Haim might be playing Barbra Streisand" thing to die and be buried.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on September 21, 2020, 12:36:54 AM
Hmm...did you see him Wilber? They mentioned Benny as well in a previous tweet.


Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on September 21, 2020, 12:47:50 AM
Can confirm Cooper HOFFMAN in a white suit and red shirt.  Bradley is in Toronto.  Someone thought they saw Benny and Alana, but I didn't personally.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on September 21, 2020, 01:57:32 AM
More pics, from *last* weekend:


God this is going to be such a visual feast.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on September 21, 2020, 03:11:50 AM
Put ya visor on properly Paul!

There's a few more pictures here and a video of the cars:

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on September 21, 2020, 03:21:35 AM
Put ya visor on properly Paul!

Visor up like that is a very common sight on set during the new Covid protocols.  I don't remember the exact sequence, but I heard a radio call once that was something like, "Actors, masks off!  Crew, shields on!"   It might have something to do with being doubly safe when they're in close together?  Actors, no masks during a take--crew that's in close must have masks AND shields in place.  Something along those lines.

The first time you see crew wearing the shields reversed like that--especially at a distance--it looks like they're wearing top hats.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on September 21, 2020, 10:16:26 AM
Put ya visor on properly Paul!

Visor up like that is a very common sight on set during the new Covid protocols.  I don't remember the exact sequence, but I heard a radio call once that was something like, "Actors, masks off!  Crew, shields on!"   It might have something to do with being doubly safe when they're in close together?  Actors, no masks during a take--crew that's in close must have masks AND shields in place.  Something along those lines.

The first time you see crew wearing the shields reversed like that--especially at a distance--it looks like they're wearing top hats.

Ah that makes sense! They do look kind of funny.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on September 21, 2020, 12:58:53 PM
Did anybody learn what format they are shooting in?

Didn't he hint at returning to anamorphic lenses?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on September 21, 2020, 02:24:54 PM
Did anybody learn what format they are shooting in?

Didn't he hint at returning to anamorphic lenses?

All I know is he said heíd love to return to it again someday.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on September 21, 2020, 02:31:00 PM
Do we understand what anamorphic means for him in terms of practical or aesthetic considerations?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on September 21, 2020, 02:57:16 PM
Didnít one of his camera crew say they were testing out a lot of the same lenses they used on Vice? I believe that was disclosed on the Phantom Thread Livestream Q and A...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on September 21, 2020, 03:43:07 PM
Didnít one of his camera crew say they were testing out a lot of the same lenses they used on Vice? I believe that was disclosed on the Phantom Thread Livestream Q and A...

It would make sense that they want to approach the IV aesthetic and look, even if filling Elswit's shoes won't be easy.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jzakko on September 21, 2020, 04:07:53 PM
Didnít one of his camera crew say they were testing out a lot of the same lenses they used on Vice? I believe that was disclosed on the Phantom Thread Livestream Q and A...

If Dan Sasaki could adapt Paul's old pathť lens for an anamorphic system, he can do it for any lens.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Heisenberg on September 22, 2020, 09:15:59 PM
IMDB page is saying aspect ratio is 2.35: 1. I know anybody could just put that there, but it might be true.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on September 22, 2020, 09:18:00 PM
Good thing iz, the odds are fair either way, considering the two aspect ratio's he's apt to use.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: csage97 on September 23, 2020, 12:55:44 AM
Do we understand what anamorphic means for him in terms of practical or aesthetic considerations?

It's been some years since I've listened to the classic long podcasts with PTA, so I can't remember if it was Paul who brought up portraiture, or that the idea of portraiture was put in my head from analysis videos on PTA. But the 1:85:1 aspect ratio seems to aesthetically suit those films in which it's used in PTA's oeuvre, especially The Master and Phantom Thread. They decided to shoot The Master in 65mm, which put movement constraints on the camera because those are so large and presumably heavier, so the 1:85 suits the more stationary camera and things become more portrait-like or "photographic." And 1:85 suits Phantom Thread for obvious reasons.

The anamorphic ratio captures more width, plus has that lens distortion that's fisheye-like ... plus the oval bokeh and horizontal flares. Things end up having that "cinematic" look, or sometimes feel more surreal or larger-than-life (think Wes Anderson), rather than the more stately photographic look of the 1:85. I like the anamorphic format paired with the run-and-gun style of Paul's earlier days (all that steadicam). It's got a whole sprawling whirlwind thing to it.

So I reckon it's just a choice of style and feel. Just my thoughts, and sorry if I mansplained.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on September 23, 2020, 01:38:51 AM
I love it. Thanks.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on September 23, 2020, 02:04:12 AM
Do we understand what anamorphic means for him in terms of practical or aesthetic considerations?
It's been some years since I've listened to the classic long podcasts with PTA, so I can't remember if it was Paul who brought up portraiture, or that the idea of portraiture was put in my head from analysis videos on PTA.

I think it actually is from one of those (amazing) "Director's Series" analysis videos on Vimeo by Cameron Beyl, The Master or Vice eps (or both).
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on September 23, 2020, 01:27:25 PM
Hmm....is he in this (the director role?) or is he just visiting/checking to see how things are going? His foundation is probably providing testing/PPE for the production.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8765199/Sean-Penn-seen-set-70s-era-Paul-Thomas-Anderson-film.html
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on September 23, 2020, 01:41:08 PM
I vote for the latter. It looks like more of a casual meet up than working.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on September 23, 2020, 02:02:57 PM
Agreed looks casual. Although I weirdly did not know they were friends.

Oh and Sean put your mask on! We don't want set shut down.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on September 23, 2020, 02:21:00 PM
Holy shit.  I was across the street and did NOT recognize him.  We were wondering who the maskless dude was.  "Stuntman" was one guess.  I'm surprised they're out in public like that--but Covid protocols would have prevented Sean from going inside.  (Could have gone out back, tho, for way more privacy.)  Wonder if he just happened to have driven by and decided to stop?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on September 23, 2020, 02:41:32 PM
He was considered for roles in at least PDL and Vice, was he not? Or were those just rumors that got carried away?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on September 23, 2020, 02:43:56 PM
For posterity, in case the link goes bad.

(I'll bet if we saw all the shots, you'd see some with us blurry in the background.)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on September 23, 2020, 02:45:42 PM
Ugh I hope he's not in it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on September 23, 2020, 02:50:25 PM
He was considered for roles in at least PDL and Vice, was he not? Or were those just rumors that got carried away?

Yeah for The Mattress Man definitely and then rumoured for Mickey Wolfman.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on September 23, 2020, 02:53:03 PM
I wouldn't believe, too, that it is so easy to just walk around, visit the set and talk to the crew under the current circumstances. Sean's current career status screams for a credit like that, but we'll see.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on September 23, 2020, 04:04:46 PM
The Covid Compliance Officer crossed the street on Sunday to ask me to please stay back at least 10 feet from the crew when he saw me chatting with an AD at about that Paul-Sean distance.  (We were all masked.)  He was very nice about it and I appreciated the reminder.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 23, 2020, 04:07:51 PM
PTA has been wanting to work with him so maybe. Problem is, Penn doesnít seem to be in Costume
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on September 23, 2020, 04:39:58 PM
The body language seems so casual, but the COVID situation doesnít really allow casual, so itís hard to tell. Heís definitely not in costume there, if heís actually acting in this thing.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on September 23, 2020, 04:55:38 PM
The body language seems so casual, but the COVID situation doesnít really allow casual, so itís hard to tell. Heís definitely not in costume there, if heís actually acting in this thing.

Yeah. I donít think visitation on the literal set like that is allowed. Heís not even wearing his mask lol. Pretty reckless. Maybe itís some kind of rehearsal?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Shughes on September 23, 2020, 05:55:22 PM
Rehearsal was my guess too.

I don't understand the disappointment if he is in the film - I'd love to see Penn in a PTA film!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on September 23, 2020, 06:37:49 PM
Same. Been wanting it for years.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: strandedwriter on September 23, 2020, 07:39:58 PM
Do we understand what anamorphic means for him in terms of practical or aesthetic considerations?

When in doubt, I always refer back to Paul's Phantom reddit. It's probably the greatest Q&A ever done on the interweb.  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on September 24, 2020, 12:48:14 AM
Rehearsal was my guess too.

I don't understand the disappointment if he is in the film - I'd love to see Penn in a PTA film!

I donít mind either way. I wonít be disappointed if heís not in it, but Iíd be happy to see it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on September 27, 2020, 11:05:15 AM
Are JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi not producing this? They're listed on IMDb but not Wiki. I've noticed the trades recently didn't mention them either. Just Sara Murphy. I can't imagine them not being involved.  :ponder:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on September 27, 2020, 08:45:08 PM
Are JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi not producing this? They're listed on IMDb but not Wiki. I've noticed the trades recently didn't mention them either. Just Sara Murphy. I can't imagine them not being involved.  :ponder:

It would be quite surprising if they weren't. I haven't really looked at the deep credits is there anyone else not there?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on September 29, 2020, 03:52:44 PM
Hi wilberfan just curious if you have been visiting the set recently.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 01, 2020, 02:01:55 PM
Not since last weekend...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on October 01, 2020, 03:38:55 PM
Not since last weekend...

Thanks honestly I would feel bad if they happen to have exterior shoots yesterday or today since we're back into scorching surface of the sun temperatures.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 01, 2020, 03:47:16 PM
Their 'normal' work week is Sat thru Wed, so I'm sure they were at it yesterday.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Williswire on October 04, 2020, 02:07:57 PM
Are JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi not producing this? They're listed on IMDb but not Wiki. I've noticed the trades recently didn't mention them either. Just Sara Murphy. I can't imagine them not being involved.  :ponder:

Iím curious if thereís confirmation that Sara is producing. Has it been mentioned anywhere?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on October 04, 2020, 02:49:39 PM
Are JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi not producing this? They're listed on IMDb but not Wiki. I've noticed the trades recently didn't mention them either. Just Sara Murphy. I can't imagine them not being involved.  :ponder:

Iím curious if thereís confirmation that Sara is producing. Has it been mentioned anywhere?

There hasn't been any official confirmation for anything yet. Just the very minimal trade reporting.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on October 06, 2020, 04:27:06 PM
Hmm

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on October 07, 2020, 09:09:43 PM
http://bhsclass67.blogspot.com/2011/05/teen-age-fair-1962-1972.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Palladium

Hmm
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 07, 2020, 09:29:58 PM
I remember those. Sort of. Never attended one tho...
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 08, 2020, 12:28:15 PM
Has Cooper been seen again with Haim?
Just wondering if its a day in the lufe kind of movie, she's his handler and they are going are going around to different events, fundraisers and competitions etc?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on October 09, 2020, 02:08:11 PM
I can't wait til we found out who is playing the rumored parts of the agent and aging director. I'm assuming since there are a number of supporting characters they are scheduling the actors in blocks.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on October 09, 2020, 10:04:11 PM
New on set pics
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: PinkTeeth on October 09, 2020, 10:14:31 PM
Fuckin dick jokes man
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 09, 2020, 11:03:24 PM
Tail 'o' the Cock (http://oldlarestaurants.com/tail-o-the-cock/) was an actual restaurant in the Valley.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: PinkTeeth on October 09, 2020, 11:20:56 PM
Yeah, and he couldn't help himself but write it in, the dork.

Wait, I know the politician's real , and the whole maybe Peters thing maybe, but is this actually based on a particular true story?
Nevermind... I'ma try and go into this as blind as possible... pfff, but it'll never work :(
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on October 12, 2020, 01:45:32 AM
From the video footage looks like some sort of a motorcycle racing. Call me intrigued.



Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 12, 2020, 01:48:20 AM
Set Photos (https://www.instagram.com/p/CGOzFNIBhLg/)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on October 12, 2020, 01:55:41 AM
These are so cool. There's a lot of extras in black outfits in the restaurant photo - maybe a funeral?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on October 12, 2020, 04:16:32 AM
These are so cool. There's a lot of extras in black outfits in the restaurant photo - maybe a funeral?

Okay I just realised I'd been looking at the pictures with my phone's blue light switched off and the outfits are not, in fact, black.  :doh:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on October 12, 2020, 10:13:13 AM
Surprised he can do large crowd scenes like that. Wonder if he had to cut some of them out in the script. Hopefully everyone stays safe.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 12, 2020, 11:24:00 AM
There are elaborate protocols in place to protect everyone. For example, keeping masks on until they're ready to start a take. "Actors, masks off, crew, shields on!" is commonly heard.   So far, so good, it seems. 

This was certainly the largest group of people I've seen to this point.  These shots were outside--I imagine when they were all inside the rules could have been even more elaborate.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on October 12, 2020, 11:50:42 AM
There are elaborate protocols in place to protect everyone. For example, keeping masks on until they're ready to start a take. "Actors, masks off, crew, shields on!" is commonly heard.   So far, so good, it seems. 

This was certainly the largest group of people I've seen to this point.  These shots were outside--I imagine when they were all inside the rules could have been even more elaborate.

Very interesting. I would be kind of curious if this is the same script he was going to shoot at Focus or if he had to rewrite a little due to COVID stuff.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 12, 2020, 11:52:42 AM
Was wondering the same thing.  If there are any post-screening Q&As next year (please, God), I'll have to ask!  :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on October 12, 2020, 04:16:58 PM
Sean Penn "confirmed"?

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11271038/fullcredits/stunts?ref_=m_ttfc_10
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on October 12, 2020, 04:32:56 PM
I don't see his name listed.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on October 12, 2020, 04:35:15 PM
His stunt double's name is.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 12, 2020, 04:45:11 PM
 :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on October 12, 2020, 05:55:43 PM
Ah, got it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on October 12, 2020, 06:13:14 PM
He wouldnít be on set without mask otherwise, glad we have confirmation

I assumed he played the Director role inspired by John Huston but why would the character be racing motorcycles?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 12, 2020, 06:31:26 PM
...why would the character be racing motorcycles?

Excessive masculinity?  :yabbse-rolleyes:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on October 12, 2020, 06:47:20 PM
Perhaps heís trying to one-up the arguably most criticized scene in The Master.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on October 12, 2020, 08:21:37 PM
...why would the character be racing motorcycles?

Excessive masculinity?  :yabbse-rolleyes:

My assumption was the character would be frail and in old age much like John Huston, who to my knowledge did not race motorcycle in the 70s. But thanks for eye roll emoji :)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on October 12, 2020, 10:43:03 PM
When I first saw the IMDB link, I assumed a fan just put Penn in based on the photos, but if itís his stunt double, thatís pretty inside baseball.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on October 12, 2020, 11:24:28 PM
With the possibility that the Collider report back in August was inaccurate always kept in mind, I don't see Penn taking the role 78 y.o. Harrison Ford and 76 y.o. Michael Douglas were considered for, I can't imagine them as directors who in their free time are motorcycle riders living on the edge.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on October 12, 2020, 11:30:13 PM
You can't imagine Harrison Ford, who crashes planes for pleasure, as an aging, motorcycle riding, edge-living director?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rick Dalton on October 13, 2020, 12:47:40 AM
Maybe Sean Penn isnít playing the director, maybe heís playing a stuntman
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 13, 2020, 01:12:54 AM
You can't imagine Harrison Ford, who crashes planes for pleasure, as an aging, motorcycle riding, edge-living director?

hahahahahahaha!
Michael Douglas rode a motorcycle in Black Rain!

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on October 13, 2020, 03:52:53 AM
Apparently MGM is up for sale? Wonder how that impacts this now

https://www.wsj.com/articles/its-no-time-to-die-for-hedge-fund-manager-ulrichs-big-james-bond-bet-11602408601

https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/mgm-up-for-sale-again-2020?id=04778
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on October 13, 2020, 03:59:26 AM
Wow it's been a bit of a ride for MGM over the last few years. Well hopefully if it does get bought it's by someone committed to theatrical distribution.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 13, 2020, 04:36:02 PM
I'm not sure if he took all of these or just curated them, but they're nice shots.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: sixtos97 on October 13, 2020, 07:06:00 PM
Anyone the know the shooting pattern schedule for the film?? Iíve been wanting to see them shoot but donít live in LA unfortunately. I know they shoot for 2 weeks then a week off but Iíd wanna know for sure
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 14, 2020, 12:39:10 PM
In response to this article (and photos) (http://rocknyc.live/paul-thomas-andersons-new-and-very-mysterious-project.html), someone on Reddit just made the following supposition/conclusion:

Quote
Based on the images provided, taken at night, and the camera monitors which can be seen, the image frame is a 2.39:1 aspect ratioó4-perf anamorphic, as there appears to be numbers and text, indicating the shutter and frame count, for example, just outside the framing lines, suggesting that there is no extra image outside of those lines; it won't be a 2.39:1 crop of a 4-perf or 3-perf, spherical lensed film.

It may be hard to judge exclusively from these images, but I'm very certain it's anamorphic.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: mickeywolfman on October 14, 2020, 12:57:11 PM
Yes! are those 2.39:1 / 2.35:1 framing guides I see??
This is a stretch, but if you zoom very closely in the monitor frame are those lights flaring horizontally like anamorphic?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on October 14, 2020, 01:01:46 PM
And remind is this the aspect ration he shot Magnolia in or is this his recent ratio?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on October 14, 2020, 02:04:41 PM
going back to anamorphic after 3 spherical is SO exciting
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on October 14, 2020, 02:09:50 PM
And remind is this the aspect ration he shot Magnolia in or is this his recent ratio?

His old ratio/lens.

Edit: I know it's not that reliable but it also says on IMDB he's using anamorphic.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on October 14, 2020, 02:49:10 PM
how you guys fell about it? the anamorphic comeback
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on October 14, 2020, 02:58:43 PM
Hopefully, that means less Haim on the screen.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jviness02 on October 14, 2020, 04:17:15 PM
It looks like DiCaprio turned this down to make a movie with Adam McKay  :doh:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on October 14, 2020, 04:31:11 PM
It looks like DiCaprio turned this down to make a movie with Adam McKay  :doh:

Turn down PTA and Del Toro. Don't Look Up must be an amazing script because Vice was TERRIBLE.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on October 14, 2020, 07:44:18 PM
It looks like DiCaprio turned this down to make a movie with Adam McKay  :doh:

Invoking a vague April 2019 tweet is a bit of a stretch. We never learned what exactly happened.
The casting choices of "Soggy Bottom" make me doubt we was ever really considered for a role in this. Even if we assume Bradley Cooper replaced him in the Jon Peters-character (as many suggested when the news broke in August), Cooper looks a much better fit.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 15, 2020, 06:31:07 AM
Awesome. So PTA is moving into phase 3 of his career perhaps?

Hard Eight ---> Punch Drunk Love
There Will be Blood ---> Phantom thread
Soggy Bottom --->
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on October 15, 2020, 10:49:04 AM
In response to this article (and photos) (http://rocknyc.live/paul-thomas-andersons-new-and-very-mysterious-project.html), someone on Reddit just made the following supposition/conclusion:

Quote
Based on the images provided, taken at night, and the camera monitors which can be seen, the image frame is a 2.39:1 aspect ratioó4-perf anamorphic, as there appears to be numbers and text, indicating the shutter and frame count, for example, just outside the framing lines, suggesting that there is no extra image outside of those lines; it won't be a 2.39:1 crop of a 4-perf or 3-perf, spherical lensed film.

It may be hard to judge exclusively from these images, but I'm very certain it's anamorphic.

I spoke with someone in the camera department tonight who confirmed they're shooting SOGGY BOTTOM anamorphic.

Sweet I'm all for that
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: PinkTeeth on October 15, 2020, 01:04:27 PM
Awesome. So PTA is moving into phase 3 of his career perhaps?

Hard Eight ---> Punch Drunk Love
There Will be Blood ---> Phantom thread
Soggy Bottom --->

Nah, bonus Phase 2 period piece.
PT Phase 3: Marvel Phase 5
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 15, 2020, 01:47:05 PM
Side note: but is anybody else disappointed that PTA isnt make Napoleon with Joaquin?

Imagine: PTA's Napoleon drafted from Kubrick's boxes. Joaquin as Napoleon.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 15, 2020, 01:49:27 PM
I don't know.  Invading Russia has proven to be a disaster for everyone who's attempted it.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 15, 2020, 01:55:09 PM
I don't know.  Invading Russia has proven to be a disaster for everyone who's attempted it.

Well Ridley Scott's gonna give it a shot!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on October 15, 2020, 02:03:02 PM
Awesome. So PTA is moving into phase 3 of his career perhaps?

Hard Eight ---> Punch Drunk Love
There Will be Blood ---> Phantom thread
Soggy Bottom --->

And weíre breaking his career up into these ďphasesĒ based on what? Anamorphic vs spherical? That doesnít work. Period piece vs present day? That withers under the lights, as well. Whip pans galore vs whereís all the whip pans...? Nope. Ensemble casts vs single focus character studies? That too gets messy. Great music videos vs I guess that was a song he liked? Well, perhaps...but then ANIMA.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: ono on October 15, 2020, 03:57:08 PM
Side note: but is anybody else disappointed that PTA isnt make Napoleon with Joaquin?

Imagine: PTA's Napoleon drafted from Kubrick's boxes. Joaquin as Napoleon.
Joaquin is too tall.  And trying to pigeonhole PTA is unnecessary.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 15, 2020, 08:58:23 PM
In response to this article (and photos) (http://rocknyc.live/paul-thomas-andersons-new-and-very-mysterious-project.html), someone on Reddit just made the following supposition/conclusion:

Quote
Based on the images provided, taken at night, and the camera monitors which can be seen, the image frame is a 2.39:1 aspect ratio—4-perf anamorphic, as there appears to be numbers and text, indicating the shutter and frame count, for example, just outside the framing lines, suggesting that there is no extra image outside of those lines; it won't be a 2.39:1 crop of a 4-perf or 3-perf, spherical lensed film.

It may be hard to judge exclusively from these images, but I'm very certain it's anamorphic.

The production company has just asked Alyson to take her article down.

Quote
alysoncamus
sorry, I was asked by the production to take this down :( they say they want to keep a low profile because of COVID-19. I was not even revealing the location, that I found on Twitter by the way.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on October 15, 2020, 09:45:25 PM
Keeping a low profile because of COVID makes sense. I'm still not convinced they should even be filming this movie at this time but anyway. Also, personally, I think it's not even remotely important or necessary for us to know anything about the movie right now, and it's better to wait for information to arrive through the official channels.

(EDIT: I had a longer post here originally but I deleted most of it because I wasn't sure how my tone was coming across.)

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 15, 2020, 11:19:48 PM
I thought the original post was fine.  But I completely get second thoughts.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on October 16, 2020, 12:00:00 AM
I wonder why they went after her when there's already many photos and video out there. I'm not sure her site gets that many hits, either. And she obviously didn't really know anything about the production.

Maybe that was a climatic scene or something.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on October 16, 2020, 02:33:01 AM
Hopefully we will get an official press release once they wrap, sometime next month.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on October 16, 2020, 03:33:14 AM
Hmm that's kind of weird given the article was mostly just a summary of what has come out so far. Maybe they didn't want people knowing about the big crowd scenes or something.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on October 16, 2020, 01:15:12 PM
just drove down Magnolia to a doctors appt. and saw Soggy Bottom base camp. Sort of funny seeing them setting up on to shoot on Magnolia for a movie that sounds kind of like Magnolia
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Lewton on October 16, 2020, 05:10:44 PM
Hmm that's kind of weird given the article was mostly just a summary of what has come out so far. Maybe they didn't want people knowing about the big crowd scenes or something.

I actually didn't see the original article but I assumed it indicated where they were filming. Or that the location could somehow be confirmed or estimated from the images. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.) If a representative from the production company actually said they are trying to "keep a low profile," doesn't that basically mean they don't want a bunch of outside observers unnecessarily tracking and publicizing the production as they move from location to location? Because that kind of attention might complicate an already complicated situation (re: COVID)?

Another thought...there may be big name actors involved in this movie that we don't know about yet. Those actors may have intensely loyal/active fanbases, and they may not want to attract that kind of attention for the reasons I just mentioned. (Not trying to stoke curiosity by saying this but just speculating.)

Even if there wasn't a pandemic going on, I think they'd be justified in not wanting this movie to be introduced to the world in the form of unofficial photographs or whatever. I'm also wondering if they have asked other sites/people to stop leaking stuff and were simply ignored.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: AntiDumbFrogQuestion on October 16, 2020, 06:34:25 PM
Awesome. So PTA is moving into phase 3 of his career perhaps?

Hard Eight ---> Punch Drunk Love
There Will be Blood ---> Phantom thread
Soggy Bottom --->


And weíre breaking his career up into these ďphasesĒ based on what? Anamorphic vs spherical? That doesnít work. Period piece vs present day? That withers under the lights, as well. Whip pans galore vs whereís all the whip pans...? Nope. Ensemble casts vs single focus character studies? That too gets messy. Great music videos vs I guess that was a song he liked? Well, perhaps...but then ANIMA.

I woulda thought "based on composer", but that'd make this, like, Phase 4 if it isn't Greenwood.
Although Penn and Brion have a similar aesthetic vs. Greenwood's more atmospheric sound.
Whatever, Just throwin' it out there.
Maybe from "The Camera moves quickly more often" to "meh, slow it down some".
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: eward on October 17, 2020, 01:24:30 PM
I was going to suggest Phase 1: single title card upfront, Phase 2: title card bookends, but PDL goes and fucks that right up.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on October 17, 2020, 04:54:27 PM
I was going to suggest Phase 1: single title card upfront, Phase 2: title card bookends, but PDL goes and fucks that right up.

Itís like the Supreme Court said about porn, you know it when you see it
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: jzakko on October 17, 2020, 08:09:37 PM
I feel like Punch-Drunk Love is its own phase.

His biggest two shifts are from Magnolia to PDL, and then PDL to TWBB.

Magnolia->PDL is him loosening up and becoming improvisational, which is when his films became more distinctively his.

PDL->TWBB is him calming down, maturing, with his aesthetic becoming more distinctively formal, less 'fidgety' in his own words.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 18, 2020, 04:11:09 AM
I feel like Punch-Drunk Love is its own phase.

His biggest two shifts are from Magnolia to PDL, and then PDL to TWBB.

Magnolia->PDL is him loosening up and becoming improvisational, which is when his films became more distinctively his.

PDL->TWBB is him calming down, maturing, with his aesthetic becoming more distinctively formal, less 'fidgety' in his own words.

Right! PDL is the bridge movie; it's the the wind down/coda of Magnolia and the shift into slower "driftier" PTA.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on October 18, 2020, 09:31:46 PM
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on October 19, 2020, 02:16:53 AM


Jesus, how much is his signage budget?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 19, 2020, 08:41:43 AM
Someone on the crew told me the signs are all made from repurposed face masks and nasal swabs.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 19, 2020, 12:57:10 PM
I'm guessing all the signage doesnt necessarily mean more establishing shots in this one right?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on October 19, 2020, 11:57:44 PM
knowing how much pta loves researching and making up things properly he would have everything set exactly as it was even if it's 100% out of frame
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on October 20, 2020, 01:59:26 AM
knowing how much pta loves researching and making up things properly he would have everything set exactly as it was even if it's 100% out of frame

Thatís true, which makes the rare mistake in that regard stand out. Hopefully thereís no Rent-A-Center situation here haha.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on October 21, 2020, 11:38:53 PM
Mike Bauman's now credited as the DP on IMDB. Pretty cool if true.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on October 21, 2020, 11:55:07 PM
good for him if true
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: polkablues on October 22, 2020, 12:11:06 AM
Itís possible that this career gaffer whose only DP credit is for a short film from 2009 was chosen by Paul Thomas Anderson to be the cinematographer for his new movie, but itís even more possible that IMDb is an unreliable resource for projects in development that can be edited by anyone with no real oversight.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on October 22, 2020, 12:19:04 AM
My theory is that the studio wants an Oscar nomination, and PTA has showed that he doesnít care about being credited as the DP.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on October 22, 2020, 01:43:17 AM
Well, with a name like Soggy Bottom, we all must've known a DP was involved.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on October 22, 2020, 03:11:20 AM
Since it's been filmed in the States, the Academy's regulations require to credit someone, but don't they let you anymore to credit more than one person for DP if you want? I searched in the past nominees and there were indeed such cases (the most recent being Ida in 2014).
We know for a fact that the process they're following is, similarly to Phantom Thread, collaborative and that PTA doesn't consider himself a DP, so it makes sense he wouldn't like to take that credit himself alone.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on October 22, 2020, 01:33:53 PM
Itís possible that this career gaffer whose only DP credit is for a short film from 2009 was chosen by Paul Thomas Anderson to be the cinematographer for his new movie, but itís even more possible that IMDb is an unreliable resource for projects in development that can be edited by anyone with no real oversight.

lolll
Polka as the voice of sanity in two threads at once.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 22, 2020, 01:36:55 PM
If I see OneWheel again, I'll ask him.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Heisenberg on October 23, 2020, 02:07:47 AM
Speaking of the IMDb page, apparently Joseph Cross is in this.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: itwasgood on October 23, 2020, 04:24:11 AM
He looks like a young John C. Reilly.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on October 23, 2020, 07:03:37 AM
Nice trivia, he starred in Automatic Hate where Ricky Jay made his last film appearance.

He's not a huge name or sth so I can't think why someone would put him in the imdb credits unless it's true. We"ll see.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 23, 2020, 09:52:35 AM
Speaking of the IMDb page, apparently Joseph Cross is in this.

He could definitely play Cooper Hoffmann's onscreen "onscreen" sibling in whatever the tv show/movie is.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Heisenberg on October 24, 2020, 04:13:35 PM
Hoffman is dressing like Danny Partridge in those first set photos, so maybe he's supposed to be the star of some sort of TV series like that.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 24, 2020, 04:38:40 PM
Hoffman is dressing like Danny Partridge in those first set photos, so maybe he's supposed to be the star of some sort of TV series like that.

I always figured it was a Waltons kind of show and that "Soggy Bottom" was the name of the fictional town where the the show was set.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Heisenberg on October 24, 2020, 05:56:32 PM
That would make more sense than Soggy Bottom being the name of the film itself.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 24, 2020, 06:26:12 PM
That would make more sense than Soggy Bottom being the name of the film itself.
Chances are Danny Bonaduce could be a big source of inspiration for the character though.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: PinkTeeth on October 24, 2020, 08:39:22 PM
I always figured it was a Waltons kind of show and that "Soggy Bottom" was the name of the fictional town where the the show was set.

I'll bet a money on that  :yabbse-thumbup:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on October 24, 2020, 08:47:03 PM
If we're placing soft bets I'll bet it's the name of the fictional rock band the teens form, featuring their performance at the Teenage Fair.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 24, 2020, 09:28:25 PM
My soft bet is on a waterbed connection.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on October 25, 2020, 01:36:15 PM
Someone is in a hurry.

?igshid=n3oddvnzh8nt
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 25, 2020, 01:46:49 PM
We're gonna need a re-do on that link.

NVM, here we go:



I was at work, and disappointed I missed this part of the day.  Glad someone captured the magic.  I was told she had to do that about a dozen times yesterday.  The background is a huge  (fenced) open field (https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1730253,-118.4094549,3a,75y,312.99h,95.03t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sKGGZyqUn-8bFnvGd8Vnvtg!2e0!7i16384!8i8192) that host three large radio towers.  Pretty amazing a piece of land that large in the center of the Valley hasn't been developed yet.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on October 25, 2020, 01:55:21 PM
She lost her ship.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 25, 2020, 02:11:26 PM
What the hell is this movie about????????
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on October 25, 2020, 02:36:54 PM
Is that Alana?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 25, 2020, 02:49:14 PM
Yep.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 25, 2020, 03:13:37 PM
What the hell is this movie about????????

About 6 mph, apparently. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on October 25, 2020, 04:10:45 PM
?s=21
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on October 25, 2020, 04:37:04 PM
I wonder if Alana is a co-star with a Hoffman. Assuming she plays on the show within the movie, someone inspired from The Partridge Family. And the movie is about one of their after hours adventures or something
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on October 25, 2020, 04:40:02 PM
I don't remember which outlet stated that Alana is the co-star: the article was linked a few pages ago.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on October 25, 2020, 05:07:59 PM
It was reported via the Hollywood Reporter back when it was revealed Cooper Hoffman will play the high schooler/young actor. She is co-leading this in a not yet clarified role.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cooper-hoffman-son-of-phillip-seymour-hoffman-leads-paul-thomas-anderson-70s-drama
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 25, 2020, 05:19:19 PM
It was reported via the Hollywood Reporter back when it was revealed Cooper Hoffman will play the high schooler/young actor. She is co-leading this in a not yet clarified role.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cooper-hoffman-son-of-phillip-seymour-hoffman-leads-paul-thomas-anderson-70s-drama

Maybe she's the one girl who doesn't give a shit that he's a celebrity and likes him for himself?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 25, 2020, 10:40:46 PM
Invalid Tweet ID.

Wonder if she was asked to take it down?  Wouldn't surprise me if so.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on October 25, 2020, 10:47:38 PM
Looks like they're reading this board.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 26, 2020, 10:32:15 AM
Looks like they're reading this board.

Hi Paul!!!!!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: AlRose on October 26, 2020, 12:34:39 PM
:p
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Robyn on October 26, 2020, 01:10:01 PM
Well, with a name like Soggy Bottom, we all must've known a DP was involved.

Underrated post.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on October 26, 2020, 01:29:15 PM
We don't have a rating system on posts anymore you kno dis ;p
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on October 27, 2020, 05:53:33 AM
Some pictures from the other day, mostly more cars but also with a Soggy Bottom Entreprises logo  :yabbse-grin:

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 27, 2020, 10:40:11 AM
Anybody else sometimes stop and think "Holy shit PTA is making his next movie RIGHT NOW!". It's exciting!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: d on October 27, 2020, 11:58:12 AM
Yep. And it happens during all this madness, with many projects, not just movies, but whole businesses on hold. Of all the things, I would expect the next PTA film to be among the ones cancelled or indefinitely postponed. And still here we are...

Do we know when they are due to finish shooting? Has anyone here who knows more dared to speculate about when the thing can be finished, I mean ready to be released?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on October 27, 2020, 12:26:54 PM
Yep. And it happens during all this madness, with many projects, not just movies, but whole businesses on hold. Of all the things, I would expect the next PTA film to be among the ones cancelled or indefinitely postponed. And still here we are...

Do we know when they are due to finish shooting? Has anyone here who knows more dared to speculate about when the thing can be finished, I mean ready to be released?

A 12-week filming schedule was mentioned back in late August, which means they"ll wrap in about 20 days providing they're still into that timeline.
In normal times this should be ready for a late Summer/early Autumn release, but now who knows. This will definitely be a 2021 release, though, I can't see this being postponed like the big blockbusters.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 27, 2020, 12:37:31 PM
MGM were looking to sell the new Bond to a streaming service so it's likely they'll look to do the same with their smaller projects.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on October 29, 2020, 11:35:42 AM
I know that PTA usually loves to go the opposite way when a project ends and he embarks on a new one, but don't you guys feel like this time he's really pushing the concept? From Phantom Thread to Soggy Bottoms it could be his biggest gap so far. What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on October 29, 2020, 04:39:14 PM
I know that PTA usually loves to go the opposite way when a project ends and he embarks on a new one, but don't you guys feel like this time he's really pushing the concept? From Phantom Thread to Soggy Bottoms it could be his biggest gap so far. What do you guys think?

I guess Iím confused about what you mean by Ďgapí
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on October 29, 2020, 04:50:56 PM
 They mean thematically + tonally, I think.

PDL -> TWBB for example.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on October 29, 2020, 04:53:37 PM
Heís more or less solid and distinct now. So I wouldnít expect any big change.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on October 29, 2020, 05:31:43 PM
Heís more or less solid and distinct now. So I wouldnít expect any big change.

Agreed I think the change between PDL and TTBB is the last time that happens. I think he's pretty settled in to his style by now
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on October 29, 2020, 06:04:27 PM
Yes I agree with you guys but thematically I think that Phantom thread looks more like a movie you make at 50yo and this one looks more like something you make in your 20's (a lŠ boogie nights)? Again it's just assuming and speculation until we see the movie but does that make any sense for you? Also the comeback to anamorphic... It looks like taking a stab to the past to me in some ways, like a nostalgic look back even though I know how much he hates to look back. It feels like he and DDL got a little depressed about getting old at the end of PT production and this colorful and extravagant film it s his answer to that feeling. If that makes any sense for you guys.


EDIT: anyway not to say that I am not excited for this, actually the opposite.... It's been a while I'm not anticipating a project of his like this time. This looks great
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on October 29, 2020, 06:48:39 PM
Yes I agree with you guys but thematically I think that Phantom thread looks more like a movie you make at 50yo and this one looks more like something you make in your 20's (a lŠ boogie nights)? Again it's just assuming and speculation until we see the movie but does that make any sense for you? Also the comeback to anamorphic... It looks like taking a stab to the past to me in some ways, like a nostalgic look back even though I know how much he hates to look back. It feels like he and DDL got a little depressed about getting old at the end of PT production and this colorful and extravagant film it s his answer to that feeling. If that makes any sense for you guys.


EDIT: anyway not to say that I am not excited for this, actually the opposite.... It's been a while I'm not anticipating a project of his like this time. This looks great

If Jonny Greenwood is doing the score again, which seems very likely, then probably not.

If he brought back Michael Penn or Jon Brion, only then would I start thinking this will be anything like Boogie Nights.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 29, 2020, 07:25:05 PM
Nothing particularly new here, but...

A ĎSoggy Bottomí Is Cause for Glee in the Valley (https://losangeleno.com/features/soggy-bottom/)
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on October 29, 2020, 07:31:02 PM
How soon till they're asked to delete that?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on October 29, 2020, 07:50:06 PM
They wonít. Itís just another movie set.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on October 29, 2020, 07:53:38 PM
They wonít. Itís just another movie set.

Other people who posted filming notices and set photos were asked by production to delete them. Who knows what constitutes as too much information to them.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on October 29, 2020, 07:57:36 PM
Sets are one thing. Production documents are something else.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: d on October 30, 2020, 11:22:07 AM
If Jonny Greenwood is doing the score again, which seems very likely, then probably not.
Why? Greenwood proved to be versatile enough. I bet he can be "colorful and extravagant". Also, Soggy Bottom may be similar to Inherent Vice in that respect- a mix of period songs and Greenwood score. Made a tiny bit more cheerful and I can imagine it to be not far away from Boogie Nights or anything we can expect Soggy Bottom to be based on set photos only.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on October 30, 2020, 11:30:38 AM
If Jonny Greenwood is doing the score again, which seems very likely, then probably not.
Why? Greenwood proved to be versatile enough. I bet he can be "colorful and extravagant". Also, Soggy Bottom may be similar to Inherent Vice in that respect- a mix of period songs and Greenwood score. Made a tiny bit more cheerful and I can imagine it to be not far away from Boogie Nights or anything we can expect Soggy Bottom to be based on set photos only.

Has he? I'm not sure that even he would agree with that. I like IV, but it could've been a lot more colorful and energetic. It's not a bad score, just not the right one for that film, IMO.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: WorldForgot on October 30, 2020, 12:45:16 PM
It's not a bad score, just not the right one for that film, IMO.

*shiverz in Sportello*
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on October 30, 2020, 01:29:07 PM
If Jonny Greenwood is doing the score again, which seems very likely, then probably not.
Why? Greenwood proved to be versatile enough. I bet he can be "colorful and extravagant". Also, Soggy Bottom may be similar to Inherent Vice in that respect- a mix of period songs and Greenwood score. Made a tiny bit more cheerful and I can imagine it to be not far away from Boogie Nights or anything we can expect Soggy Bottom to be based on set photos only.

Has he? I'm not sure that even he would agree with that. I like IV, but it could've been a lot more colorful and energetic. It's not a bad score, just not the right one for that film, IMO.

I strongly disagree, but I do wish it was a touch higher in the mix in places.

It's perfect to evoke a sense of feeling PARANOID (Martin Short style)!!!!!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: PinkTeeth on October 30, 2020, 02:23:37 PM
I love Jonny. & I love the score. & I'd love to have more and more PT+JG colabos.

I wonder why these bits score were never used:


There's a weirdo-groovy track at 3:19 that I'm not sure made it in to the movie...
& There's a cool 8bit version of "Spooks" at 6:52, probably stuff that they were kicking around back from when "ARPAnet" was still in the film... I wish ARPA was in the movie :(

*spits bongwater* Wait... where'd this video even come from...?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on October 30, 2020, 02:30:23 PM
Finding comments from my YouTube account under this video I had completely forgotten was a trip.  :saywhat:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: PinkTeeth on October 30, 2020, 02:40:00 PM
ARPAnet never forgets.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on October 31, 2020, 01:13:05 PM
Has anyone been on set recently? Eager for something, anything on the movie
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on November 02, 2020, 04:51:03 AM
They must have hired like half the old cars on the west coast at this point.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on November 02, 2020, 09:19:59 PM
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on November 02, 2020, 09:29:16 PM
Wow fantastic news! This movie is really lookin like a snack.
btw I think PTA might be the one at the monitor and Colin Anderson is the one operating?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on November 02, 2020, 09:41:29 PM
Wow fantastic news! This movie is really lookin like a snack.
btw I think PTA might be the one at the monitor and Colin Anderson is the one operating?

I believe you are correct.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on November 02, 2020, 09:44:43 PM
PTA is not operating. They have a similar build. And they just put up giant screens--to block the view, or deal with reflections, or both.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on November 02, 2020, 09:49:45 PM
@wilberfan are you there right now? If yes how is it looking?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on November 02, 2020, 09:57:20 PM
It's gorgeous.  Takes me back! 😎
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on November 03, 2020, 12:00:04 AM
Rehearsing a scene. Guess this confirms Alana is playing Cooper's love interest/girlfriend. Wonder if she's written as older in the script or if she's really playing a high school student. I think she's even older than Wahlberg and Graham were during the filming of BN.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on November 03, 2020, 02:53:03 AM
She's 29 (that means a 12 years gap between them) but arguably can be taken for younger. My guess is she's his co-star in the tv series he acts in or something like that.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: BigSock on November 03, 2020, 03:03:20 AM
She's 29 (that means a 12 years gap between them) but arguably can be taken for younger. My guess is she's his co-star in the tv series he acts in or something like that.

My guess as well
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: RudyBlatnoyd on November 03, 2020, 07:18:47 AM
According to Variety, this movie has a $40 million budget.

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/no-time-to-die-james-bond-mgm-streaming-sale-1234819582/

Which I think is the largest of PTA's career?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on November 03, 2020, 08:50:56 AM
Yeah I think it is. Makes sense given all the exteriors and period detail.

Great pics from last night. They definitely look a little spoilery.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Rooty Poots on November 03, 2020, 11:46:18 AM
According to Variety, this movie has a $40 million budget.

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/no-time-to-die-james-bond-mgm-streaming-sale-1234819582/

Which I think is the largest of PTA's career?

Magnolia came close at $37 million, according to Google, and if adjusted for inflation would beat it, but yeah.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on November 03, 2020, 11:51:52 AM
Cooper looks the image of his Dad in that first picture!

I hope the press circuit is ok for him and PTA when they do the rounds.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: DAPPLE on November 03, 2020, 04:00:47 PM
This takes me back to when he had "Nobody Does It Better" playing before Phantom Thread screenings! This is great stuff.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: PinkTeeth on November 03, 2020, 04:08:15 PM
If there's any McCartney rolled into Soggy Bottom ima freakout
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on November 09, 2020, 10:35:03 AM
So I guess they are wrapping at the end of this month if its a 3 month shoot.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on November 09, 2020, 11:46:17 AM
and would you see this ready for like fall 2021?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on November 09, 2020, 11:53:28 AM
and would you see this ready for like fall 2021?

Barring a COVID shut down I don't see why not
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on November 09, 2020, 12:00:52 PM
In the Before Times, most of his films were released between early Oct and late December, yes? :ponder:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on November 09, 2020, 12:19:13 PM
Hard Eight: February 28, 1997
Boogie Nights: October 10, 1997
Magnolia: December 8, 1999
Punch-Drunk Love: October 11, 2002
There Will Be Blood: December 26, 2007
The Master: September 14, 2012
Inherent Vice: December 12, 2014
Phantom Thread: December 25, 2017

The man never been out of range between September and February.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on November 09, 2020, 12:22:19 PM
Interesting.  I think we can toss out Hard Eight.  He wasn't PTA yet.   :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on November 09, 2020, 12:25:38 PM
In that case it's all in between half Sept and late Dec. Hope and think this will be ready for awards season...........
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on November 09, 2020, 11:45:47 PM
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on November 10, 2020, 10:15:29 AM
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on November 10, 2020, 12:42:33 PM
A cameo perhaps?
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drill on November 12, 2020, 12:04:51 AM
Setting up the marquee. From a couple weeks ago, I'm guessing.  Also, Wikipedia has officially listed Soggy Bottom as the title. Not that anybody expected it to change.

Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on November 16, 2020, 07:35:05 PM
With COVID cases on the rise again I wonder if LA film productions would get shut down. Would suck if he got shut down with like two weeks left or whatever it is
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: mickeywolfman on November 18, 2020, 01:35:32 PM
Is it a wrap???
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on November 18, 2020, 01:41:38 PM
Yup.  About 1:00am local time this morning.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: kingfan011 on November 18, 2020, 02:09:25 PM
Yup.  About 1:00am local time this morning.


Yay so happy they got through shooting
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Heisenberg on November 18, 2020, 02:32:09 PM
We should be hearing who's editing and scoring this soon enough, then.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: nomorecoffee on November 18, 2020, 02:32:57 PM
yes!!!! this is amazing, can't wait to have more news about it
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on November 18, 2020, 02:36:42 PM
Congrats to everyone on the production! Well done!
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Alma on November 18, 2020, 02:38:28 PM
Oh cool. Good timing as well given cases are surging. Hopefully we get a press release or something soon with more news.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on November 18, 2020, 07:54:55 PM
Is it a wrap???


Deleted. It was a fun picture.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: wilberfan on November 18, 2020, 08:59:32 PM
Interesting.  Wonder if he was asked to take it down. 
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: pynchonikon on November 19, 2020, 02:10:30 AM
Cannes here we go!

Reveal the full cast & crew list challenge.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Drenk on November 19, 2020, 02:40:33 AM
I could go to Cannes, so it won't go to Cannes: Covid Edition. :yabbse-grin: And I don't think PTA likes to be in a hurry. I was surprised that Phantom Thread was made relatively fast, though. It started shooting in January and was already screening in November.
Title: Re: Untitled PTA Project (2020)
Post by: Tdog on November 19, 2020, 05:31:50 AM
I'd say this movie probably has a lot more digital post work tha