Philip Seymour Hoffman’s son Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim star in the film opening via MGM
Echoing his masterpiece “Boogie Nights,” Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza” is a coming of age drama about a teenager in the ’70s San Fernando Valley who is pursuing a career as an actor. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Licorice Pizza” is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love.
Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim star in the lead roles, and Bradley Cooper, “Uncut Gems” co-director Benny Safdie, Sean Penn and Tom Waits are all co-starring. And was that Maya Rudolph we saw with a quick cameo?
The name “Licorice Pizza” itself has ties to ’70s Los Angeles, as it borrows the name from a since-closed record store that could be seen in films like “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Focus Features will release “Licorice Pizza” through the United Artists banner only in theaters. The film is in Association with BRON Creative and is a Ghoulardi Film Company production.
Paul Thomas Anderson is also a producer along with Sara Murphy and Adam Somner. Joanne Sellar, Daniel Lupi, Susan McNamara, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth are executive producing.
Check out the first trailer above.
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