Paul Thomas Anderson is taking us back to the 1970s.
The new Paul Thomas Anderson movie is, of course, highly anticipated. We thought it was called Soggy Bottom, but that might have been an allusion to the Great British Bake Off or a way to throw us off the scent.
The trailer debuted this past week, playing before select titles at the Los Feliz 3 in Los Angeles. It already has lit up message boards and rumor mills all over town.
The Playlist is reporting that the movie is called Licorice Pizza, and is a coming-of-age rebel teen movie set in the 1970s. We think the title refers to a record store in the valley, but that is yet to be determined.
The trailer opens with a long tracking shot as Alana Haim’s character strutting across the schoolyard as Cooper Hoffman looks on. Haim walks with Sean Penn’s character, who is the picture of 1970s elegance. Haim sticks her tongue out at Hoffman, but then she shows up at his front door, asking if he’d like to see her boobs. She shows them to Hoffman who asks if he can touch them, and gets slapped in the face.
There's also the reveal that Bradley Cooper's character is Hollywood producer/former hairdresser, Jon Peters. He's a bit of a mentor character to Hoffman, who plays a child star. And there's a scene of Penn riding a motorcycle shouting, “I am a Nazi!”
Head over to The Playlist for an even more detailed description of what's to come. As of right now, the movie is set to premiere in a limited theatrical release in the USA on Nov. 26, 2021.
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