Bradley Cooper in talks for Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest

In one of the lesser but nonetheless tragic losses of this year, Paul Thomas Anderson was meant to be shooting a feature right now. It’s unclear when he’ll get production going now—Focus Features is said to be fooling themselves that they could shoot in Los Angeles by fall—but whenever it does happen, Bradley Cooper will likely be there.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cooper is in talks to join PTA’s yet-untitled coming-of-age drama. Set in the ’70s, the film reportedly sees multiple stories intersect on a successful actor attending high school in the Valley. What a respectable actor you’ve become, Hangoverman!

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