Paul Thomas Anderson's next a high school movie set in 1970s

Los Angeles, Nov 12 (PTI) Celebrated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson's next directorial venture will be a high school movie set in the 1970s.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Anderson will write, direct and produce the yet untitled film.

The film will revolve around a high school student from San Fernando Valley who is also a successful child actor.

San Fernando Valley, the northern stretch of Los Angeles, has previously acted as the setting for the director's 1997 film 'Boogie Nights', 1999's 'Magnolia' and 2002's 'Punch-Drunk Love'.

Casting is currently underway.

The director is planning to start the production on the film in February next year.

Anderson's last film was 2017's period drama 'Phantom Thread', featuring Daniel Day-Lewis.

The movie earned six Academy Awards nominations and took home the Oscar for costume designing. PTI SHDSHD

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