“Licorice Pizza” star Alana Haim is reuniting with filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson for his next film. Anderson wrote the script and is directing the currently untitled film for Warner Bros., led by Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy (who gave a green light to “Licorice Pizza” when they ran MGM).
Along with Haim, other new additions to the cast include “A Thousand and One” breakout Teyana Taylor, “Creed” actor Wood Harris, rapper Shayna McHayle (a.k.a. Junglepussy) and newcomer Chase Infiniti. Anderson is producing the film with Sara Murphy and Adam Somner.
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Oscar winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn were previously reported to star in the feature, alongside “Girls Trip” star Regina Hall. Hall previously worked with McHayle on Andrew Bujalski’s 2018 comedy “Support the Girls.”
While plot details are being kept under wraps, a source with knowledge of the production previously told Variety that the feature will be an ensemble piece with a contemporary setting.
Haim, who is repped by CAA and Entertainment360, earned a Golden Globe nomination for her film debut in “Licorice Pizza.” She was previously directed by Anderson in several music videos for her band, HAIM.
Taylor, represented by WME and Made By All, earned critical acclaim and a National Board of Review Award for breakthrough performance for her work in A.V. Rockwell’s “A Thousand and One.” She most recently starred in “The Book of Clarence” as Mary Magdalene, as well as the 2023 remake of “White Men Can’t Jump” starring rapper Jack Harlow.
Harris is represented by Gersh and Artists First. McHayle is represented by ICM Partners. Infiniti is represented by Gersh.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the casting.
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