Life On Mars Soundtracks ‘Licorice Pizza’ Trailer
Life On Mars by David Bowie soundtracks the first trailer to Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, Licorice Pizze, due for release in November.
The latest film by the Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood director stars Alana Haim of the band Haim and Cooper Hoffman (the son of the celebrated late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman), as well as Bradley Cooper, Tom Waits, Sean Penn, and Benny Safdie.
The film’s official synopsis states: “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.”
A nostalgic reference for those who were teens in the 70s, Licorice Pizza was a beloved chain of record stories in Southern California that offered free licorice, comfortable couches and racks of music magazines along with all the top albums.
Anderson wrote the script and produced the film with Sara Murphy. The project, distributed by United Artists Releasing, was backed by MGM, in association with Bron Creative and Anderson’s Ghoulardi Film Company.
Filming for Licorice Pizza began in Encino, Calif. in August 2020 and wrapped in November. The film marks the celebrated filmmaker’s ninth feature, following Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, The Master, Inherent Vice and Phantom Thread.
Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day Lewis, Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville, earned Anderson his third best director Oscar nomination, as well as a best picture nod. Anderson has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, including screenplay nods for Boogie Nights, Magnolia, “There Will Be Blood and Inherent Vice.
It’s not the first time Anderson has worked with Alana Haim. Anderson has directed many music videos for Haim and also shot the cover image for the trio’s Grammy-nominated Women In Music Pt. III.