Bradley Cooper is back to work as filming for Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming 1970s-set ensemble drama began amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The actor, 45, was spotted donning an era-appropriate wig, beard, and all-white outfit over the weekend while he was filming for the forthcoming untitled story on location in LA’s San Fernando Valley.
According to reports, the crew is said to be the first to return at such close proximity as they began shooting for the film over the weekend with safety measures put in place due to the global crisis.
The yet-to-be-titled film is reported to be a coming-of-age story set in the 1970s LA’s San Fernando Valley and is reportedly being created under the codename Soggy Bottom.
Not much is known about the MGM project, but Bradley Cooper is the only big-name known to feature in the film so far with information on the rest of the cast set to be released in the coming weeks.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the Bradley Cooper starrer will see multiple storylines revolving around a young high school student who is also a successful child actor.
The film happens to be Anderson’s fourth film to be set in the Los Angeles region — where the director spent his youth — following Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love.
There are also reports that there will be a cameo appearance by musical group Haim.
Bradley Cooper was spotted wearing a loose-fitting white shirt and white cotton flares with brown shoes.
Sporting a shaggy brown wig and a full beard, the actor completed his look with a medallion necklace, looking very different from his dapper day-to-day appearance.
Soggy Bottom was supposed to be a Focus Features production, which was later moved to MGM where Anderson collaborated with his oldest and biggest supporter Michael De Luca who is now running the show, reports Collider.
Till date, Bradley Cooper has been nominated four times for an Oscar as an actor – for Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, American Sniper and A Star Is Born.
He has also been nominated as a producer for Joker, American Sniper, A Star Is Born and for his adapted screenplay for A Star Is Born, bringing his total tally of Academy Award nominations to eight, reports dailymail.