Focus Features Reteaming With Paul Thomas Anderson for 1970s High School Movie

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The untitled film will center on a student who is also a successful child actor.

Having partnered on the director's last film, 2017's Phantom Thread, Focus Features is reteaming with Paul Thomas Anderson on his latest project.

The untitled film will be set in 1970s Los Angeles and center on a high school student who is also a successful child actor.

Anderson will write, direct and produce the project through his Ghoulardi Film Company banner. JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi will also produce.

"There is simply no other filmmaker like Paul Thomas Anderson. He is a true original who consistently mesmerizes fans with unparalleled vision and storytelling. We are beyond thrilled to be teaming up once again with Paul, JoAnne and Daniel,” Focus chairman Peter Kujawski said Wednesday in a statement.

Focus will distribute domestically, and Universal Pictures International will handle foreign distribution.

Phantom Thread earned six Oscar nominations, including for best picture and director, and collected $47.7 million at the global box office.