Alana Haim as Alana Kane in Licorice Pizza (© MGM / Courtesy Everett Collection)
Alana Haim and Teyana Taylor will star in a new Paul Thomas Anderson film, a source confirmed to Pitchfork. The news, broken by The Hollywood Reporter, completes the unnamed movie’s main cast, which already included Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn, and Regina Hall. Wood Harris and Shayna McHayle (aka Junglepussy) are also on board.
After news of her casting was made public, Junglepussy wrote on X: “BEING CAST IN A FILM LIKE THIS IS NOT NORMAL FOR AN ARTIST LIKE ME GOTTA PAT MYSELF ON THE BACK.”
Anderson wrote the script, and, though no details on the score have been announced, longtime musical collaborator Jonny Greenwood has spoken of working with Anderson on a forthcoming film.
Teyana Taylor had her Hollywood breakout last year in A Thousand and One. Alana Haim’s came a couple of year’s earlier in Anderson’s Licorice Pizza. The following March, she and Greenwood accepted a BAFTA Award on the director’s behalf with an amusing speech.
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