When is Licorice Pizza released? UK release date of new Paul Thomas Anderson film starring Bradley Cooper, Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman

Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film ‘Licorice Pizza’ has a star-studded cast, including two acting debuts. Here’s all you need to know ahead of its release.

Licorice Pizza is set for release in the UK in new year.
Licorice Pizza is set for release in the UK in new year.

The big screen is set to start the new year with a bang, as Phantom Thread director Paul Thomas Anderson releases the trailer for his hotly anticipated new movie Licorice Pizza.

The upcoming release marks Anderson’s first film since 2018 and reviews of the new movie are already receiving rave reviews, with a star-studded line up meaning cinema goers are desperate to find out discover when they can catch a glimpse of the latest release from “one of American film's modern masters”.

The critically-acclaimed 51-year-old director has certainly garnered a reputation of being one of the world’s most exciting talents, with films such as The Master, There Will Be Blood and Boogie Nights nominated for multiple awards.

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    Licorice Pizza takes place in 1970s LA and sees Philadelphia-born Bradley Cooper in the role of Barbara Streisand’s former husband, and infamous producer, Jon Peters.

    Much of the film takes place in the San Fernando Valley, a setting Anderson used frequently in his earlier releases, with the bulk of the filming taking place during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

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    Who is in the cast for Licorice Pizza? Will Cooper Hoffman be in Licorice Pizza?

    Anderson is no stranger to working with some of the biggest names in cinema, with the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis and Joaquin Phoenix starring in his previous movies.

    However the director has handed two new actors their film debuts for his latest feature.

    Cooper Hoffman, son of the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman takes on the lead role in the film, and fans will be eager to see the 18-year-old’s big screen debut.

    His father, whose death in 2014 shocked Hollywood, starred in no less than five Anderson movies and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for 2012’s The Master.

    Also making their film debut is 29-year-old Alana Haim.

    Californian born Haim is better known as a musician, playing guitars and keyboards for American act ‘Haim’ alongside her sisters Este and Danielle.

    However, it won’t the first time the musician has collaborated with the director, with Anderson directing several of the band’s projects, including the ‘Little of Your Love’ music video, while also working on some stunning visuals for their latest album, Women in Music Pt. 3.

    Alongside them will be Sean Penn, iconic blues musician Tom Waits, Skyler Gisondo and Maya Rudolph.

    When is Licorice Pizza released in the UK?

    While US fans have already had a glimpse of the film in after its US release in late November, it has now been confirmed UK fans are able to catch Anderson’s new movie from January 1, with cinema giants Cineworld already taking bookings for the latest movie.

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