Jonny Greenwood is reteaming with Paul Thomas Anderson on the director’s upcoming, currently untitled drama (known under the working title Soggy Bottom). The film is written and directed by Anderson (Magnolia, Boogie Nights) and stars Bradley Cooper, Cooper Hoffman, Alana Haim, Benny Safdie and Skyler Gisondo. The movie is set in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s and revolves around a high school student and successful child actor. Anderson is also producing the Ghoulardi Film Company production with Sarah Murphy (If Beale Street Could Talk, Never Rarely Sometimes Always) and JoAnne Sellar (Punch-Drunk Love). Greenwood has previously scored Anderson’s last couple of features, including There Will Be Blood, The Master, Inherent Vice and Phantom Thread. The composer has revealed to be currently collaborating with Anderson in a recent interview with NME and Indiewire appears to have confirmed his involvement in Soggy Bottom. The movie is scheduled to be released in select theaters on November 26 by United Artists/MGM before expanding nationwide on December 25.
Note: While the Indiewire article cited above that stated Greenwood is scoring the film has been edited since it was first published and now appears to be just an assumption, we have been able to confirm Greenwood’s involvement ourselves in the week following this story’s publication.

Greenwood’s recent projects also include Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, which just premiered at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, which is set to be released in theaters on November 5 by Neon, as well as Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, which also premiered in Venice and will be released in select theaters on November 17 before premiering on December 1 on Netflix. Greenwood’s score for Spencer will be released by Mercury KX.

  1. Mark says:

    Well, he doesn’t really confirm anything. And I think the upcoming “potential” projects may be a little further away than just few months.

    • Jeff says:

      The Indiewire article quoted here said Greenwood is scoring the film, but looks like they now edited the article without explanation, very bizarre!