‘Licorice Pizza’: Alana Haim, the member of the music group Haim who makes her film debut with the new Paul Thomas Anderson

The new from the director of ‘The invisible thread’ opens in theaters this Friday, January 14.

Licorice Pizza It’s the new thing from Paul Thomas Anderson. The film by the director of The invisible thread lands in movie theaters this Friday, January 14, and tells the story of the young Alana Y Gary. Set in the 70s, the protagonist tries to win over Alana, who is a few years older than him. Cooper Hoffman, son of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, is in charge of giving life to Gary. Alana Haim, meanwhile, gets into the skin of her namesake, and this role marks her film debut. Before starring Licorice Pizza, the now actress was known for being a member of the music group Haim. How have you become the leader of the new Anderson?

Haim was born in Los Angeles (California) in 1991 and 2007, along with his sisters Danielle Y It is, formed the music group that bears his surname by name. The first connection between the actress of Licorice Pizza and Anderson is tied to his music. The director was placed behind the cameras of a handful of video clips of the group. ‘Little of Your Love’, ‘Man From the Magazine’ and ‘Valentine’ are some examples. Their collaboration, which runs from 2017 to the present, began after the director emailed the three sisters asking what they would like if he directed some of their videos.

“You hang up the phone and think, ‘What just happened?”, Haim tells She remembering how shocked she was when Anderson told her he wanted her for his new movie. “I was so happy to have this opportunity because when I thought about it, the only thing that kept me from doing it was fear. Having someone like Paul tell you that you can do it gives you the most confidence in the world,” she adds. Her work on the film also earned her her first Golden Globe nomination. However, the award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical ended up in the hands of Rachel Zegler for West Side Story.

Anderson called Haim because that role was written for her and because the story is set in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, California). “That was important in terms of ‘casting,” said the director in Dazed. “Alana looks like a valley girl, she talks like a valley girl, she is a valley girl. It has ferocity. He is eager and is a fast learner. I don’t know how many more boxes you can check “.

In case any more reason was needed for Haim to star Licorice Pizza, some of the scenes in the film are based on stories about his own life that he told Anderson. “Paul thinks I’m crazy, like: ‘Your name was in the script, a lot of the stories you’ve told me about your life were in the movie, but did you think I wasn’t going to ask you?”, says the actress in Irish News. In addition to Alana, her sisters Danielle and Este also appear in the film.

On the other hand, Anderson did not think of Hoffman as the protagonist in the same way that Haim did. “I never imagined when I was writing that it would be Cooper. I thought it would take a more traditional route and take a young actor. I met some very talented, but most of them seemed too trained, too educated and too ambitious at a young age; what didn’t interest me “, says the director. Finally, he settled on the son of Philip Seymour Hoffman, an actor with whom Anderson worked on several of his films. The Master Y Boogie Nights are some of them.

Licorice Pizza Its cast includes actors such as Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly and Maya Rudolph. On these lines, do not miss the trailer.

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