Bradley Cooper Is Barbara Streisand’s Boyfriend in ‘Licorice Pizza’ Trailer
In the first trailer for Licorice Pizza, Bradley Cooper stars as film producer Jon Peters, who was in a real-life relationship with Barbra Streisand for years.
Cooper has a real-life connection to both Peters and Streisand, as the former produced and the latter starred in the 1976 version of A Star Is Born, a remake of which Cooper starred in and directed in 2018 alongside Lady Gaga.
In the trailer for Licorice Pizza, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Cooper hilariously corrects a high school student played by Cooper Hoffman, the son of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, on how to pronounce Streisand’s name.
The trailer for the ’70s-set, coming-of-age flick also shows Hoffman meeting and falling for the girl he’s going to marry one day, who’s played by Alana Haim of the band HAIM. Anderson previously directed several of HAIM’s music videos.
Watch the music video for “Summer Girl,” directed by Anderson below:
Both Hoffman and Haim will make their feature film debuts in the movie. For Hoffman, 18, the film has him following in his late dad’s footsteps, as Anderson and the Philip Seymour Hoffman often collaborated, working on several projects including Boogie Nights, The Master and Magnolia. Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a drug overdose in 2014 at age 46.
“When I saw him for the first time in Scent of a Woman, I just knew what true love was,” Anderson said of Philip Seymour Hoffman. “I knew what love at first sight was. It was the strangest feeling sitting in a movie theater and thinking, ‘He’s for me and I’m for him.’ And that was it.”
Licorice Pizza also stars Anderson’s real-life wife, Maya Rudolph, as well as Sean Penn, Tom Waits and Benny Safdie. The film is coming only to theaters on November 26 this year.
Watch the trailer for Licorice Pizza below: