Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Son Cooper to Star in New Paul Thomas Anderson Film

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Cooper Alexander Hoffman is following in his late father’s footsteps. The son of Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is now 17 and starring in a still-untitled characteristic written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Cooper Hoffman will play a baby actor in the coming-of-age, multiple-storyline film set in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s. The forged, which additionally contains Bradley Cooper and singer-songwriter Alana Haim, is presently filming on location. Cooper Hoffman’s debut is especially poignant as a result of Anderson and Philip Seymour Hoffman labored collectively on a number of tasks, starting with Anderson’s first movie, Laborious Eight. The duo continued to collaborate on critically-acclaimed movies like Boogie Nights, Punk Drunk Love, Magnolia, and The Grasp.

In 2014, Philip Seymour Hoffman died at age 46 of a heroin overdose, abandoning Cooper in addition to daughters Tallulah and Willa with accomplice Mimi O’Donnell. In a 2018 essay for Vogue, O’Donnell wrote, “It’s been almost four years since Phil died, and the kids and I are still in a place where that fact is there every day. We talk about him constantly, only now we can talk about him without instantly crying. That’s the small difference, the little bit of progress that we’ve made. We can talk about him in a way that feels as though there’s a remembrance of what happened to him, but that also honors him. We talk about his bad sides and his good sides, what he did that was funny and what he did that was crazy, and what he did that was loving and tender and sweet. We open up, and it brings us together and keeps his spirit alive.”

It will likely be attention-grabbing to see if Cooper Hoffman inherited his father’s insane appearing expertise, and how much a path he’ll blaze for himself in Hollywood.

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