Bradley Cooper rocks 70s style with wig and beard as he films Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie in LA

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Bradley Cooper rocks 70s style with wig and beard as he films Paul Thomas Anderson's new movie in LA

He won critical acclaim for his directorial feature debut A Star Is Born in 2018.But for his next project, Bradley Cooper is letting somebody else

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He won critical acclaim for his directorial feature debut A Star Is Born in 2018.

But for his next project, Bradley Cooper is letting somebody else call the shots.

The actor, 45, was spotted over the weekend filming on location in LA’s San Fernando Valley for filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson.

Back in action: Bradley Cooper was spotted over the weekend filming on location in LA's San Fernando Valley for filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson

Back in action: Bradley Cooper was spotted over the weekend filming on location in LA’s San Fernando Valley for filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson

The untitled film is reported to be a coming-of-age story set in the 1970s.

Plot details are scarce but the story centers around a high school student who is also a successful child actor.

To date, Cooper is the only known name attached to the drama.

This will be Anderson’s fourth film set in the San Fernando Valley following Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love.

On location: The film is reported to be a coming-of-age story set in the 1970s and marks Anderson's fourth film set in the Valley, after Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love

On location: The film is reported to be a coming-of-age story set in the 1970s and marks Anderson’s fourth film set in the Valley, after Boogie Nights, Magnolia and Punch Drunk Love

Cooper was dressed in a loose-fitting white shirt and white cotton flares with brown shoes

He sported a shaggy brown wig and a full beard and wore a medallion necklace

Retro: Cooper was dressed in a loose-fitting white shirt and white cotton flares with brown shoes. He sported a shaggy brown wig and a full beard and wore a medallion necklace

Secrecy: Plot details are scarce but the story centers around a high school student who is also a successful child actor. To date, Cooper is the only known name attached to the drama

Secrecy: Plot details are scarce but the story centers around a high school student who is also a successful child actor. To date, Cooper is the only known name attached to the drama

Cameras rolled: The action took place at a gas station

Cameras rolled: The action took place at a gas station

Confrontation: At one point, Cooper, in character, appeared to be angrily threatening a young man with gasoline and a lighter

Confrontation: At one point, Cooper, in character, appeared to be angrily threatening a young man with gasoline and a lighter

Cooper was dressed in a loose-fitting white shirt and white cotton flares with brown shoes.

He sported a shaggy brown wig and a full beard and wore a medallion necklace.

The action took place in a gas station and the actor was seen at various times with a windscreen squeegee or a gas canister in hand.

At one point, he appeared to be angrily threatening a young man with gasoline and a lighter. 

Role playing: The actor was almost unrecognizable as he sported a shaggy brown wig and a full beard and his 70s style included a medallion necklace

Role playing: The actor was almost unrecognizable as he sported a shaggy brown wig and a full beard and his 70s style included a medallion necklace

Had company: The Hollywood star was joined in the scenes by a young actor and actress who were with him in the cab of a box truck

Had company: The Hollywood star was joined in the scenes by a young actor and actress who were with him in the cab of a box truck

In front of the camera: This is Cooper's first role since he directed himself in his remake of a Star Is Born, released in 2018

In front of the camera: This is Cooper’s first role since he directed himself in his remake of a Star Is Born, released in 2018

Back on the road: The truck was later equipped for filming on the move

Back on the road: The truck was later equipped for filming on the move

He was joined in the scenes by a young actor and actress who were with him in the cab of a box truck.

He was also seen in conversation with crew as scenes were set up.

The production was clearly abiding by strict protocols as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Crew members wore face masks and shields as protection against the spread of the virus.

Staying safe: The production abided by strict protocols as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Crew members wore face masks and shields as protection against the spread of the virus

Staying safe: The production abided by strict protocols as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Crew members wore face masks and shields as protection against the spread of the virus

Interrupted: When the pandemic hit in March and forced a shutdown in Hollywood, Cooper had been filming Nightmare Alley for Guillermo del Toro in Toronto, Canada

Interrupted: When the pandemic hit in March and forced a shutdown in Hollywood, Cooper had been filming Nightmare Alley for Guillermo del Toro in Toronto, Canada

Multi-talented: He also has another directorial feature in the works; he's set to direct himself in a Leonard Bernstein biopic for Netflix

Multi-talented: He also has another directorial feature in the works; he’s set to direct himself in a Leonard Bernstein biopic for Netflix

When the pandemic hit in March and forced a shutdown in Hollywood, Cooper had been filming Nightmare Alley for Guillermo del Toro in Toronto, Canada.

He also has another directorial feature in the works; he’s set to direct himself in a Leonard Bernstein biopic for Netflix.

To date, Cooper has been nominated four times for an Oscar in an acting category – for Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, American Sniper and A Star Is Born.

He has also been nominated as a producer for Joker, A Star Is Born and American Sniper and for his adapted screenplay for a Star Is Born, bringing his total tally of Academy Award nominations to eight. 

Acclaimed: To date, Cooper has been nominated four times for an Oscar in an acting category - for Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, American Sniper and A Star Is Born

Acclaimed: To date, Cooper has been nominated four times for an Oscar in an acting category – for Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, American Sniper and A Star Is Born

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