Paul Thomas Anderson Directs SNL Cast Members?!

Everyone is wondering: What is Paul Thomas Anderson going to direct next? A big screen adaptation of Metal Gear Solid? Nope. Power Play? Unlikely... A Los Angeles Stage Production starring two cast members from SNL? Ding Ding Ding! ... Wait, what?!

On August 5th and 6th. Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen will be appearing together in a performance co-written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Not much more is known. An email that was sent to members of the Largo at the Coronet mailing list didn't reveal much more about the event:

"So what is this? What's the deal? *We're not tellin' nothin' more.* All we'll say is this: trust us, you won't regret it. You're welcome to call the theatre to purchase tickets with your credit card... or bring cash only on the night of the shows. *$25 • doors at 8:30 • curtain at 9. Box Office: (310) 855-0350


366 N. La Cienega Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90048

*(you know... next to Trashy Lingerie)*"

All I know is that if I lived in Los Angeles, nothing would stop me from being at Largo on August 5th. Anderson has a history with SNL, having directed a short film for the program in 2000 called SNL Fanatic, which starred Ben Affleck, Jimmy Fallon and Molly Shannon. Maya Rudoph also starred in Robert Altman's A Prarie Home Companion, in which Anderson was employed as a "standby director." Some people even claim that Anderson ghost-directed a portion of the film.

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