See Daniel Day-Lewis’ Final Perfomance In The First Trailer For Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

by John Nugent |
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Three-time Oscar winner and drinker of milkshake Daniel Day-Lewis is supposedly set to retire from acting – but not before one final collaboration with his There Will Be Blood director, Paul Thomas Anderson. That film is titled Phantom Thread, and the first trailer has just arrived. Take a look below.

Day-Lewis plays the exquisitely-named Reynolds Woodcock, a tailor who dresses the cream of British society in postwar London, only to find his world upturned when he falls in love with a young woman named Alma (Vicky Krieps).

It's an unusual move for Paul Thomas Anderson, whose eighth feature will be his first set outside his native California, tackling more romantic subject matter than we're used to from this filmmaker – but going by the trailer, we can expect his usual delicate craft and sumptuous cinematography. If this really is the last time we'll see a Daniel Day-Lewis performance, let's hope it's going out on a high.

Phantom Thread gets a limited release on Christmas Day in the US (making it eligible for awards season), ahead of a UK release on 2 February, 2018. Here's the official synopsis.

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

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