From In The Name of the Father to Gangs of New York to There Will Be Blood, we’ve all grown accustomed to Daniel Day-Lewis’ intense, ferocious performances. Now, it’s time for one last hurrah for the 60-year-old, as he takes on his final project in Phantom Thread.
Once again, he’s being directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, who also helmed There Will Be Blood back in 2007. Set in 1950s post-war London, Phantom Thread tells the story of renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodstock (Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville).
Reynolds’ carefully controlled life is disrupted when he meets Alma (Vicky Krieps), a strong-willed woman who becomes his muse and inspiration.
From the looks of the Phantom Thread trailer, there are sumptuous set designs and lots and lots of beautiful clothes. And while the love story looks sweet, with a very sensual feel, PTA is known for telling stories with a dark, satirical edge to them. So don’t be surprised if it all ends in tears.
Phantom Thread is set for a Christmas Day release in the US.