A few months ago many were surprised by the news that triple Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis was retiring from acting. However, we haven’t quite seen the last of him yet, as he’s reteaming with his There Will Be Blood director, Paul Thomas Anderson, for Phantom Thread, which has just released its first trailer.
Here’s the 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.’
The film is due out in the UK on February 2nd 2018. Take a look at the trailer below.