Daniel Day-Lewis has been a cinematic treasure throughout his long career, but all good things must come to an end. When the Oscar-winning actor announced his shocking plans to retire back in June, he also announced one last film he’d work on with Paul Thomas Anderson, the incredible director behind There Will Be Blood and The Master.
With the release of the first preview for their new film Phantom Thread, the mysterious final project for Day-Lewis, we finally get a peek at what they’ve been up to – and it doesn’t disappoint. The actor plays Ryan Woodcock, an eccentric, crazed dressmaker who, we’ll say it, looks like Tim Gunn’s serious older brother.
Rather than shouting “make it work,” Woodcock is busy being a 1950s London couturier who is aggressively obsessed with his work until he meets Alma, a woman who might just pull him apart at the seams as he falls for her. As with Anderson’s past work, it’s very serious, sensual, and packed with top-quality acting from everyone involved.
Speaking of awards, if Day-Lewis were to win one last time for this film, he’d tie Katharine Hepburn for most Oscar wins ever; he also won Best Actor for My Left Foot, Lincoln, and, of course, There Will Be Blood.
Phantom Thread will be in theaters this Christmas but, until then, check out the preview for a master class in acting.