Paul Thomas Anderson is arguably the strongest living director working today, and thus any news regarding a new film of his is met with a bombardment of excitement. We know he’s been planning some sort of fashion project, and we know it will reunite him with his There Will Be Blood star, and the only three time best actor Academy Award winner, Daniel Day-Lewis, for some time. Now we know more.
The film remains untitled, though the working title is currently The Phantom Thread, but the project has added frequent Mike Leigh collaborator, Lesley Manville, along with upcoming European actress, Vicky Krieps, to its cast. Following that, it was also announced that Radiohead guitarist, Johnny Greenwood, will once again score Anderson’s film, much like he did incredibly successfully with There Will Be Blood.
Any news connecting Anderson’s next film with one of the best films from the 21st century is bound to get the, err, blood pumping. Shooting has also began, as Day-Lewis and company have been spotted in a tiny village in the UK filming in a graveyard.
Very little remains known about the film, with only this brief synopsis currently available as a part of the Focus Features press release:
“The new movie is a drama set in the couture world of 1950s London. The story illuminates the life behind the curtain of an uncompromising dressmaker commissioned by royalty and high society”.
With the talent involved, big things will be expected from a director that has yet to make a misstep in his whole career.