Daniel Day-Lewis is Back in New Trailer for ‘Phantom Thread’

Above: Daniel Day-Lewis in 'Phantom Thread'
Above: Daniel Day-Lewis in 'Phantom Thread'

One of the world’s most celebrated and elusive actors is finally returning to the big screen. This holiday season, fans will see Daniel Day-Lewis once again team up with acclaimed director, Paul Thomas Anderson, for the upcoming feature film, Phantom Thread. The anticipated period drama will tell the story of an infamous 20th century designer named Reynolds Woodcock, who rises to prominence in England during the 1950s. After several years at the top of his game, Woodcock, played by Daniel Day-Lewis, meets a young lady who changes his life in an instant.

According to several reports released earlier this year, Phantom Thread is set to be Day-Lewis’ final role in cinema. That leaves a whole lot of pressure on filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson, who previously directed the iconic actor in 2007’s Oscar-winning project, There Will Be Blood. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Phantom Thread has been shrouded in secrecy since being announced last year, but we now know that it will also star Lesley Manville (Maleficent), Camilla Rutherford (The Darjeeling Limited), and Vicky Krieps (Hanna).

Phantom Thread will hit theatres on December 25. You can check out the brand new trailer below via Focus Features.


Official synopsis: “Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Leslie 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.”


Aidan D'Aoust

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