‘Phantom Thread’ Trailer: Daniel Day-Lewis’ Final Film

Daniel Day-Lewis' Final Film

Focus Features has debuted the first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, Phantom Thread, which is also the final film starring his “There Will Be Blood” Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, who is set to retire from acting.

Day-Lewis’ character is based on British fashion designer Charles James, known as “America’s First Couturier.” The film appears to be less ambitious than Anderson’s last three films but I expect it will be no different, in terms of being as divisive as “The Master” or “Inherent Vice”. Moreover, PTA’s drama set in the couture world of 1950s London could easily be one of the best films of the year.

Also starring Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps, Camilla Rutherford, and Richard Graham, check out the trailer below.

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Phantom Thread will be released in select theaters on December 25th.

Daniel Day-Lewis' Final Film

Set in the glamour of 1950s 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.