In two months, a new Paul Thomas Anderson film will be in theaters, but not just any Paul Thomas Anderson film — and not only his first as his own cinematographer, but also the final performance from Daniel Day-Lewis. Ahead of a Christmas Day limited release, Focus Features have now unveiled the first trailer.
Set in 1950s London, it follows Day-Lewis as Reynolds Woodcock, who designs fashion for upper-class British citizens under his label of The House of Woodcock. Also in the ensemble is Lesley Manville’s character of Cyril, his sister, and Vicky Krieps’ Alma, his muse and lover. We’ll refrain from delving into this first footage if you’d like to go in blind, but for the curious, check out the trailer below.
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.
Phantom Thread opens on December 25th and expands in January 2018, courtesy of Focus Features.