The long-awaited and super secretive Paul Thomas Anderson fashion drama, which is now officially titled Phantom Thread, is starting to reveal itself. On deck is a 2m16s trailer due next week, a full synopsis of the film (including Daniel Day-Lewis’s glorious character name – Reynolds Woodcock) and reportedly Day-Lewis’s last film ever (rumors that he wants to retire to become a dressmaker after being so inspired by the film have been swirling for a few months now). Anticipation for PTA’s first film to take place outside of the US, and one that’s rumored to verge on softcore kink and submission, is at a titillating breaking point. The photo above is still the closest thing we have to a production shot.
Here is the official synopsis:
[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]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.[/box]
Phantom Thread will be given a limited release from Focus Features on Christmas Day and go wider in January.