The First Trailer for Daniel Day-Lewis's Final Film Is Here

Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread Opens on Christmas Day

By Sam Eichner ·
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Back in June, we learned that lunatic method actor and known Oscar-magnet Daniel Day-Lewis was giving up acting for good. Today, we have the first trailer for his last movie, Phantom Thread, virtuosic director Paul Thomas Anderson's love story set in the world of London couture, circa 1950. If reports from the likes of Page Six are to be believed, Day-Lewis so disappeared into the role of an English dressmaker that he is actually becoming a dressmaker in real life. It seems fitting, and almost inevitable now, that Day-Lewis would quit acting to pursue the profession of his final character.

The movie opens on Christmas, and appears to be smaller and less ambitious than Anderson's last three films, Inherent Vice, The Master and There Will Be Blood. It's worth noting, though, that Anderson served as his own cinematographer on this one—parting from his longtime director of photography, Robert Elswit—and that the film looks pretty damn sumptuous.

Check out the trailer below.


Sam Eichner

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