In what is rumoured to be his final performance, Daniel Day Lewis plays a fashion designer in 1950s England in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Phantom Thread. Anderson will be acting as his own cinematographer for the first time, and will also be collaborating again with Johnny Greenwood. Focus Features will be releasing the film December 25, 2017.
“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.”