Watch the new Teaser for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Gorgeous Phantom Thread
A fresh look at what we feel will likely be one of the best films of the year has been delivered. We’re talking about Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming drama Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis in his last film. A new minute-long trailer, which reveals that sneak preview screenings will be taking place in New York and Los Angeles from November 24th through November 30th, highlights once again the electric pairing of Anderson and Day-Lewis, who last worked together on one of the century’s most powerful films, 2007’s There Will Be Blood.
Phantom Thread is set in 1950s London, with Day-Lewis starring as Reynolds Woodcock, a well regarded and rigid dressmaker whose life is turned upside down when he meets Alma (Vicky Krieps), a potent young woman with a mind, and a will, very much her own. Seeing a Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis film would always be an event, but considering this is the actor’s final onscreen performance, Phantom Thread is as much of a must-see as any credible film lover could need.
Phantom Thread’s intriguing for another reason; there is no properly accredited cinematographer. Robert Elswit, his cinematographer on his last film, Inherent Vice, and on There Will Be Blood, as well as Mihai Malaimare Jr, his lenser on The Master, all had scheduling conflicts. So, Anderson, his gaffer, camera operator, first assistant cameraman, and grip all worked together to take on cinematographer duties, foregoing a full credit.
Phantom Thread opens in theaters on December 25th.