Hallelujah. Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis are teaming up for the first time since 2007’s There Will Be Blood. The duo will collaborate on a 1950s period piece set in New York City’s fashion industry. Specific details about the plot are unknown. Of course, it’s PTA so the story doesn’t really matter. Characters, baby.
The news was first reported by Variety.
The untitled project will be the first for Daniel Day-Lewis since 2012’s Lincoln, for which he won his third Academy Award. His second win was in his previous collaboration with Anderson for TWBB.
This new project may have Day-Lewis as the front-runner for the award in 2017.
Megan Ellison will produce the piece with her Annapurna Pictures empire. She provided funding for Anderson’s previous two works, The Master and Inherent Vice.
No studio is yet attached to release the picture, but that should change soon due to the well-respected abilities of Ellison, Anderson, and Day-Lewis. The film is expected to be released in late 2017, just in time for the Academy Awards.
P.S. 1) There Will Be Blood 2) Magnolia 3) Boogie Nights 4) The Master 5) Inherent Vice 6) Punch-Drunk Love 7) Hard Eight
P.S.2. 2017 may the best year of my life with a new Fleet Foxes album and Paul Thomas Anderson film.
P.S.3. Just going by B now