Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis’s New Film Comes Out Next Year

Rumors of Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis, the creative minds behind arguably the greatest film of the new millennium, There Will Be Blood, teaming up again began early in the summer. Now, Deadline confirms the project, and it’s coming out in 2017.

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According to the Deadline report, a bidding war broke out at TIFF over the project:

Universal and Focus Features won a worldwide rights auction for an untitled film that Paul Thomas Anderson wrote and will direct, re-teaming him with There Will Be Blood star Daniel Day-Lewis. Focus won the deal after a ferocious bidding battle with Fox Searchlight. The deal puts the lie to press reports speculating that buyer appetite has vanished going into Toronto.

The movie, as it was rumored back in June, will take place in the fashion world of London in the 1950s. There’s very little information other than this, and speculation that DDL will be playing a real person. All that really matters here is we get a new Paul Thomas Anderson film starring the greatest living actor, who was last seen in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln way back in 2012.

Paul Thomas Anderson and Co. will start production early in 2017 with a release date some time late in the year, in the middle of Oscar season.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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