The team of Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis – responsible for what is, in my opinion, the pound-for-pound greatest film of the 2000s in There Will Be Blood – may be reuniting for another period drama. Everyone should will this to happen.
The plot of the film, produced by Annapurna, is mostly unknown at this point. But the report in Variety says “The film will be set in 1950s New York and revolve around the fashion industry, although the plot is under wraps.” This is still incredibly early as no studio is attached. This is usually the setback for PTA’s films for some strange reason; The Master took some time before a studio backed the project.
Daniel Day-Lewis, a notoriously private man who mostly stays away from Hollywood, hasn’t made a film since his last Best Actor turn, 2012’s Lincoln. Anderson, who recently directed a video for Radiohead, has been mulling this and other projects for a few years. His last film was the 70s PI comedy Inherent Vice.