– by Joseph Jammer Medina

A new trailer just hit for a film called Phantom Thread. The film is written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and stars Daniel Day-Lewis.

The synopsis for Phantom Thread is below:

“Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley 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. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.”

Of course, many film lovers will know that the big takeaway from this trailer is that this is set to be the final film from Daniel Day-Lewis ever. Earlier this year, Day-Lewis’ spokesperson announced that he would be retiring from acting. Unlike most actors, Day-Lewis generally takes a couple years to make another film, and as such, it’s given him and his work a high level of prestige (not to mention three Academy Awards).

What do you think of the trailer for Phantom Thread? Does this look like what you’d hope to be Day-Lewis’ last performance? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Focus Features

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.