Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis’s rumored film is official! According to Variety, Focus Features has bought the rights to the film that will team-up the auteur and 3-time Oscar winner for the second time. The movie is set to be based on the 1950’s fashion scene. The movie is set for a 2017 release.
I think that I speak for cinephiles everywhere when I say that this is amazing news. Paul Thomas Anderson has been one of the most (if not the most) consistent filmmakers for the past 20 years. Daniel Day-Lewis has nabbed the Academy Award for Best Actor three times in the past 28 years. On top of all of that, they are teaming up after Anderson’s epic masterpiece, There Will Be Blood, which won Day-Lewis his second Best Actor Oscar. It looks like Day-Lewis will be wiping off the oil and immersing himself into the flamboyant fashion scene of the 1950’s.
When people assert that cinema is dying, it is news like this that shows that cinema is alive and well. There are filmmakers, like Anderson, who are extremely skilled and keep a level of auteurism that distinguishes themselves from the crowd. Stay tuned as more information will come out and a better timetable for its release will be announced. Stay patient film lovers, it’s coming.