Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a renowned dressmaker in the first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread,” which the actor’s last performance before his announced retirement from acting.
In the trailer, Day-Lewis plays a designer named Reynolds Woodcock who clothes high-society women. He rotates muses until meeting Alma (Vicky Krieps), who becomes his inspiration and his lover. But Reynolds finds his world of design disrupted by love — and the people closest to him take notice.
The film also stars Lesley Manville, Camilla Rutherford and Richard Graham. It will be released on Dec. 25.
“Phantom Thread” marks Anderson’s first feature-length film in three years. His last film was 2014’s “Inherent Vice,” while his other credits include “There Will Be Blood,” “Magnolia” and “Boogie Nights.”
In June, Day-Lewis said he is retiring from his longtime craft of acting — again.
“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years,” a statement from his spokesperson read.
Since 1997’s “The Boxer,” he has appeared in only six movies. Shortly after that release, Day-Lewis retreated into a five-year sabbatical on his 50-acre farm south of Dublin. He worked as a cobbler but was eventually lured back to Hollywood.
Anderson previously directed Day-Lewis to an Academy Award for Best Actor in 2008’s “There Will Be Blood.” Day-Lewis is a five time Academy Award nominee, with three total wins. He also took the trophy for “My Left Foot” in 1990 and “Lincoln” in 2013.
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