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PHANTOM THREAD (2017): Paul Thomas Anderson Film Gets Christmas Release

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread Set For Release On Christmas

Focus Features announces that Academy Award-nominated There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson‘s upcoming movie Phantom Thread will be released in December.

Releasing his last film, Inherent Vice, in 2014, the director has since thrown himself into work for his next project. The movie, whose official title is not even confirmed at this point, is said to be a thriller set in the world of 1950’s London’s fashion scene. Not much else is known about the production beyond this.

Although his output is not as extensive as some of his contemporaries, Anderson has managed to leverage the movies he has made to great success. In fact, he has been nominated for six separate Academy Awards over the course of his career, most recently for his work on adapting Inherent Vice for the big screen.

IndieWire, the source of this story, shares the following about the upcoming film:

Day-Lewis stars opposite Richard Graham, Lesley Manville and newcomer Vicky Krieps. Anderson’s longtime collaborator Johnny Greenwood will be composing the original score. Right now Focus’ fall slate is relatively thin, with only Stephen Frears’ “Victoria and Abdul” set for September. Anderson films “Inherent Vice,” “There Will Be Blood” and “Magnolia” all received December speciality runs after festival debuts, which seems to be the exact same path his new film is taking.

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    Considering Mr. Day-Lewis’s announcement of retiring from acting, and that it has now been announced that the character he is playing is based on the life of fashion designer Charles James, one could assume that their may well be a thematic link between the story of a homosexual genius caught up in the social whirl of his times and at the foot of the royal family, who died penniless and inside of a false heterosexual marriage for the sake of appearances, and the creative exhaustion of Mr. Lewis, and his lack of inspiration to continue his career at the foot of a very proscribed, fearful, and reactionary film industry in his own time.

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