After announcing his effective retirement from acting, there's an incredible amount of pressure on his final film to deliver the kind of performance that can round out the incredible career Day-Lewis has had.
Three Oscars for Best Actor, four BAFTAs and two Golden Globes later, Daniel Day-Lewis is now ending his career with Paul Thomas Anderson's 1950s-set drama, Phantom Thread. According to the official plot synopsis released today, Day-Lewis plays a womanising dressmaker to royalty, movie stars and socialites who meets his match in a spirited young woman.
Here's the official synopsis:
"Set in the glamour of 1950s 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."
Phantom Thread is set for a December 25th release in the US, and will likely reach Ireland in early 2018.