Watch the Stunning Trailer for Daniel Day-Lewis' Final Film, 'Phantom Thread'

Daniel Day Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread

It is quite literally pointless to analyze this trailer, but we will say this: it's kind of amusing that you'd hire Day-Lewis to essentially play Ralph Fiennes. The character of Reynolds Woodcock is reportedly based on the life of British designer Charles James. They teamed on 2007's "There Will Be Blood", for which the actor won his second of three best actor Oscars. His spokeswoman called it a "private decision" and fans were left longing for explanations.

Our first glimpses of Phantom Thread (watch the trailer above) confirm that the film is another '50s period piece in the vein of The Master, only this time dressed up in haute couture London fashion. See the dramatic trailer below. His collaborations with Paul Thomas Anderson have been among my favorites; in turn, Anderson's with Radiohead are spectacular. I expect Phantom Thread will be no different.

Phantom Thread is released this Christmas.

Anderson's eighth movie and first since 2014's Inherent Vice is thought to be three-time Oscar victor Day-Lewis' final film after he announced his retirement from acting in June. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. He was also nominated for Gangs of NY and In the Name of the Father.

Day-Lewis reunites with There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread, playing a lauded dressmaker whose meticulous creativity is severely tested when he falls in love with a young woman who challenges his structured life.

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