Four months ago (yep, we’ve been counting) we confirmed that the acting legend, Daniel Day-Lewis had – brace yourself – RETIRED from the world of acting. That means no more movies. No more of his face on our screens. No Daniel Day-Lewis ever again. None. Nada. You’re allowed to cry, it’s okay.
As you can see, we’re still not over it.
Thankfully, we’re now faced with a bittersweet moment. When Daniel made the shock announcement of his plans to retire, he had been in the midst of filming a new movie by the name of Phantom Thread. The trailer for Phantom Thread has now been released – and we’re not sure how to feel about it. On the one hand, it’s Daniel Day-Lewis and we’d be doing him a disservice if we didn’t grant him the opportunity to grace our screens with his epic talents. On the other hand, this is the last ever trailer we’ll see him in *sobs*. Okay, we’ll just suck it up. Here goes:
OH MAN THAT LOOKS SO GOOD.
Phantom Thread will see Day-Lewis in the 1950s, as he plays the famous fashion designer, Reynolds Woodcock. During his career, Woodcock provided elegant and unique clothing for some of Britain’s high society folk – including celebrities, royalty and heiresses. The movie will explore the wealth and success Woodcock gained from his designs, but also his burgeoning relationship from his servant, muse and (soon to be) lover, Alma. However, like any tortured artiste (us writers are the worst) wealth and love just isn’t enough for the designer – and he soon fluffs things up. Can he get himself back on the right track? Well, you’ll have to wait for the movie to find out.
Although we’re upset Phantom Thread is Daniel Day-Lewis’s final film – we can’t help but marvel at the impact this movie has had on the prolific writer. In fact, it’s rumored that Daniel will now use his experience as Reynolds Woodcock to become a dressmaker in real life! We’d buy a dress from you, Daniel.
Phantom Thread has been written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and will be released on Christmas Day in the States – so we totes know what we want for Christmas. Tickets please!
P.S We’ll miss you, Daniel.