Friday, May 24, 2024

Watch First Trailer for Daniel Day Lewis’s Bid for 4th Oscar From What Could Be Final Film


Daniel Day Lewis will go for a 4th Oscar from his final film, “Phantom Thread,” directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

The drama is inspired by 50s fashion designer Charles James, who was considered America’s “first couturier.” James was born in London but lived in the US. PTA’s movie is obviously not following James’s life exactly.

The trailer also indicates that Focus is going with this title– a strange one, sounds like a send up of “Star Wars.” The movie looks beautiful and dramatic, and a tad humorless. DDL says he’s retiring when this project is done. That’s the pity of the whole thing. I was really hoping to see him as a villain in a super hero movie. (NO, that’s a joke.)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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