Decorated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson is on the verge of a new collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis, the award-winning duo that fired There Will Be Blood to critical success almost a decade ago.
Variety reveals that the pair are primed to swap the sun-kissed plains of Little Boston for the catwalk, with Anderson’s latest set to unfold against the New York fashion industry of the 1950s. Without a title to call its own, it’s still early days on the project, though Variety notes that the three-time Oscar winner has been attached to the period drama for some time, and it’s only now that Anderson has taken an interest in the film that it’s begun to garner some momentum.
Currently whipping the script into shape, Anderson is reportedly casting the net for “young actresses of Eastern European descent” as the auteur begins to round out the ensemble cast. Megan Ellison, meanwhile, will produce through her Annapurna Pictures banner, which also lent support to PTA across both The Master and Inherent Vice.
At the core, though, it’s really the reunion between Day-Lewis and Anderson that piques our curiosity. With There Will Be Blood, the actor’s magnetic turn as Daniel Plainview bagged him an Oscar for Best Actor – the Western also clinched Best Cinematography that year – and it’ll be fascinating to see how Anderson peels back the layers of the fashion world’s darker side in next project.