Daniel Day-Lewis And Paul Thomas Anderson May Be Reuniting For New Film

Oh, and super-producer Megan Ellison is involved

While 'DDL' and 'PTA' might sound like wrestling factions from the ‘90s, the actor and director are responsible for arguably the greatest American film of the 21st century, There Will Be Blood. If you don't agree, you probably haven't seen it in a while, and now's as good a time as any to re-watch it: Variety reports that the duo may be pairing up once again, this time for a 1950s fashion drama produced by Annapurna Pictures.

Day-Lewis doesn't do movies too often; he spends his time either making shoes or freaking himself out on stage (whether literally or metaphorically, he once saw his father's ghost and had to halt a production of Hamlet). But whatever you think of his intense methodology, there's no denying he's one of cinema’s most captivating performers. This would be his first film since Lincoln, and only his second since he won an Academy Award for making Paul Dano cry. 

What’s more, the project would also pair Anderson up with his Inherent Vice and The Master producer Megan Ellison, whose brief career is so full of landmark films that she’s completely forgiven for Terminator Genysis. Seriously, she has Spike Jonez’ Her, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! and Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers under her belt, and that’s just since 2012.

Is this the more ‘serious’ version of geeking out over superhero movies? That’s assuming geeking out can be serious in any way (it's also assuming that Day-Lewis signs on). The yet-untitled picture is still in its casting phase (Anderson is reportedly working on the script while meeting with Eastern European actresses) and any number of things could change before its eventual release. In the meantime though, it’s one of the most exciting things on our radar.

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