Things are starting to heat up on the Phantom Thread front, and quickly! Since we last posted, Focus Features has launched two verified social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook for the film, the latter of which has posted a full synopsis for the movie which discloses (among other things) the name of Daniel Day-Lewis' character. If you are trying to retain your sense of mystery going into the theatre on Christmas Day, we can dig it. The synopsis is pasted below the fold for you to avoid as you wish. Also below the fold is an excerpt passed along to us from a recent Mark Bridges interview for Film Comment, in which he touched on the costume design of the new film. Enjoy!
As we slowly close in on the release date of Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth feature length motion picture, a project otherwise still shrouded in secrecy has at least settled on one thing: it is in fact, after all the pomp and circumstance, going to be called Phantom Thread. Since we were secretly rooting for this all along, the news definitely receives the C&RV stamp of approval.
No less revealing, the news of the title has been unveiled due to the official site for the movie being launched by Focus Features earlier today. You can visit that site by clicking here.
For now, other information about the status of the project on the site does not reveal much beyond what we already knew (its synopsis almost exactly matches the one Focus released when principal photography got underway earlier this year) but it does reaffirm a Christmas Day release, which some folks had been skittish about considering how tightly under wraps the film has been until now.
We can only guess this means more major info is on the precipice of dropping but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
For now, the countdown continues to count down.
Special thanks to @j_shansky for helping on this one.
As we suddenly find ourselves within striking distance of #ProjectPhantomThread, PTA continues to kick out the HAIM jams with the wonderfully pleasant new video for their track "Little of Your Love,' which you can see above.
Also finally migrating onto the site from our social media outlets a few days ago, PTA's 14-minute performance film with HAIM, Valentine, is also now broadly available for eye-feasting. Peep it: