Paul Thomas Anderson‘s latest film starring Daniel Day-Lewis doesn’t have a name or a trailer, but if its new release date is any indication, it has major awards season potential. Focus Features announced at CinemaCon Wednesday the film will release sometime around Christmas 2017.
The presentation didn’t feature any footage from the film or an exact date.
Anderson wrote and directed the feature and Day-Lewis stars. The two previously paired on “There Will Be Blood.” At this time, not much is known about the film. However, the press release notes the film will center around the fashion world in 1950s London. According to IMDB, the official synopsis is the following:
Set in the fashion world of 1950s London, a dressmaker is commissioned to design for members of high society and the royal family.
Focus Features will distribute in the U.S. and Universal will handle overseas. Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison is producing, as is Anderson and JoAnne Sellar through his Ghoulardi Film Company.
Of the film, Ellison said, “Amongst their contemporaries, Paul and Daniel truly represent the highest tier of artistry in film. We are thrilled to partner with Peter and his entire team at Focus and collaborate once again with Paul on this ever original, visionary story. We cannot wait to see this lush world come to life with Daniel at the center.”
Additionally, Focus chairman Peter Kujawski said, “Paul Thomas Anderson is a singular storyteller who has the ability to mesmerize audiences by creating complex and fascinating characters. It is our privilege to bring Daniel Day-Lewis’ reteaming with Paul to movie lovers who have long hoped for their reunion.”
Day-Lewis and Anderson have a long history with the Academy. Day-Lewis is a three-time Best Actor winner. He won for “Lincoln,” “There Will Be Blood” and “My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown.”
Additionally, he has two other nominations for “Gangs of New York” and “In the Name of the Father.”
Anderson has never won an Oscar, however, he is a six-time nominee.