It's not every year you get a performance from Daniel Day-Lewis – in fact the three-time Oscar-winning thespian has only made 10 films since 1992, and that includes a brief retirement to become a cobbler in Italy.
Now the celebrated actor's eleventh and reportedly final movie gets its first trailer, and it's an event you want to pencil into the calendar.
Phantom Thread sees Day-Lewis reunite with his There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson for another enigmatic and haunting exploration of the human condition. Oh, and there are plenty of fancy women's costumes thrown in, too.
Come again? Well, as it turns out, Phantom Thread swaps Anderson's usual American focus for the shores of the UK, focusing on an elusive, affluent dressmaker in London (played by Day-Lewis) whose ordered existence is turned upside down when he falls for waitress Alma (Vicky Krieps), whom he inducts into the world of high society fashion. The performance is reportedly based on Charles James who has designed for the likes of the Royal family.
Heavy on the atmosphere, the trailer indicates a movie that delves into the dark side of our nature as Day-Lewis evolves from affable if distant loner into a more threatening presence grappling with his inner demons. There are few actors better at uncovering our raw impulses: his explosive roles in the likes of Gangs of New York and There Will Be Blood prove that.
Check out the trailer below – it promises to be another towering collaboration between one of the acting greats and one of cinema's truly great visionary directors. Phantom Thread is released on 2nd February 2018.