There was quite a fuss when Daniel Day-Lewis announced his retirement from acting earlier this year. Now we have a trailer and synopsis for his apparent final movie, Phantom Thread.

From writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, Magnolia), Phantom Thread – due in cinemas in 2018 – is set in 1950s post-war London. Day-Lewis is renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock who, together with his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville), is at the epicentre of British fashion. Royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames are all clambering for their garments. Through all of this, Reynolds is a confirmed bachelor – until headstrong young Alma (Vicky Krieps) crosses his path.She becomes both his muse and lover, but Reynolds finds love a dirsuption to his carefully planned life.

So, will Day-Lewis go out with a bang, or a whimper? Here’s our first opportunity to ponder that question…

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