Paul Thomas Anderson Is Cinematographer on His New Movie
Paul Thomas Anderson has taken on cinematography duties on his upcoming film.
The news comes from Indiewire, whose sources said Anderson has thought about taking on a director of photography role on one of his own films for a while. One of their sources said Anderson had Robert Elswit (Gold) in consideration, but Elswit was unavailable due to scheduling. Elswit was Anderson’s cinematographer on all but one of his feature films.
Anderson worked as DP on a few Radiohead music videos last year, according to Indiewire. His only other cinematographer credit is his short film The Dirk Diggler Story, which he shot in 1987 and later turned into Boogie Nights.
The upcoming film – known as “Phantom Thread” during production – is about a dressmaker (Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln) who takes assignments from the aristocrats and royalty of 1950s London. Lewis is joined by Lesley Manville (Maleficent), Richard Graham (Titanic), and Vicky Krieps (A Most Wanted Man). Jonny Greenwood (Inherent Vice) scores the film, which is edited by Dylan Tichenor (Triple 9). Anderson directs from his own original screenplay.
The movie opens on Christmas Day.