Daniel Day-Lewis is a reclusive guy, who usually comes out of the shadows for films of real artistic value. Case in point: He's a three time Oscar winner, one of which came for his starring role in 2007's There Will Be Blood. Paul Thomas Anderson directed that film, and is reportedly in talks with the actor to helm the lead in a new project about the 1950s fashion world in New York.
Variety reported Thursday that Day-Lewis has yet to formalize his role in the currently un-named film, but that talks to hash out a deal are very much underway.
Sources have told Variety that Anderson is currently shopping around for a female lead to a play a character of eastern European descent. Anderson's most recent film credits are The Master and Inherent Vice, the latter of which is a realization of Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel of the same name.
There's no word on much of anything related to plot or a production timeline as of yet, but PTA is reportedly working on the script as of now. Additionally, if the director is to adhere to his years-long relationship with Johnny Greenwood, the film should owe its score to the Radiohead virtuoso.