At last! Paul Thomas Anderson’s got a new movie!

I’ve been waiting for news about the next Paul Thomas Anderson film for a long, long time.

At last, the official PTA site has the news.

The director of Magnolia and Punch-Drunk Love is taking on Oil, a 1927 novel by Upton Sinclair.

The site says, “It’s a tale of of scandal, intrigue and politics. It looks like Daniel Day-Lewis will be the star.”

Okay. I’m going to try to remain calm, but … my favorite American director AND my favorite film star?

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Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • jasdye

    but “the passion” was more horrifying. “shaun of the dead” was just a better horror movie, but there really wasn’t much horror.

    i say, for sheer horror, can’t beat ‘the passion.’

    ohhh, i’m gonna get in trouble again. at least i didn’t say that ‘shaun’ is a better movie than ‘passion.’ ooops.

  • opus

    Hate to say this, but I think I’d have to give the nod to Shaun Of The Dead.

  • Matt Page

    THanks for the upadte Jeffrey – I’ve been waiting to hear what PTA’s next project was going to be for a while, and if it’s got Daniel Day Lewis in it as well then I can’t wait to see it. (If he can get the performance out of Adam Sandler that he did in Punch Drunk Love just think what him and Day-Lewis can do together)

    Matt


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