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 departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.

  • 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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