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 is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • 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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