“Paul Thomas Anderson is a singular storyteller who has the ability to mesmerize audiences by creating complex and fascinating characters,” said Focus chairman Peter Kujawski. “It is our privilege to bring Daniel Day-Lewis‘ reteaming with Paul to movie lovers who have long hoped for their reunion.”
Focus will distribute the film in the U.S. with Universal Pictures handling international distribution.
Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures is producing the project, with Anderson and JoAnne Sellar producing through his Ghoulardi Film Company.
Day-Lewis also won Oscars for his lead performances in “Lincoln” and “My Left Food.” Anderson received Academy Award nominations for his screenplays of “Inherent Vice,” “Magnolia” and “Boogie Nights,” all of which he also directed.
Focus recently released the animated film, “Kubo and the Two Strings,” while Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal drama “Nocturnal Animals” recently made its world premiere at the 2016 Venice Film Festival. Upcoming projects include “The Zookeeper’s Wife” and Colin Trevorrow‘s “The Book of Henry.”
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