Jonny Greenwood reported to score new Paul Thomas Anderson film, starring that guy with a milkshake obsession

Jonny Greenwood reported to score new Paul Thomas Anderson film, starring that guy with a milkshake obsession

You know how it’s not uncommon for people to say “water is wet” as a sarcastic response to relatively obvious statements? We’re not far off from being able to use “Jonny Greenwood is scoring a Paul Thomas Anderson film” as an equally snarky retaliation, because those two individuals have demonstrated nigh professional inseparability going all the way back when There Will Be Blood challenged No Country for Old Men in the emerging genre of awesome-films-set-in-the-desert-that-also-make-me-question-the-benevolence-of-humanity. Both movies came out in 2007, and since then, Radiohead’s Greenwood has scored PTA’s The Master (2012) and Inherent Vice (2014), and PTA also made a documentary out of a Greenwood India trip that ultimately resulted in the collaborative (with Shye Ben Tzur and assorted Indian musicians) album Junun. Think there’s any room for more in this ongoing party?

Baseless rumor has it that Daniel Day-Lewis had an aching desire to turn that tandem into a lovable threesome, which is (not) the reason why he’s slated to re-join the composer-director duo once again for an as-yet untitled 2017 feature. Lesley Manville will star alongside him, and if Greenwood’s score for There Will Bloodis any indication, there’s little doubt that Day-Lewis’s acting range will be reflected more than adequately in the musical accompaniment. The film is said to be a drama involving the London fashion world in the 1950s. Stay tuned for more news as Focus Features delivers it.

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