Phantom Thread is a film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, and Vicky Krieps. The film takes place in the London fashion world during the 1950s. Day-Lewis plays Reynolds Woodcock, a high-end dressmaker obsessed with his work. He brings a mistress and muse named Alma (Krieps) into his world. Alma loves him but struggles for Woodcock?s attention against his work and his sister and business partner (Manville). The film was highly praised and is nominated for several Academy Awards. On Twitter, several scenes of the film have been referenced in jokes and memes.