HOLLYWOOD – There Will Be Blood team Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day Lewis are to reunite in order to remake Rob Marshall’s 2009 musical.

The Oscar winning team that brought you one of the finest films of the millennium There Will Be Blood are once more together. Paul Thomas Anderson (often known as PT Anderson) and Daniel Day Lewis (never known as DD Lewis) are once more to make a film together.

We spoke to DD Lewis EXCLUSIVELY:

As you know Exec, it takes me a long time to choose a project and often what attracts me to the work is a combination of the material and the character and the people involved. I want to work with Spielberg and Scorsese, and PT Anderson as well fits into that.

Paul Thomas Anderson described the process of the collaboration:

We’ve been looking to make something else for a good long while after we finished There Will Be Blood, but Daniel was very clear that he had a legacy to protect. The one brown smear on what otherwise is a pretty impeccable filmography was the musical Nine which he made with Ron Marshall.

Lewis continues:

Nine was supposed to show a certain range. I wanted to be surrounded by beauty, beautiful women, style and locations. But in the end the film was a mess and the music wasn’t particularly good. It stands out like a sore thumb. So when I talked to PT about what I really wanted to do, I said I wanted to go back and do the film again but better. Get it right this time.

Paul Thomas Anderson:

I totally saw this as a challenge. Watching the film, it’s just so difficult to see how it can be rescued. It’s so superficial and glossy, but in a sense I’ve always been interested in getting under that surface and seeing how it works. I’m rewriting the script, we’re having new songs by Radiohead and Daniel is going to take on his character from a slightly new angle.

And the new angle? Daniel Day Lewis smiles:

A serial killer.

Nine: 2.0 will be released in 2018.


LOS ANGELES- Justin Timberlake’s long awaited directorial debut is going to be a film version of Radiohead’s seminal 1997 concept album Ok Computer it was announced today at a press conference at the Los Angeles Hilton.

Timberlake says that he is inspired by such films as Ken Russell’s Tommy and Alan Parker’s Pink Flyod: The Wall but not Rob Marshall’s Chicago.

The pop star turned pop star told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

I want to take inspiration from music that changed the era and to some extent summed up the era. And Radiohead have been instrumental at every stage of the creative process. As a first time director I feel particularly grateful to Thom Yorke for his guidance. Once you get through the abuse, there are actually some words of real wisdom immersed deep in the vitriol.

Plot details were few on the ground but Timberlake and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman said that the band would be characters, they would all live in the same house and they would go on holiday to Europe in a red double-decker bus. As for casting, the young director and star of Southland Tales said the band had all agreed to appear as themselves and astrophysicist and – in something of a scoop – Nobel prize winner  Stephen Hawking has also signed up for a cameo, although Timberlake refused to say if the role involved any singing.

Shooting is due to begin in April and finish in September, with a release date already set for Christmas Day, 2014.