Throughout his career, director Paul Thomas Anderson has earned a great deal of acclaim for his adult-themed dramas, including the likes of Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, The Master and Phantom Thread. And now it seems he’s looking to shake things up a little, with the filmmaker revealing to The Los Angeles Times that he’s been working on a family-friendly project with his 8-year-old daughter.
“Well, I’m working right now on a story with my daughter Lucy,” said Anderson. “She’s 8. She has taken it upon herself, realizing that if I wasn’t going to do it, she would do it with me. We’re trying to hash out something right now. It’s a good collaboration too. It keeps you on your toes. I was trying to guide the story to something a little bit darker, where my instincts wanted to take it, and she was politely, very sweetly reminding me I was aiming it that way and brought it back. We had a good run at it and took a break. We’ve got to get back to it.”
Anderson is yet to announce his next project after Phantom Thread, which is contesting six Oscars at the Academy Awards next month including Best Picture, so it seems he’ll have some time on his hands should he decide to revisit the story.