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There Will Be Blood is a 2007 drama film directed, written and co-produced by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film is loosely based on the Upton Sinclair novel, Oil ! (1927). It tells the story of a silver-miner-turned-oil-man on a ruthless quest for wealth during Southern California‘s oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano.

Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970) is an American film directorscreenwriter, and producer. He has written and directed five feature films: Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (1997),  Magnolia (1999), Punch-Drunk Love (2002) and There Will Be Blood (2007). He has been nominated for five Academy AwardsThere Will Be Blood for Best Achievement in Directing, Best Motion Picture of the Year, and Best Adapted Screenplay; Magnolia for Best Original Screenplay; and  Boogie Nights for Best Original Screenplay.

He’s been hailed as being “one of the most exciting talents to come along in years” and as being “among the supreme talents of today”

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