Dano Says There Will Be Blood

By Garth Franklin Wednesday August 2nd 2006 02:47AM

Paul Dano ("Little Miss Sunshine", "The Girl Next Door") will star opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson's drama "There Will Be Blood" says The Hollywood Reporter.

The turn-of-the-century period piece is loosely based on Upton Sinclair's 1927 novel "Oil!". In the film, which Anderson is shrouding in secrecy, Dano plays a gifted, charismatic young preacher who captivates churchgoers.

Day-Lewis portrays a tycoon who strikes it rich after gaining oil rights to a family's ranch, turning the small town where Dano's character preaches into a boomtown.