Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’ Rumored for October

(thanks to io9 for the cool fanmade poster)

Much ado has been made about Paul Thomas Anderson‘s next film, The Master, which is said to premiere at this year’s Cannes film festival, although up until this point, nothing has been known about when the rest of the world would be able to see the film.  According to a tweet by Megan Ellison, the film will be shooting for an October release date, entering it in with the rest of the awards season films that will hit later this year, like The Wettest County, Killing Them Softly (a terrible change for the previously titled Cogan’s Trade), Butter, The Silver Linings Playbook, and Django Unchained.

The film stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman as a man “who returns after witnessing the horrors of WWII and tries to rediscover who he is in post-war America. He creates a belief system, something that catches on with other lost souls.”  The movie is said to be a loose version of L. Ron Hubbard‘s life, the creator of Scientology.  Being that Hollywood is full of Scientologists, they are refusing to acknowledge the cult by name, but everyone that has read the script has said that there are a lot of similarities between the main character and Hubbard.  Joaquin Phoenix will co-star as a loyal follower of Hoffman’s religion who begins to question the belief system.  Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood (who did the music on There Will Be Blood) will re-team with Anderson again for the music on this film.  When a date is set in stone, we’ll be the first to let you know.

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