I’m not even a huge Joaquin Phoenix fan, but I do enjoy me some Phillip Seymour Hoffman; and both of them seem to really be bringing their acting chops to the table on this one. Of course, being a P.T. Anderson movie, that doesn’t really surprise me. His last film was in 2007 with,’There Will Be Blood‘ ;and though ‘No Country For Old Men‘ won the Oscar, deservedly so, he was a VERY close second. The Master looks like another return to a form he never left, just takes many years away from. Below is a synopsis and latest trailer from the film.
After returning from the Second World War, having witnessed many horrors, a charismatic intellectual creates a faith based organization in an attempt to provide meaning to his life. He becomes known as “The Master”. His right-hand man, a former drifter, begins to question both the belief system and The Master as the organization grows and gains a fervent following.
This wonderful-looking and controversial film is expected to be picketed in front of by Scientologists September 21st, 2012.
Also, of note. Looks like Johnny Greenwood will be back to compose the film. He did a great job on There Will Be Blood and he’s a member of my favorite band ever, Radiohead.