This time around, courtesy of Collider, we’ve got another promo image to share, now in the form of a poster (though, it doesn’t even really qualify for being a poster, more like an inverted front cover of a script, but still), along with a full synopsis for the film. And you’d better believe this is going to be awesome.
The project sees Anderson reteaming with Philip Seymour Hoffman, who takes the lead on this, with a brilliant supporting cast, including Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Laura Dern.
“Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Thomas Anderson (the acclaimed director of, There Will Be Blood, Magnolia and Boogie Nights), this story stars Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) and Academy Award-nominee Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line). Set in America in the years following World War II, a charismatic intellectual (Hoffman) launches a faith-based organization and taps a young drifter (Phoenix) as his right-hand man. But as the faith begins to gain a fervent following, the onetime vagabond finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor. A truly one-of-a-kind drama, which promises magnetic virtuoso performances, the film marks the fifth collaboration between Anderson and Hoffman, following Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch Drunk Love.”
The film will be Phoenix’s first film following his “exit” from the acting world with his mockumentary, I’m Still Here, and I’m really looking forward to seeing him and Hoffman together on this. The film is now in post-production, so hopefully we’ll be getting some actual images from it soon, and with any luck a title too. ‘The Master’ has been the title associated with the project for some time now, though it isn’t official, so it will be interesting to see whether or not Anderson sticks with it. Whatever it’s finally called, it’s going to be awesome.
The Weinstein Company picked up the worldwide distribution rights just before Cannes this year, and though there’s still no word on a release date yet, I’m hoping it will be coming sooner rather than later. Without further ado, here’s the promo poster. (See what I mean about it just being an inverted script cover? Regardless, I cannot wait for this.)