Paul Thomas Anderson is the guy behind films like, Hard Eight (1996), Boogie Nights (997), Magnolia (1999), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), and There Will Be Blood (2007). He has been nominated for five Academy Awards. Best Adapted Screenplay; Magnolia for Best Original Screenplay; and Boogie Nights for Best Original Screenplay, and There Will Be Blood for Best Achievement in Directing, Best Motion Picture of the Year. Paul Thomas Anderson stands today where directors like Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell and Steven Soderbergh stands, self taught filmmakers circle. Like Tarantino, Russell and Soderberg, Mr. Anderson learned the craft himself by watching films at home. Today he is one of the best filmmakers and every time he stands behind the camera he provides us the work of a true cineaste.
Today the folks from collider acquired some valuable updates regarding Mr. Anderson’s next project, which is based on a creator of a faith-based organization and his followers. The leading cast of this project are Philip Seymour Hoffman as the leader of the organization and Joaquin Phoenix as a young drifter who becomes the right hand man of Hoffman. The film also stars Laura Dern, Amy Adams, David Warshovsky, and Jesse Plemons. As you can see below the promo poster, the project is still untitled and I was under the impression that the project received its title back then when this was announced and if you check back on IMDb their record is still indicating the title as, The Master. IMDb may change their record in few days, for the promo poster that Collider has acquired is officially from American Film Market crowd.
Official film synopsis:
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.