Film genius Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood) is back. And this time he is accompanied by the not-so-crazy Joaquin Phoenix (whose recent weird behaviour was all due to a strange mockumentary). Here comes another Oscar winner…
Release Date: October 12, 2012
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Amy Adams, Rami Malek
Official Website: TheMasterfilm.com
Plot: Set in America in the years following World War II, a charismatic intellectual (Philip Seymour Hoffman) launches a faith-based organization and taps a young drifter (Joaquin 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.
We only see Phoenix in the trailer below, but he seems to be playing a character of minimal intelligence and someone who is easily manipulated.
Teaser Trailer 1:
Teaser Trailer 2: