Hot on the heels of the new poster debut last night, a new trailer for writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master has been released. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a World War II veteran who’s haunted by his experiences, and decides to form his own religion as a result. Joaquin Phoenix plays a drifter who becomes Dodd’s right-hand man. If there were any doubts about the film’s Scientology overtones, those can be thrown out the window after watching this new trailer. More striking, though, is the fact that it looks like the crux of the story centers on Phoenix’s character. The actor looks to be in fine form, and this trailer teases some great contention between Phoenix and Hoffman.
On top of the promisingly thrilling performances and touchy subject matter, Anderson shot the pic in gorgeous 65mm, which results in some brilliant photography. And the excruciating wait for The Master continues. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Amy Adams, Laura Dern, and Jesse Plemons. The Master opens on October 12th.
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