Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood is one of the greatest films of the last ten years, so I am pretty bloody excited to see what the genius director can do next. His new film, The Master, looks very intriguing, a little dark and a little crazy to say the least. There are many rumours that the film is based on Scientology, although all we have to go on so far is today’s trailer, and previous trailer and a short synopsis.
The new trailer now features one of my favourite actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman, taking a more prominent role, and we also get a glimpse of Amy Adams who plays main star Joaquin Phoenix’s wife. Hoffman is due to play the Master of the title, a charismatic leader who turns the life of ex-Navy man Freddie (Phoenix) right around. The film looks beautifully shot, with the 1950’s setting expertly created on screen. Radiohead’s Johnny Greenwood (who scored There Will Be Blood) returns to do the music here as well, and his bizarre sounds can be heard holding the trailer together.
The Master is written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Rami Malek, Laura Dern and Jesse Plemons.
A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as “the Master” whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.
By Matt Wavish