You cannot argue that Paul Thomas Anderson is a truly remarkable director, giving us films like Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love and the truly exceptional There Will Be Blood. The director is returning after his masterpiece There Will Be Blood with a new, slightly controversial film called The Master.
We have already shared a couple of teaser trailers with you, but now a proper full length trailer has gone online, and we have it here for you to enjoy. It is quite brilliant, with Anderson’s attention to detail almost over-powering here, and the setting looks terrific. Anderson also has the chance here to direct yet another truly masterful actor in Philip Seymour Hoffman. Just look at what Anderson got from Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood, so I am almost bursting to see what he can create with an actor like Hoffman. Judging by the trailer, there will be some groundbreaking performances here, and with a cast that includes the great Philip Seymour Hoffman, the always superb Joaquin Phoenix and the terrific Amy Adams, The Master will be one Hell of a film. Added to that the fact it just might be about the founder of the controversial scientology movement, we could very well be in for a right treat here.
Not only has there been a brand new trailer, but also the first official poster for the film has been revealed, and even that is intriguing. The title of the film appears on the poster on a bottle of wine, and we are yet to find out just what the significance is.
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