Paul Thomas Anderson Returns!
No other filmmaker can hold a sacred candle to writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson when he directs his mind, heart, and camera to American religiosity. Those who’ve seen Magnolia and There Will Be Blood can testify to this.
Muses be praised, Anderson has a new film on the horizon called The Master, staring the Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Laura Dern.
I hear it’s very loosely based on the founding and rise of Scientology, but this association has been downplayed. In any case, it’s about the people involved in the founding of a new religion–“The Cause”–following World War II.
You can view the cryptic teaser here.