A new trailer for has beenÂ releasedÂ for writer/directorÂ Paul Thomas Andersonâ€™sÂ The Master. ItÂ starsÂ Philip Seymour HoffmanÂ as World War II veteran Lancaster Dodd, who becomes theÂ charismaticÂ leader of his own religiousÂ movement called ‘The Cause’.Â He enlists the help ofÂ Freddie QuellÂ (Joaquin Phoenix),Â aÂ drifter whoÂ becomes Doddâ€™s right-hand man.
The film is said to have Scientology overtones, with particular similaritiesÂ to the life of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.
The flick was shot using the large 65mmÂ format, the same used by Christopher Nolan on Inception, so expect to see some striking visuals. Originally The Master wasÂ set to open in October, but has since been moved up an entire month.
The film also starsÂ Amy Adams,Â Laura Dern, andÂ Jesse Plemons.
The MasterÂ opensÂ September 14th, 2012.