The Weinstein Company has released the first teaser poster for Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master. Anderson is a fantastic filmmaker who knows how to tell awesomely unique stories. He also manages to get incredible performances out of his actors. I'm looking forward to seeing his latest film, it looks fascinating.
The film follows a character named Lancaster Dodd, "The Master," played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, a charismatic leader who creates a new religion in the 1950s and his main disciple (Joaquin Phoenix), an alcoholic drifter named Freddie Sutton who becomes Dodd's closest follower only to later break away from his teachings. The story is loosely based on the religion of Scientology.
The movie also stars Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Amy Adams, and Rami Malek. Here's the previously relesed teaser trailer: