Paul Thomas Anderson's long awaited Scientology based film The Master has been given a new release date. The date has actually been moved up to September 14th, which is about a month earlier than its original release date of October 14th.
In a recently interview Harvey Weinstein talks about the movie and the Scientology aspect of it. Basically he's letting the audience come to there own conclusion.
Paul says to me the movie is about a journey for soldiers after World War II – my own dad was one of those guys – and, you know, one of the things that happens to this soldier is he goes to a cult.
Look, I mean, whatever, people are going to draw their own conclusions, and right now there are heated conclusions, and the Tom [Cruise] and Katie [Holmes] situation has exacerbated that. It’s going to be a controversial movie. But it’s a tour de force. I hope what doesn’t get lost is how wonderful the filmmaking is.
Whether the movie was based on Scientology or not, the movie look looks great! I've included the trailer for you below to watch. Are you looking forward to Anderson's The Master?
Here's the short synopsis:
A charismatic man returns home to America from World War II and forms a faith-based organization. He is now known as "the Master" and his belief system is catching on. As the group is gaining momentum and adding new converts, a young drifter arrives and becomes the Masters invaluable aid.
The movie stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, a charismatic leader who creates a new religion in the 1950s, and Joaquin Phoenix plays his main disciple an alcoholic drifter. Rounding out the cast there is Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Amy Adams, and Rami Malek.