Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Teaser Released for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

The first teaser for The Master, the highly anticipated new drama written, directed and co-produced by Paul Thomas Anderson - his last film was There Will Be Blood in 2007 - has been released online at TheMasterFilm.com this morning. PTA regular Phillip Seymour Hoffman headlines the cast, but The Master also welcomes the return to the screen for Joaquin Phoenix. Amy Adams and Laura Dern also star.

The film's premise has been kept pretty quiet but I believe it tells the story of a charismatic intellectual (Hoffman) who launches a faith-based organisation following World War II. A drifter (Phoenix) becomes his right-hand man as the faith begins to gain a fervent following.

The Master currently has a release date of 12 October 2012 in the U.S. Here is the teaser. What are your thoughts?


  1. This is how a teaser should be done. PT Anderson puts my ass in the seat and makes sure my eardrums bleed.

    I love that score piece from Jonny Greenwood.

  2. It is so unexpected, but that is usually the first word I use to describe PTA films. Phoenix looks great, almost didn't recognise him for a second there. Excited!!

  3. Loving the look of Phoenix. Not so keen on the music yet.

  4. Cannot wait. Pumped beyond belief for this one. Jonny Greenwood is gonna dominate once again.