The Master - A Paul Thomas Anderson's 6th film
Poster for The Master
# Synopsis for The Master #
Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Thomas Anderson (the acclaimed director of, There Will Be Blood, Magnolia and Boogie Nights), this story stars Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) and Academy Award-nominee Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line). Set in America in the years following World War II, a charismatic intellectual (Hoffman) launches a faith-based organization and taps a young drifter (Phoenix) as his right-hand man. But as the faith begins to gain a fervent following, the onetime vagabond finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor. A truly one-of-a-kind drama, which promises magnetic virtuoso performances, the film marks the fifth collaboration between Anderson and Hoffman.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
: Lancaster Dodd a.k.a. The Master, a charismatic intellectual who, after witnessing the horrors of WWII, creates a belief system designed to catch on with other lost souls in post-war America.
: Freddie Sutton, an alcoholic drifter who becomes The Master's right-hand man and disciple.
: Mary-Sue Dodd, Lancaster's wife.
: Mrs. Solstad
: A detective.
: Lancaster's son.
: Clark, son-in-law of Lancaster Dodd, married to their sassy 19 year old daughter Elizabeth.
: Doris Solstad
: A leading disciple of Lancaster Dodd, a.k.a. The Master.
: Elizabeth, Lancaster's daughter
Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
: JoAnne Sellar, Ted Schipper
: Megan Ellison, Daniel Lupi
: Mihai Malaimare Jr.
: Jack Fisk
: Jonny Greenwood
*Poster & Trailer by The Weinstein Company & YahooMovies