Anticipation of The Master

11/11/2011 | By

Excitement brews…..

For those of you who have seen the film The Ides of March (dir George Clooney)recently, you surely cannot have failed to notice the quite brilliantunderstated performance from Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Paul Zara, GovernorMike Morris’ (George Clooney) campaign manager.
From the moment he steps onto the screen to the his last scene at the funeral,he is quite magnificant.  Now if you are wondering what has this all gotto do with a certain Joaquin Phoenix……wonder no more! It has sent us hereat JPC into an absolute frenzy of excitement as we have both of these actors tolook forward to next year (or early 2013). The very thought of those twoworking together was of course mouth watering and yes, when we heard, most ofus were delighted……However, reality has knocked on our door…..the pennyhas dropped……Finally!!
Paul Thomas Anderson…….Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin RafaelPhoenix……..working together!!!! It doesn’t get any better than that.
Following on from that, a slightly altered synopsis has come out from Collider:

Written and directed by Academy Awardnominee Paul Thomas Anderson (the acclaimed director of, There Will BeBlood, Magnolia and Boogie Nights), this story stars Academy Award winnerPhilip Seymour Hoffman (Capote)and Academy Award-nominee Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line). Set in America in the years followingWorld War II, a charismatic intellectual (Hoffman) launches a faith-basedorganization and taps a young drifter (Phoenix) as his right-hand man. But asthe faith begins to gain a fervent following, the onetime vagabond findshimself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor. A trulyone-of-a-kind drama, which promises magnetic virtuoso performances, the filmmarks the fifth collaboration between Anderson and Hoffman, following HardEight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch Drunk Love.