About the film: The story follows a charismatic intellectual, who founds a faith-based organization that begins to catch on in America in 1952, and the relationship between the Master and Freddie, a twentysomething drifter who becomes the leader's lieutenant. As the faith begins to gain a fervent following, Freddie finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor.
Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity and language.
Dec. 2, 2009:
Project announced. Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson, Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Distributor: Universal Pictures