After returning from the Second World War, having witnessed many horrors, a charismatic intellectual creates a faith based organization in an attempt to provide meaning to his life. He becomes known as “The Master”. His right-hand man, a former drifter, begins to question both the belief system and The Master as the organization grows and gains a fervent following.
As if Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt), Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line, Two Lovers), and Amy Adams (The Muppets, Leap Year) weren’t enough, Laura Dern (Novocaine) is also in this. Honestly they had me at the potential idea of Philip Seymour Hoffman (great choice, by the way) being a cult leader. And Amy Adams as his wife? Well, that’s just brilliant pairing these two up again, but in a different fashion. I’m ready to see this one, for sure.