There is a new trailer online for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," which expands upon the first teaser's menacing look by introducing us to the characters played by Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams.
Hoffman (who reunites with Anderson, his "Boogie Nights" director) is World War II veteran Lancaster Dodd, a "hopelessly inquisitive man" who forms his own religion called "The Cause" as a result of painful war experiences. (Dodd and his religion are already being compared to L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology.)
Phoenix plays an unsettled man who seems equally drawn to the magnetic Dodd, and equally willing to question and rail against him.
Adams plays Dodd's wife, Mary Sue Dodd, and though she seems innocent enough, the lurching, clinking track and the overlaid dialogue throughout the new trailer suggest there is something sinister left for us to see.
Yes, it's way too early to begin talking about award season, but from the looks of the new teaser, this movie is more than likely barreling toward a few nominations. (The three central actors have all received Oscar nods in the past, with Hoffman winning Best Actor for his "Capote" performance.)
"The Master" hits theaters on October 12.
[via Village Voice]