New Paul Thomas Anderson Trailer Shows Birth of Scientology

The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson’s first film since 2007’s There Will Be Blood, is said to tell the story of Scientology’s inception–and its first full-length trailer, indeed, shows Philip Seymour Hoffman issuing an “audit”-like verbal test to a distressed Joaquin Phoenix. The trailer, on the whole, is too cryptic to allow for much plot detail–but Amy Adams, as a vigilant wife, would seem to be quite important to the film. Can we arrange for Katie Holmes to present her Oscar?

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