In the past few months we have received a number of teasers for Paul Thomas Anderson’s highly anticipated upcoming film, The Master, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. Today we are treated with what is being called the final preview of the film, which is set to open at several film festivals within the week and nationwide on Sept. 21.
The trailer features a good amount of new footage and clearly highlights the elevated level of performing at which its actors are operating. With numerous shots set amidst beautiful landscapes with dialogue layered overtop, this preview offers a great look at what is to come within the finished product.
Speculation continues to swirl regarding just how closely Hoffman’s character is supposed to mirror that of the late Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. But it appears viewers will be left to draw their own conclusions when the Weinstein Company releases the film in the coming weeks.
Watch the trailer below.