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See the first poster for The Master

The Master

It's intrigued us with two teaser trailers and now the first poster for Paul Thomas Anderson's eagerly-awaited drama The Master has been released - scroll down to see it!

Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, The Master has been rumoured to tell a story with striking similarities to the life of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard, though Hoffman insisted last year the film was not about the controversial organisation.

Here's the synopsis for The Master, due for release in the US in October 2012;

Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Thomas Anderson (the acclaimed director of There Will Be Blood, Magnolia and Boogie Nights), this story stars Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote) and Academy Award-nominee Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line).

Set in America in the years following World War II, a charismatic intellectual (Hoffman) launches a faith-based organization and taps a young drifter (Phoenix) as his right-hand man. But as the faith begins to gain a fervent following, the onetime vagabond finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor. A truly one-of-a-kind drama, which promises magnetic virtuoso performances, the film marks the fifth collaboration between Anderson and Hoffman, following
Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch Drunk Love.