Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’ Set for October: Celebrate Now

By  · Published on March 28th, 2012

Yesterday, I ragged all over the hiring of Kenneth Brangah to helm the long-gestating Jack Ryan prequel, mainly because I don’t believe that the film will ever happen and I’m not necessarily sure that I care if it does – but not every long-talked-about project is a bust, not every heavily touted production is destined to never come to fruition. Some do. And some of them are more than worth the wait.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s maybe it is/maybe it isn’t Scientology feature, The Master, has been buzzed about for awhile now – and it’s hit some hurdles on it way to the screen. But that doesn’t mean that this Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Amy Adams-starring feature isn’t going to be great – in fact, I’ll be shocked if it’s not. With a resume like Anderson’s (including no less than Boogie Nights, Punch-Drunk Love, Magnolia, and There Will Be Blood ), a talented cast, and a compelling plot, it’s looking like a can’t-miss (which is why it landed on our most anticipated list for the year). But, when, oh when can we expect to see it?

Cinema Blend reports from a Box Office Mojo listing that the film will release on October 12 (of this year!!), which is a date that, as they note, puts the film “smack dab in the middle of Oscar season and also the New York Film Festival.” Are the Weinsteins going for gold with this one? That’s probably a pretty safe bet.

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